Friday night I was out roaming the streets of New York City, tending to, uh, official Cinematical business, when I got a call from one of our intrepid field reporters on my mobile telephonic unit. Having just returned from a late screening of The Island, Ryan Stewart had just one thing to say: "The V for Vendettatrailer is amazing." I caught it online over the weekend, and I have to agree. With dialogue like "people should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people" - what's not to like?
Here's the thing, though: the trailer ends with the announcement "Remember, remember the fifth of November", playing over the on-screen words, "Coming Soon" - leading myself and others to believe that the film was set for release on November 5. But today I was at a junket for The Aristocrats (more on all of that tomorrow), and a few of the journalists on my roundtable were spreading the rumor that the London bombings were causing Warner Brothers to push the release date back. We don't know whether or not there's any truth to this rumor - Warner Brothers hasn't posted a release date on the film's official site - but if there is, do you think this kind of move is silly, or justified?