Luhrmann’s Australia, Aja’s Piranha and Zombie’s Tyrannosaurus Rex have all been dated for release. Details after the jump.
First up is Baz Luhrmann’s Australia. 20th Century Fox has set a release date of November 14, 2008:
“Australia,” a romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, centers on an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Hugh Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
Alexandre Aja’s Piranha, which will be released in 3-D, has been dated for July 24, 2009:
Directed by Aja and co-penned by Josh Stolberg, the plot crunch floating around now goes like this: A tremor causes Arizona’s Lake Havasu floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.
And lastly, Rob Zombie’s Tyrannosaurus Rex has been dated for August 28, 2009. However, no details have been released on the Rob Zombie directed film. Shock Till You Drop has the following to say on what the film may be about:
It can’t be a title change for his animated flick The Haunted World of El Superbeasto… We presume it’s the moniker for his next feature set up at Dimension Films (he has a two-pic deal with the Weinsteins). The digging for more info begins now – we’ll hit up the man himself for more details.