Monday, August 29, 2011

Alfredson's "Tinker, Tailor" Set Back to December

This is an irritant move by Focus Features, but not at all one I'm surprised to announce. Focus Features has pushed back the U.S. release of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" to the annals of December. The thing is, the film is still set for a U.K release in mid-September, so this move isn't just irritating, but a tad illogical. One can assume that plenty of leaked versions of the film will make it online before its release in December.

Yes, I can understand Focus' need not to contend with close competition of films such as "Carnage", "The Artist", and its like, but at this point they have more to earn from moving the film up than pushing it back. With the Venice Film Festival only two days away now, and Tomas Alfredson's film set to appear by next Monday, it seems like an appropriate time to put this news out there. As usual, America proves to be the least interesting place in the world.

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