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The Tomb Renamed The Escape Plan
Sly and Arnie move dates, tweak names

10 April 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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If you thought the original name of Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's prison break movie The Tomb wasn't descriptive enough, then prepare to rejoice because The Tomb has now become The Escape Plan. Also, it's had its release date changed to September 13, 2013. 

This is all because the studio behind it, Summit Entertainment, have been doing a little light maintenance on a few of their projects. I, Frankenstein, the graphic novel adaptation that stars Aaron Eckhart as the monster, has moved from September 13 to January 24, 2014, leaving this gap for The Escape Plan to fill.

These date changes, though annoying for those of us looking forward to Eckhart lurching around and grunting at people, don't really compare to the The Tomb/Escape Plan switcheroo, which is a bit of a shame. Arguably The Tomb sounds more like a horror movie title - which it isn't, as it's actually about an architect who designs maxium security prisons (Stallone) having to break out of a building of his own making - so maybe they were trying to avoid confusion. But considering how badly the similarly milquetoast-named The Last Stand did, you'd hope Summit would have stuck to their guns.

Joining them in that September 13 slot is the Insidious sequel, Insidious Chapter 2, which trying a similar trick to The Last Exorcism follow-up, The Last Exorcism Part II, with a title that sounds like they were planning another film all along... Here's hoping the sequel for The Escape Plan is called The Escape Plan II: The Tomb to make things right.


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