So no, the new movie won’t be released March 14 as I’d suggested earlier.  Which is a bad news/good news tale – with an emphasis on the latter.

See, once upon a time, APG was going to be an MGM release, and March 14 was the date that worked for that studio’s release schedule.  But recently Universal saw the movie, liked its upside, and made a successful bid to cherry-pick it away from MGM.  Which is fine by me, since I’ve done two releases with the folks at Uni — PITCH BLACK and RIDDICK.  It’s a good team they have in place, led by Adam Fogelson, and they know their shit.  Waiting a few extra months for them to get their marketing materials together is a small price to pay for having a major like Uni release your movie.      

Anyway, the date that works for Uni schedule is now sometime in August, possibly August 14.  And I’ll even caveat that, if only because movies frequently change release dates these days.  Sometimes it’s a reflection of the movie itself, sometimes it’s simply about the musical chairs that all studios play with their releases.   So don’t get too hung up about it.  I don’t.

Including pix of my two leading ladies, Milla Jovovich and Kiele Sanchez.  Gentlemen, start your engines.





~ by davidtwohy on March 8, 2009.

6 Responses to “A PERFECT GETAWAY Update”

  1. AMAZING News! Universal will hopefully treat this movie MUCH better! Congrats David! Hopefully the release date won’t be August 14 because of Final Destination 4, or August 28 because of Halloween 2… the beginning of August would be best:) And hopefully a trailer will premiere soon! Premiere it with the new Fast and Furious movie!! =)

    This movie is gonna be AMAZING! Can’t Wait!

  2. […] Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn, have been revealed by director Twohy over at his WordPress blog — and, to our great pleasure, one of them features a beautiful Milla as Cydney! Check out the […]

  3. Thanks for the update! I’ve been waiting for a David Twohy film since the end credits on Riddick rolled! I’m excited and congratulations!!

  4. […] Twohy posted the two pictures on his blog with the announcement that A Perfect Getaway had been pushed back for a an August […]

  5. Thank you David. You are one of the best and make littles pieces of art instead of movies. I hope the best for APG, for me, Uni is better because the worldwide releases (I live in Spain) are better and faster.

    Diesel is been talkin’ about new Riddick, I hope whatever you decide to do next looks like that (and soon! 🙂 ).

    Thank you very much.

  6. […] upcoming horror film A Perfect Getaway, starring Timothy Olyphant and Milla Jovovich. Last month, director David Twohy said that the film, which was originally intended to be distributed by MGM, would be released by […]

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