I’ve learned that MGM’s horror pic Cabin In The Woods has moved from February 5th, 2010, to January 14th, 2011 on Martin Luther King B-Day. Why such a long delay? Because the studio decided first to make Joss Whedon’s script into a 2-D thriller, and now into a 3-D pic. Also, MGM’s Red Dawn remake, which was supposed to debut September 24th, 2010, is now skedded for November 24th, 2010, Thanksgiving weekend. Its Poltergeist, however, was moved off that date and is undated for 2011 because it’s not ready to go. There are no changes for two more MGM 2010 releases: Hot Tub Time Machine (still March 19th) and Zookeeper (still October 8th). Here’s the kicker: when I asked MGM whether there was any money to market and distribute these films, with the studio is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, an exec snarked, “It’s not like we’re running our shows at 10 pm weeknights.” Get it? Even MGM is making fun of NBC.
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