Aw, c'mon. Fox Searchlight, you can't do this to me! I've been looking forward to Danny Boyle'sSunshine since the project was still in the screenplay stage, so when you guys finally settled on a March 16 release date, I was elated, thrilled, ecstatic and mega-geek'd to the nth degree. But then I heard a few rumblings from some "insider" friends; Basically I was told "Don't get comfy with that 3/16 release date, man." A few days later, Searchlight pulled Sunshine from March ... and today comes word that the flick won't see the light of day until ... December!! Are you kidding me!?!? That's like walking into a kid's room on 12/15 and saying "Oh, we bumped Christmas back to September. Stop crying!"

No word on why Fox has bumped the title, but considering we're talking about Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Millions), I'm guessing it's not because the movie is a big fat stink-bomb. (Oh dear lord I hope not.) Perhaps they're still tightening the special effects or just wanted the flick released at a less congested time. But December is pretty stocked every year, so that doesn't make much sense ... unless Fox is holding it for an Oscar campaign, which doesn't seem all that likely. Argh! Regardless of the reason, I am pretty darn peeved about the whole situation. Perhaps if the trailers weren't so damn juicy I wouldn't be so frustrated right now. [Shakes fist toward the skies and bellows in fury.] What have I done to deserve this, O Mighty Searchlight?? Please explain thyself to me!
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