If you've been dying to see Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis floating around space in astronaut costumes, you may be a little disappointed at this next bit of news. It's being reported today that Universal has pulled The Something's release date. The movie was set to star the hilarious trio, and was scheduled to launch this coming Memorial Day weekend, setting the stage for the 2017 summer movie season. Now, the R-rated Sci-fi space comedy has been completely pulled from the schedule.
Seth Rogen was the first to announce that the movie was in trouble, while appearing on the Howard Stern show last week to promote his new animated comedy Sausage Party. But at the time, Universal hadn't officially yanked it off their upcoming slate. Sony Pictures knew the move was happened, and has since given their space alien thriller Life this prime release date real estate. Life will be going up against the long announced sequel Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
It is unclear if the Rogen, Hader & Galifianakis space comedy will keep its title of The Something in place. But the release date shuffle is one of the hold-ups that have kept the movie from going into production. According to Deadline, it's unclear if the movie will still move forward at some point.
Seth Rogen's Sausage Party is a hit at the box office. The comedic actor co-wrote, co-produced and lends his voice to the lead character. The movie is suspected to clear $67 million by this sunday, after spending 10 days on the domestic box office charts. Bill Hader is currently enjoying the second season of his IFC spoof series Documentary Now!, which he stars in opposite Fred Armisen. The show was nominated for an Emmy in the variety sketch series category. Zach Galifianakis will next be seen in the long-delayed comedy Masterminds on September 30. The movie was almost indefinitely shelved when Relativity went through bankruptcy. He'll also be seen in the 20th Century Fox action comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses this October, starring opposite Jon Hamm.
This past memorial day, two big movies squared off. One was an outright disappointment, and the other didn't quite meet expectations. X-Men: Apocalypse only managed to pull in $79.8 million over the holiday weekend, though Alice Through the Looking Glass pulling in just $33.5 million. It was Disney's second Memorial Day catastrophe in a row following 2015's Tomorrowland, which only brought in $42.7 million during its opening weekend. Hopes are much higher that Johnny Depp's return as Captain Jack Sparrow will be a holiday hit in 2017. But with his recent public spat just starting to settle down, it's not yet clear if audiences will continue to respond to the once beloved character in the same way. At least Jack doesn't have to worry about facing off against three of the best comedy players currently working right now.