By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 22, 2012 at 5:42PM
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry announcing Summit Entertainment's plans to open Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross flick on October 26, 2012!
Not-so-long after that, I received an email from a rep at Summit Entertainment informing me that the film isn't called I, Alex Cross, which is what we've been calling it since it was first announced last year; there's no "I" in the title, as I've been told. It's just going to be called Alex Cross, after the title character.
Correction finally made.
It WAS called I, Alex Cross initially; There was even some early poster art revealed by the company backing the film (QED International) some months ago, that we posted here (see below) that had that original title. But obviously it was changed at some point.
No we know...
Anyway... I'm actually really curious about this film, and I'm looking forward to seeing that first trailer; and not because I think it'll suck, or will be great; neither actually. I have absolutely no idea what to expect here, and so I'm just curious as to how well Tyler Perry will be able to pull this off believably. That first trailer will tell us a lot, and could very well make or break the film, because I think a lot of you are just as curious as well - especially those of us who have our doubts.
So if those doubts are in any way validated in that first trailer, I think Perry will have some problems; but if there's even a bit of promise - enough to get us to question that doubt, even just a little bit, it means there'll be a much better chance of us seeing the film when it's released.
As for his faithful fanbase... what will they make of this non-Madea, non-heavy-handed morality play?
I dunno. All I can say is that, on average, his Madea films have done much better than his non-Madea films, so the odds aren't in his favor this time.
But let's wait and see how it all shakes out... we might be pleasantly surprised; and maybe even blown away!
That October 26th weekend, I, Alex Cross... uh I mean Alex Cross, will be going up against Dimension’s Halloween 3D and Fox’s surfing pic Of Men And Mavericks. So it could very well win that weekend at the box office.