Outlander Finally Gets A U.S. Theatrical Release Date

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outlander1 Outlander Finally Gets A U.S. Theatrical Release Date

Back in August we told you about a funky genre film that was having trouble making it into U.S. theaters. It’s a movie that pits Vikings against aliens. Seriously.

Oh, but wait… it actually looks good (and by “good” I mean enjoy it for what it is, a pure cool concept action/sci-fi film, not an Oscar contender). What’s this little gem called?


At the time there was some confusion as the DVD had been made available for pre-order on some website even though the film hadn’t been released yet. On the official Outlander blog the DVD screw up was addressed, but there was still no hint of a release date.

Fast forward to a few days ago, when rumors of a January 23, 2009 release date started surfacing. At first the word was that would be the date for the Canadian release, but now it’s looking like it’s the date we’ll get to see it in the U.S.

The Weinstein Company (which is distributing the film) has set up a page for it on their site, where they announce that as the official release date. Now the question is: How wide of a release will Outlander get? Will it make it onto a decent number of screens or will it be “buried” with no marketing and a sub-100 theater release?

The folks who run the official blog (it’s not clear who exactly that is… the writers? Director?) are worried the film won’t get wide distribution and not many people will have the chance to see it. I’ve heard that it cost $50MM to make and that’s not exactly a low budget film. It’s had a very limited release overseas and has brought in about $2.9 million at the box office (mainly in Spain where it’s been open for two weeks) with very little marketing.

It also has some recognizable names in the cast including James Caviezel, Ron Perlman and John Hurt. For the babe factor there’s Sophia Myles. Outlander was directed by Howard McCain and written by the director and Dirk Blackman. They are also co-writing the screenplay for the upcoming Conan movie and wrote the script for the soon to open Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

Here’s the poster:

outlander Outlander Finally Gets A U.S. Theatrical Release Date

You can check out two trailers for Outlander here.

Source: io9

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  1. I remember when I first saw the trailer for this I though it looked cool and fun. Hopefully I’ll get to see it in the theater.

  2. I liked this when saw the trailers (there was US and international ones on here I’m sure) and hope to see it somehow.
    My sort of movie and I’m not ashamed to admit it. :D

  3. It’s got Jim Caviezel in it. I will see it. Plus, Perlman and Hurt. Cannot go wrong. Anyone seen Mutant Chronicles?

    I thought it was pretty slow-paced but Badass.

  4. I’ll check this out if it’s released wide. I like the premise, and the trailers were pretty cool. Almost like a “Predator” type of film. If Beverly Hills Chihuahua can get a wide release, than this film deserves better than that!!

  5. I wish it will show in the theaters where I am. I will be trying to get people to go watch this…

  6. Hey Aaron, you want a more realistic approach in a movie where Vikings fight an alien invasion?



  7. Hey hey hey, if a Dragon can speak English with Sean Connery’s voice, these people can speak English too! :-D

  8. Somehow this really reminds me of the “King Arthur” movie that came out recently(ish). I wasn’t fond of that movie.

    I they took a more realistic approach (perhaps, actually speaking in Norse or Celtic with subtitles?), I’d be more interested.

  9. It’s time for a viral video approach. It looks awesome so maybe someone out there with the know how starts getting it out there so every day people get exposure to it!!

  10. They should have a fake archiology find where they find “strange monster like bones” in an area with other artifacts dating back to the days of the vikings… or something like that, lol.

  11. Oops, what’s with my bad spelling? I meant archeology…

  12. can you keep me up to date with your great films via e-mail please ?