Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Finally! A release date for Southland Tales.

I know I've been waiting for this, for going on damn near 3 years!

Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced a Nov. 9 U.S. release date for Richard Kelly's SF epic movie Southland Tales, according to a report on IndieWIRE.

The company is releasing the movie in partnership with Destination Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.

Southland Tales debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival to disastrous reviews and has since been reworked and completed by Kelly.

It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, Cheri Oteri, Kevin Smith and Amy Poehler, among others, with original music by Moby, a music sequence by Timberlake and a soundtrack that includes The Killers, The Pixies, Muse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Radiohead and Jane's Addiction.

Set a year from now in Los Angeles, the film is described as, "an epic story that takes place over the course of three days, culminating in a massive 4th of July celebration."

"The time and additional visual effects that were added have allowed me to achieve my original vision for Southland Tales," Kelly said in a statement. "The fans' response has been overwhelming, and I anticipate that moviegoers will respond enthusiastically."

The filmmaker will discuss the movie at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 27.

And I say it's about damn time. 3 years ago I was looking at the cool viral campaign he had out to go with the movie, all these awesome websites and stuff. It's nice to see the movie is finally coming out, and I hope it's as good as Donnie Darko, or hell, even half as good.

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