MGM delays Red Dawn and Poltergeist remakes

Upcoming movies get put on the back burner.

mgm-logo-1Following news that MGM has moved Joss Whedon’s The Cabin In The Woods from a 05 February 2010 release date to a 14 January 2011 slot, it seems that the studio has only just started reshuffling its slate. With the latter being put back due to MGM’s intention to turn the film into a 3D venture, Deadline Hollywood has reported that the likes of the Red Dawn and Poltergeist remakes have also been moved.

Instead of a 24 September 2010 distribution, Red Dawn will now hit screens on 24 November 2010. Poltergeist has drifted away from the aforementioned date and is now pencilled in for an unspecified release sometime in 2011. Our bet is that this will be around Halloween time.

While MGM’s financial woes are well documented, and this news is not too surprising, this development comes following a long line of production delays in 2009. From Dimension Films halting The Road’s release, Universal continually juggling The Wolfman’s screen date, all the way to the recent delays bestowed upon Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life, it looks like the economic downturn is still affecting the movie business.

SciFiNow will bring you more news on all the above-mentioned films in due course.