Only seven days ago I made a small quip at how the battle versus Transformers and Fantastic Four 2 would pan out as they both shared a July 4, 2007 release. Well, my little question was answered today as The Hollywood Reporter brings us word that the comic book sequel has been moved to June 15, 2007 much in the way the original film avoided competition with War of the Worlds in 2005.
On top of this move we also learn that has halted preproduction on the big-budget, sci-fi comedy Used Guys, a pic that was set to begin filming on June 11 starring Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey. The studio was quoted by THR saying, “Due to scheduling issues, production is being delayed on Used Guys … until sometime next year… The Jay Roach-directed film requires a long prep for its futuristic settings, and both actors have films scheduled for later in the year. All the parties remain committed to making the picture when time permits.”
That is the quote, but THR also goes on to say that sources close to the project insist that the $112-budgeted film is dead, at least in its current incarnation with Stiller and Carrey toplining. The pic centers around the idea of a women-ruled world where men are bought and sold as sex objects.
Guess we will have to wait and see what happens to that one, but it doesn’t look good.