Only recently were new pictures from the Bryan Singer-directed, Tom Cruise-starring World War II thriller Valkyrie released, but word out of MGM and United Artists this week is that the film is being moved from October 3, 2008 to President’s Day Weekend February 13, 2009. More after the jump.
“MGM is proud and excited to be presenting ‘Valkyrie,’ and because of that we want to give it the best launch possible,” said Clark Woods, President of Domestic Distribution of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, which is distributing the movie domestically. “When an opening became available for President’s Day Weekend, we seized the opportunity. Having seen a lot of the film and how great it is going to play once it’s finished, moving into a big holiday weekend is the right move.”
United Artist’s statement:
“‘Valkyrie’ is shaping up to be a phenomenal movie,” said Dennis Rice, President of Worldwide Marketing and Publicity for United Artists, which made the movie. “We’re delighted that MGM has agreed to hold the release until the very strong holiday weekend.”
Currently scheduled for release on the new date are Confessions of a Shopaholic and Friday the 13th.
Source: MGM and United Artists (via ComingSoon.net)