A release date has been set for Alex Cross and changed for This Means War. 20th Century Fox has made an odd last-minute decision to push their romantic comedy This Means War. Deadline reports that they will do a sneak peek showing on Valentine's Day (original release date) and then will release the film on Friday, February 17. For some reason, The Vow, which also opens on Valentine's Day, is scoring better in studio tests. Fox has decided that it will be safe and open This Means War later.
Comingsoon reports that Summit Entertainment is going to release Rob Cohen's Alex Cross on October 26, 2012. The film stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns and Jean Reno. The film follows "the homicide detective/psychologist (Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller."
I am interested in seeing both This Means War and Alex Cross. I am confused why The Vow is scoring better, but who knows? Alex Cross looks like a movie I would like. It will be hard to see Perry in the role that Morgan Freeman made famous on screen.
What are your thoughts?