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Time of the Essence - "The Fountain" Faces "Deja Vu"

The Fountain

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures announced this week that it has moved back the opening date for Darren Aronofsky's time-traveling film "The Fountain" from October 13 to November 22, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Citing the desire to generate greater "word-of-mouth in the weeks leading up to the opening," Warners' president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said, "We are so proud of 'The Fountain,' and opening on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving will give more people a chance to see what we think is Darren's finest work."

This is potentially bad news for Buena Vista's time-traveling flick, the Tony Scott directed "Deja Vu." Not only are both films about time travel, but they both center around a man who uses his time-traversing talents to save the woman he loves.

There are some key differences, of course. "The Fountain," starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, centers on one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. (see trailer here.) "Deja Vu," starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, is the story of an ATF agent who travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process. (see trailer here.)

At this point, Buena Vista has no plans to shift its release of "Deja Vu."

With such different styles and settings, it will be interesting to see which makes out better at the box office. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on August 2, 2006 8:56 AM
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I am so ready for The Fountain I could explode. Aronofsky is the man!

-- Posted by: perrin at August 2, 2006 9:39 AM

I KNOW! The previews look amazing.

-- Posted by: shannon at August 2, 2006 2:18 PM

Saw the trailor for this before Lady in the Water (which admittedly was a bad film, but I still rfeally liked it) and this looks awesome! I'm sorry to hear that it's been pushed back to November

-- Posted by: Phil at August 2, 2006 7:27 PM

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