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Sony Gives "Colombiana" An Official Release Date

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 17, 2011 11:44 AM
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The release date for the action thriller, which stars Zoe Saldana as a vengeful killer on the hunt for the murderers of her parents, has long been expected to be September 2nd of this year.

But earlier today, Sony Pictures announced an official release date of August 26th, 2011, exactly 1 week before.

The film, directed by Olivier Megaton and produced and co-written by Luc Besson, should win that weekend, as, as of today, the films it'll be competing with, that are also opening that weekend include a horror movie called Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (starring Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes), the indie dramedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd, and the drama/thriller, The Debt, which has an impressive cast (Helen Mirren, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, and others), but is a Focus Features film, which means it'll more than likely open in limited release.

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  • Marie | May 18, 2011 11:36 AMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this! Looks good. I hope it does well for Zoe!

  • Dr. Boogie | May 18, 2011 6:40 AMReply


  • ladyb | May 18, 2011 6:19 AMReply

    As much as I'm looking forward to this, I gotta agree with previous commenters. It looks like a rehashed Nikita/ Kill Bill/ Salt project! Whatever..I wish Zoe the best

  • Lynn | May 18, 2011 3:54 AMReply

    To be very honest there is nothing special about this flick. She is playing a female assasin out to avenge her father's death.

    The trailer makes no sense to me i don't know why the actor who plays her dad keeps on saying, "don't forget"?? Forget what? Did i miss something??

    I am not a fan of Zoe Saldana's movies she doesn't come off as being "strong" in her roles. Hmmm...I dunno.

  • New Horizons | May 18, 2011 1:45 AMReply

    In the bigger picture, is Zoe a serious contender for Female Actions Star throne? She has the looks. Her acting is solid enough for the genre. Do you guys think she has the rest of the package? Especially the "it" factor.

  • dcmoviegirl | May 18, 2011 1:22 AMReply

    should win that weekend, as, as of today

    Don't jinx it!

  • Lynn | May 18, 2011 1:15 AMReply

    This movie looks boring it reminds me of too many films that deal w/ a child witnessing the death of a parent and growing up to avenge mom/dad's tragic death. I dunno what else to say that's just what i think.

  • Laura | May 17, 2011 12:13 PMReply

    I'm really looking forward to this movie.

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