‘Green Zone’ also pushed to 2010

Posted by · 10:22 pm · July 28th, 2009

This Universal announcement isn’t as unexpected as the last one, since it’s been somewhat in the air for a while now, but Chad reminds us that Paul Greengrass’s “Green Zone” has landed a March 2010 release date, taking it out of this year’s Oscar race and leaving the studio with two summer hopefuls: Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” and Judd Apatow’s “Funny People.”  Unless, of course, there’s a festival pick-up.  Lots of potential still floating around on that front.

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  • 1 7-28-2009 at 10:37 pm

    James D. said...

    And that was on your Oscar Charts list. I guess that opens that up, plus limiting Damon’s chances.

  • 2 7-29-2009 at 12:30 am

    Brian said...

    I still can’t see Public Enemies getting in.

  • 3 7-29-2009 at 12:57 am

    Ali E. said...

    This will most probably open The Hurt Locker’s way to the Oscars… I think Bigelow may even be a favorite to win at this stage… Universal’s Funny People may also be the one they push harder and eventually land a Best Picture nomination, even though the reviews are not very enthusiastic so far…

  • 4 7-29-2009 at 4:46 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Funny People not enthusiastic? It’s not raves but hailed as Apatow’s best, and with his previous far lesser films also concidered for Oscar glory this one is a solid contender. Especiallt with 10.

    Public Enemies won’t get in, it’s too progressive.

  • 5 7-29-2009 at 6:52 am

    j said...

    The reviews are worse than both of his previous films, mostly saying he tries harder this time but is too self-indulgent and incohesive.