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Shutter Island Moves Back To 2010
Scorsese's out of this year's Oscar race

24 August 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

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It's hard to say whether this is good news or bad news, but Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island has moved its US release date from October to next February. That puts it out of Oscar contention - at least for this year - and leaves a big hole in everyone's "most likely to win" lists.

Paramount chief Brad Grey said that the move was down to a wish to "remain flexible and willing to recalibrate and adapt to a changing environment" given that the company's slate was "greenlit in a very different economic climate". He says that this move will "maximize our overall success" and is the best move for the film as well as the studio.

One thing everyone's saying is that there are no problems with the film - it's tested well, and isn't terribly long at around 2 hours - but explanations for the move are a little obscure otherwise. One source that Finke quotes suggests that the move is down to Paramount's tight marketing budget, which won't allow them to promote the picture thoroughly for an awards run; another says it's a question of DVD sales; another that it's DiCaprio's commitments elsewhere (presumably filming Inception) which would keep him from doing the publicity tour that this sort of film requires.

In any case, the message is: don't worry, but do settle in for a wait. Since the UK release date is very likely to follow the US one, expect to see this early next spring.


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What the fuck?? This is bollocks!!!! I was so counting on seeing this on 9th October.. Looked like a damn interesting choice for scorsese and now gotta wait another 4 months jus because of some stupid paramount advertising bullshit. Very lame! More

Posted by MartyW at 18:17 on 29 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Shit !
L: rubadub Fuck piss shit cunt tits bollocks.And arse. sp; My thoughts exactly More

Posted by dj vivace at 10:27 on 26 August 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Ahhhhhhh shit........
This is rubbish, was looking forward to this, trailer looked good. More

Posted by SteveO85 at 22:04 on 25 August 2009 | Report This Post

Ahhhhhhh shit........
What else was there opening around it that would have fucked its chances at the box office? Let's face it- it was hardly likely to go north of $150m in the states so it is unlikely to be competition from elsewhere. DiCaprio doesn't have any issues with Scorsese (not after 4 movies and 2 future collaborations planned) so it can't be that. One can onlt assume that Paramount are just being CUNTS of the first order. But, if studios can change release dates for blockbusters like Harry Potter, I don't More

Posted by samjacksonswig at 08:41 on 25 August 2009 | Report This Post

Important news for Paramount
SCORSESE HAS ALREADY WON A BEST DIRECTOR OSCAR YOU BUNCH OF DUMMIES, NOW STOP WITH THE CRAP EXCUSES AND RELEASE IT PLEASE. More

Posted by Gareth B at 03:07 on 25 August 2009 | Report This Post

Gutted!
Damn! Me and the missus were really looking forward to this one. Ah well, i suppose in the words of Ace Ventura we'll "just wait longer!" More

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Posted by CORLEONE at 23:29 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

Grrrrr, was really looking forward to this More

Posted by mattymjp at 22:01 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

Shit !
Fuck piss shit cunt tits bollocks.And arse. More

Posted by rubadub at 21:53 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

Bollox anyway! More

Posted by Tindum at 21:33 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

I didn't think the book was particularly brilliant and I was surprised when Scorsese decided to make it into a movie. The plot twists are fairly contrived and I can't really see how a film adaptation could change that. Then again, it is Scorses so I'll always give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm not chomping at the bit to see this so the delay doesn't really bother me. More

Posted by muchobenny at 21:07 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

This is a tragedy
Unbelievable why oh why oh why. More

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Posted by doncopey1 at 18:46 on 24 August 2009 | Report This Post

NOOOOOO!!! WHYYYYYYY!!!
The book was fantastic, as was the trailer. It was seeing the superb trailer that got me intrested in reading the book in the first place. It shows a lot of promise in continuing Scorsese's awards run. More

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