Just a week from its limited release, Summit has pushed the release of Rian Johnson's quirky con-man pic The Brothers Bloom out of its Dec. 19 slot and has set the new limited release to May 15, widening the film two weeks later. The film originally was slated to widen Jan. 16.
According to Variety, Summit has had one of the fall's biggest breakouts in Twilight, which has generated a significant amount of revenue and become a priority for the company. A spokesperson, however, said the decision to move The Brothers Bloom was not influenced by Twilight but by the glut of specialized titles during the holiday season.
The second half of May is populated with several big releases, including Angels & Demons, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Terminator Salvation but is lighter on adult-oriented fare.
Johnson's film, which he wrote and directed, revolves around two brothers and a series of cons and double-cons. The film stars Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Mark Ruffalo.