After all the excitement of this week, with Q&As, new pictures, a Love and Other Drugs poster and a date for Source Code, it seems a pity to end the week with some bad news - at least for this corner of the world. But, in a pattern that we have grown oh so accustomed to over the years (think Zodiac, Brothers, Prince of Persia), the signs are that Love and Other Drugs has been postponed in the UK by almost three months. Fox today 'released' the international trailer - aka 'the second trailer' that we saw a couple of weeks ago. It was accompanied by a press release that said that Love and Other Drugs will now be out in the UK on 14 February 2011. Many thanks to friends at HeyUGuys for the information and the background.
Originally, Love and Other Drugs had a release date of 29 December (as shown in the scan from the September issue of Total Film below). But other things have changed too. Jake Gyllenhaal's character Jamie Reidy has a new name - he is now Jamie Randall. The Prince of Persia date shifted in the UK (in the right direction) in the last few weeks and we can hope so again here but one can't help thinking that Valentine's Day was picked for a reason that may stick. At this rate, British and possibly some other audiences, will be able to see the film on DVD and in the theatres almost simultaneously, not to mention seeing LAOD and Source Code in the theatres during the same month.
In a possibly futile attempt to cheer myself up I must give thanks to Total Film's October 2010's edition with its PoPquiz. Spot the ten differences. I think I got one or two... The moustache is a nice touch.
There is also a review of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Prince of Persia.
For anyone who missed it, you can see my videos from the Duncan Jones BFI Q&A at MovieBrit.
Includes picture from IHJ and scans from WDW.