20th Century FOX has released a press statement this morning containing a number of release date shifts including ones for Frankenstein and David Fincher’s adaptation of my favorite book of last year: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Following this morning’s news that 20th Century Fox has set Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s Son of God for a February 28, 2014 release comes a few more release date announcements and changes from the studio.
Jorge R. Gutierrez’s Book of Life, formerly set for release on October 3, 2014, will now arrive two weeks later on October 17. The animated film, produced by Guillermo del Toro, is said to be a “Romeo and Juliet” style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” backdrop. The new date has Book of Life opening opposite Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic, Get On Up.
The Paul McGuigan-directed Frankenstein, formerly set for release on that same October 17, will now arrive January 6, 2015. With a cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay, Frankenstein is currently set to open without any newly-released competition.
Finally, David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which was formerly without a release date, will open October 3, 2014. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, Gone Girl will go up against Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold.