Friday, November 23, 2007

Writers Guild Strike 2007, Week Three

The Writers Guild Strike continues, but with a glimmer of hope, as the guild and the studios return to the bargaining table on Monday. In the meantime, several studio films have been put on hold until the strike is over, including the following:

Pinkville: Oliver Stone's film about the My Lai Massacre, starring Bruce Willis had a December start date that has been postponed.

Angels & Demons: Ron Howard's follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, based on Dan Brown's prequel, is on hold since Akiva Goldman's script still needed work and he's on strike. The movie's release date has thusly been pushed from late 2008 to sometime in 2009.

Shantaram: Mira Nair's film with Johnny Depp slated to star, was to begin filming in February, but the production start date has now been called off.

Nine: Rob Marshall's film with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard had its March start date postponed.

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