Have you seen the previews for the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration, "Shutter Island”? It looks like one very intense movie! Here’s the trailer.
In what some are calling an unexpected move, Paramount Pictures has pushed the release date back for the film. It was originally slated to hit theaters on October 2nd, but has been moved back to February 19th.
What’s the reason behind the move? The economy of course!
"Our 2009 slate was greenlit in a very different economic climate and as a result we must remain flexible and willing to recalibrate and adapt to a changing environment," said Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey in a statement.
"Leonardo DiCaprio is among the most talented actors working today, and Martin Scorsese is not just one of the world’s most significant filmmakers, but also a personal friend. Following a highly successful 2009, we have every confidence that ‘Shutter Island’ is a great anchor to lead off our 2010 slate and the shift in date is the best decision for the film, the studio and ultimately Viacom."
Times are tough. Even for the entertainment companies that we think are made of money. Celebrities aren’t getting paid what they used to and everyone is having to shift things just a bit.