Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Date Changes for Two Much-Anticipated Event Films

  Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Date Changes for Two Much-Anticipated Event
  Films

    “All You Need is Kill” Moves to the Coveted Summer Frame -- the Sci-Fi
                      Actioner Will Open on June 6, 2014

 “300: Rise of an Empire” Shifts to March 7, 2014, Following the Same Release
                  Pattern of the Original Blockbuster, “300”

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- May 10, 2013

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a change of release dates for two of its
most-anticipated event films: “All You Need is Kill,” from Warner Bros.
Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, and “300: Rise of an Empire,” from
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The announcement was made today
by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan
Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“All You Need is Kill” has been moved to the Summer release corridor, opening
on June 6, 2014, with select international markets predating the domestic
release, starting the weekend of May 30, 2014. The earlier international
release date was specifically chosen to put the opening two weeks ahead of the
start of the World Cup. The move reflects the studio’s already strong belief
in the huge science fiction actioner, which marks the first collaboration
between two proven hit-makers, Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman.

The release date of “300: Rise of an Empire,” a new chapter in the epic “300”
saga, has moved to March 7, 2014, with international territories opening
day-and-date, reflecting the global popularity of the franchise. The first
“300,” which was released in March 2007, went on to earn more than $456
million worldwide.

Fellman stated, “We have tremendous confidence in ‘All You Need is Kill’ and
view it as a perfect tent pole for the Summer frame, with its combination of
great cast, compelling story and tremendous action.”

Fellman also noted, “Moving ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ to March 7 continues in
the tradition of the first ‘300,’ and kicks off the Spring movie-going season
in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to
expect from the franchise.”

Kwan Vandenberg said, “We are thrilled about ‘All You Need is Kill’ heating up
our Summer `14 slate. It is an action-packed adventure, told by an
extraordinary cast, which is sure to have global appeal.

“We are also excited about the continuation of the ‘300’ saga,” Kwan
Vandenberg added. “The first ‘300’ movie was a huge success internationally,
and the day-and-date release of the new film is a great opportunity to turn
its opening into a worldwide event.”

About “300: Rise of an Empire”:

Told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new
chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as
Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the
charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits
Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by
mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian
navy.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, a Cruel and Unusual
Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, “300: Rise of an Empire.” The
action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles and Eva Green as
Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan
Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson stars as Aeskylos; David Wenham returns as Dilios;
and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.

The film is directed by Noam Murro, from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt
Johnstad, based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. It is produced
by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie
Goldmann. Thomas Tull, Frank Miller, Stephen Jones and Jon Jashni serve as
executive producers.

Opening in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX on March 7, 2014, the film
will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company.

About “All You Need is Kill”:

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in “All You Need is Kill,” directed by Doug
Liman.

The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called
Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities
to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in
the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the
weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic Alpha commanders. But now the
world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien
horde, with no second chances.

The international cast also includes Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic,
Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong and Franz Drameh.

Liman directed the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper and Jez
Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the
acclaimed novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff, Tom
Lassally, Jason Hoffs, Gregory S. Jacobs and Jeffrey Silver are the producers.
The executive producers are Doug Liman, Dave Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi
Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Kim Winther and Tim Lewis serving as
co-producers.

“All You Need is Kill” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in
association with Village Roadshow Pictures. Opening domestically on June 6,
2014, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by
Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select
territories by Village Roadshow.

Contact:

Warner Bros. Pictures
“All You Need is Kill”:
Jan Craft, (818) 954-2279
Jan.craft@warnerbros.com
or
“300: Rise of an Empire”:
Paulette Osorio, (818) 954-2708
Paulette.osorio@warnerbros.com
 
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