The Brothers Bloom, writer-director Rian Johnson's follow-up to his throwback/modern noir/high school hybrid, Brick, has been bumped back from October 24th to a limited bow on December 19th, followed by a wide release on January 16th of 2009.
Johnson has confirmed it on his message board, saying "There were a few reasons for the move: October and November are crowded as hell, it's a tough tough market, especially for a smart unique film like ours, and we'd have a week or two at the most to sink or swim. Whereas concentrating on a couple markets for awards consideration in December, then pushing the wide in the more open January slot just seemed like a better use of resources."
Unfair! First Harry Potter, James Bond, Australia, now this. I hate you writers' and potential actor strikes.