February 12, 2011 Release Obviously Postponed
Jim Sheridan‘s psychological thriller “Dream House” has finally sorted out its previously revealed production scheduling issues with reshoots now set to take place in early December when star Daniel Craig is temporarily freed of obligations tp David Fincher‘s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”
The project originally began lensing in January of this year but is said to have test screened in July, after which it was determined reshoots would be necessary. Complications arose as Craig signed on to Fincher’s Stieg Larsson adaptation straight after Jon Favreau‘s comic-book adaptation “Cowboys & Aliens,” however, Variety now report that the production will reconvene in a two week window in December for reshoots during a production break on ‘Dragon Tattoo.’
While it’s good news for the project as a whole, Universal’s planned February 12th release for the film has obviously been indefinitely postponed to cater for the reshoots, capping off an already disappointing 12 or so months for the studio with the struggles of “Green Zone,” “The Wolf Man” and “Robin Hood” among others.
“Dream House” follows the story a successful New York publisher (Craig) who moves his wife (Weisz) and children to a New England town, where they buy the home of their dreams. That dream, however, is shattered when they learn that the previous tenants were murdered leading the husband to team with a neighbor (Naomi Watts) to learn the truth about the crime. Even with Elia Kosteas and Martin Csokas co-starring as well, it still sounds like run-of-the-mill stuff — but having brought out stellar performances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman for the war-drama remake “Brothers,” we’d like to think Sheridan and this cast has the potential to take the genre material to another level.
Script comes courtesy of relative unknown David Loucka — who thus far only has an eclectic handful of film and television projects to his resume dating back to the late ’80s — which is a slight worry but surely Sheridan, who has been nominated for writing three times with “My Left Foot,” “In The Name Of The Father” and “In America,” has polished it up himself. The Universal and Morgan Creek production will probably now see a mid-to-late 2011 release.