New Release Dates for ‘Kingsman,’ ‘Poltergeist’ & ‘Run All Night’

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The spring and summer lineup for 2015 is coming more into focus. We’ve already got The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World and the new entry in the Terminator franchise (Terminator: Genisys) coming up, to say nothing of Mad Max: Fury Road, Ant-Man and at least half a dozen other possible hits.

To add to the mix a little, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox have each announced new release dates for three more upcoming films. Kingsman: The Secret Service will release on February 13, 2015, rather than the previously-set October 2014 date; the reboot of Poltergeist, also distributed by Fox, has thus been pushed back from February to July 24th; and Liam Neeson’s latest action film Run All Night is slated for April 17th.

Kingsman, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), stars Collin Firth (The King’s Speech) as a British secret agent who indoctrinates a protégé (newcomer Taron Egerton) in the world of espionage.

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At Comic-Con last month Fox showed an extended look of the film, which heavily featured Firth being generally badass, much to the delight of those in attendance. The move to February puts Kingsman directly up against the opening of Fifty Shades of Grey, but there probably isn’t much audience crossover between the two films (with the exception of those ladies who wish their Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones adaptations had few more whips involved).

Meanwhile, Sam Rami’s adaptation of Poltergeist is moving from its original release date of February 13 to July 24 where it will compete with Ant Man’s second week and will be the second big-budget horror release of the summer after the third installment in the Insidious series.

The remake of the seminal Spielberg horror film stars Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Mad Men’s Jared Harris and centers on a house invaded by angry spirits, creepy trees, terrifying clown dolls and other suburban nightmares. It’s pretty hard to imagine this film topping the original fare, but with Rami and some great stars involved, audiences could be in for surprisingly good movie experience.

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Liam Neeson continues to reprise the role that he apparently was born to play. The Taken star’s next film, Run All Night. is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop). It features Neeson as a hit man well past his prime who is forced to go toe-to-toe with the nefarious elements that he once worked for all to save his estranged son and family. Run All Night is slated for an April 17 release.

Between Firth and Neeson we’ll have to see which classically-trained, Oscar-nominated actor from the UK holds down a spring action film best. Neeson’s got a bevy of these to his name. but if the news out of Comic-Con is anything to go on, Firth might have the style to pull off an upset.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is slated for February 14th, 2015 followed by Run All Night on April 17th later that year and then the Poltergeist remake in the summer, on July 24th.

Sources: Deadline & Variety

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  1. to be fair sam raimi is only producing the poltergeist remake, also despite what everyone says/thinks poltergeist is technically credited as a tobe hooper film.

    either way i really love the original, so i’m definitely curious to see how it turns out.

    • “technically” credited as producer, because he was contractually forbidden from taking on the directing duties at the time (he was doing E.T.).
      however, it is widely known that he directed the film from over Hooper’s shoulder. Even Hooper himself admits that Spielberg may as well have been credited as director, since that was what he did.

      Anyway, this is one remake (I’m always open-minded about remakes, having enjoyed quite a few of the recent slew despite other people’s negative reviews) for which I am extremely torn.

      What made Poltergeist so unique was the heart which the family unit brought to the story, and the constant contrast between idyllic suburban life and unimaginable horror that lurks beneath. Spielberg demonstrated such a subtle mastery of the material.

      Another element which can make/break this remake for me is that the original composer – the brilliant Jerry Goldsmith – is no longer with us. And in my opinion there are absolutely no composers of the new generation with the same level of technical mastery. The only one that comes close, in my professional opinion, is Alexandre Desplats.

      I’m also leery of Sam Raimi and his particular stylistic approach. it can be quite hit or miss to me.

      So all that said, and with my tremendous hesitation regarding the future soundtrack of the film, here’s to keeping an open mind and hoping that an updated Poltergeist works as well as the original.

  2. The trailer for Kingsman was the second most God awful, disappointing trailer released this year after Jupiter Ascending. Not surprisingly they were both moved to the dumping grounds of February next year; I wonder which one will bomb the hardest.

  3. Article says “Rami” ! It’s “Raimi” please !
    Cheers

  4. Usually they dump the duds in February. This does not bode well for Kingssman. Too bad, it looked good.

    • It depends, I guess.

      Lincoln and Dallas Buyer’s Club released in the UK in February and did pretty well, likewise 12 Years A Slave releasing here in January.

      I guess I don’t share the Hollywood-centric “this month is a dumping ground” mindset because to me, movies are global and every month should be seen as a potential proving ground, especially because the winter months are just as likely to see movie attendance as the summer (because no one hibernates in their homes during the colder months and still go to the movies and hey, if you’re sitting in a warm cinema watching the latest film, isn’t that just as good for audiences and studios as everyone crowding into hot, sweaty cinemas during the height of summer?). I genuinely don’t like that studios think the opposite.

      I also don’t understand why we get Kingsman in October and you guys have to wait 4 more months.

      • One of the reasons is that nobody, but nobody in the USA has a clue who Colin Firth is. Think I’m kidding? I’m a fan – the pride and prejudice thing. So when he was scheduled to be on David Letterman, I called and got two tickets to see the taping. My husband couldn’t join me due to work at the last second so I gave his ticket to an aspiring actress from Colorado. She had never seen one of his movies and thought he sounded familiar, but she didn’t know where. I mentioned that he was an Oscar for The Kings Speech, but that did not help. She was 25 years old and had never heard of Pride and Prejudice and she was a collage graduate. The tourists around me had never heard of him and were disappointed that an unknown actor was the guest. I mentioned The Kings Speech and they never heard of it. I of course am a native new yorker and a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts – New York University Film School (now a lawyer) so I’m a little more savvy. I don’t know if Colin Firth has any box office appeal now in the U.K. or Europe, but he has zero in the USA. Its a pity as he is an excellent actor and quite nice to look at.

  5. Kingsmen looks like the biggest piece of crap

  6. i could care less when this movie comes out, it’s still gonna be one hell of a film.

  7. I didn’t want to wait that long to see Kingsman The Secret Service, but that’s a good enough reason to wait.