A few weeks back, the blog-o-tubes were up in Cheetos-stained arms about Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train, which had been groomed for a wide release by Lionsgate, only to be dumped into a handful of dollar theaters when Joe Drake took over at Lionsgate. The film went quickly to DVD after making about $80 grand, and most assumed Drake screwed it over to keep it from competing against The Strangers, on which Drake had a producing credit.
That brings us to today, when the rumor is the Weinsteins might do something similar with Outlander. Speculation stems from DreadCentral‘s discovery that some DVD sites and Amazon are taking Outlander DVD orders and have set the release at November 18th, even though Outlander still doesn’t have a date set for a theatrical release. Meanwhile, /Film quotes an Outlander site as saying the Weinsteins are contractually obligated to give it at least a limited theatrical run.
It’s all speculation at this point, but the only thing we know for sure is that I just wrote three paragraphs about movie where an alien crash lands on Earth to help some Vikings fight a f*cking space dragon. If I wasn’t so good looking, I’d hate my life right now.