The months of January to April are pretty much when studios dump their garbage on the movie-going public.
So when news broke a few months back that Bryan Singer's WWII thriller Valkyrie was being pushed back to a February 13, 2009 release, I assumed that the film was in fact going to be a piece of cinematic garbage.
Well maybe I simply jumped to conclusions too quickly...
Speaking on his blog, Variety big-cheese Peter Bart (aka the "other Peter" on AMC's Sunday Morning Shootout) had this to say on the matter:
"Although the film has yet to be completed, several people I trust have seen 'Valkyrie' and testify that it's a superb thriller. 'Bryan Singer is back in form,' says one source, referring to the 'Valkyrie' director whose last film was 'Superman Returns.'"
Bart also confirms that three additional sequences will be filmed within the next three weeks including the origin of Cruise's Von Stauffenberg's injuries (i.e. the eye-patch).
The funny thing is that I was just told last week by a buddy/contact that the pick-ups would be shot in a few weeks. Weird.
Maybe there's hope for this film after all...