Universal has set dates for the upcoming Guillermo del Toro-produced Mama and the Ron Howard directed Rush. They’ve also slightly moved the Joseph Kosinski film Oblivion with plans to launch early only on IMAX screens.
Mama, directed by Andres Muschietti, stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nelisse.
A supernatural thriller, Mama tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Mama will hit theaters on January 18, 2013, going up against Broken City and The Last Stand.
Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara, will arrive on September 20, 2013. It is currently the only release scheduled for that date.
Set against the sexy, glamorous and spectacular golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed – handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Following their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo, was originally set for release on April 26, 2013. It will now be released two weeks earlier on IMAX screens (4/12) and one week earlier in theaters everywhere (4/19).
The film takes place on a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, where one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
The April 12th date has Oblivion hitting opposite the Evil Dead remake and the 19th opposite Scary Movie 5.