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'Conan 3D,' '21 Jump Street,' 'Bourne Legacy' and Many More Stake Out Dates

by Brandon Gray
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October 29, 2010

A flurry of new release dates were announced today, including such high profile titles as Conan 3D, The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Tower and 21 Jump Street.

Conan 3D will be unsheathed on Aug. 19, 2011, the same date as two other movies sporting the 3D illusion, the Fright Night remake and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Conan 3D is essentially a remake of Conan the Barbarian from 1982 and features Jason Momoa (Baywatch, Stargate: Atlantis) as Conan and Stephen Lang (Avatar) as the villain. It's being directed by Marcus Nispel, who covered similar territory in Pathfinder but is better known for horror remakes The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th (2009).

Redoing a 1980s adventure in 3D recalls Clash of the Titans (2010) from earlier this year, which racked up $163.2 million. The original Clash of the Titans and Conan the Barbarian had comparable popularity back in the day. Distributor Lionsgate emphasized that Conan 3D is from the producers of The Expendables, explaining Conan 3D's comparable release date.

21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures' big screen adaptation of the 1987-1991 television series that featured Johnny Depp, will go undercover on Mar. 16, 2012. It's being directed by Phil Lord (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and co-written by Jonah Hill, who also co-stars. Sony also set The Vow for Feb. 12, 2012, a fitting date for the romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

From 20th Century Fox, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (in 3D) staked out June 22, 2012. It's currently the only movie scheduled for that date, and it's being directed and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton (the two previously produced 9 together).

Universal Pictures was the busiest bee of the day, announcing nine releases. The Bourne Legacy has been scheduled for Aug. 3, 2012, or exactly five years after The Bourne Ultimatum. Untitled Judd Apatow Comedy will also open exactly five years after Knocked Up on June 1, 2012. The Dark Tower, a Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Stephen King novel, marks the third movie to be officially scheduled for 2013, after Reboot Ralph and Iron Man 3. It will strike May 17, 2013, or the same time of year as Mr. Howard's The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The other Universal titles were: Tom Hanks' comedy-drama Larry Crowne on July 1, 2011 (opposite Transformers 3 with similar timing to Forrest Gump), Safe House, a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, on Feb. 10, 2012 (opposite The Vow), Mark Wahlberg thriller Contraband on Mar. 16, 2012 (opposite 21 Jump Street), Hasbro's latest adaptation, Ouija, on Nov. 9, 2012, 47 Ronin, a period action drama starring Keanu Reeves, on Nov. 21, 2012, and Snow White and the Huntsman on Dec. 21, marking the first Christmas 2012 release on the schedule.

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