2/09/2011

Release date set for The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington

One of the movies I've been most looking forward to was John Madden's remake of The Debt, which features Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington in a story about a team of Mossad agents who kill a Nazi war criminal, only to have him resurface again 30 years later. The script was drafted by Matthew Vaughn(Kick-Ass), Jane Goldman, and Peter Straughan. 

Initially due to be released last December, it got caught up in the whole Miramax restructuring deal, and was pushed back indefinitely. Now that transfer of control from Disney to the new owners is complete, it's time to start getting some flicks back in front of people's faces.  Thanks to a distribution deal struck between Miramax, Focus Features, and Universal Pictures International, The Debt will now be released worldwide. Focus release the film on August 31st, right at the tail end of the summer, generally a soft weekend in terms of competition. Universal will handle the international release separately. 

I think this is the best possible outcome for a flick I was getting worried we'd never get a chance to see. Now there's a good chance it'll have a chance to stand on it's own and secure an audience.  As far as I can tell there aren't any other major releases coming out that week.   Check out the trailer for The Debt below!