Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai Moved for an Earlier Opening

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai Moved for an Earlier Opening

Fans of the upcoming crime-comedy movie “Mortdecai” will be more than pleased to know that Lionsgate changed the release date, and it is now set on an earlier release around the month of January 2015. Johnny Depp fans can now see another whimsical side of him without much further adieu.

You would have to be purely bitter if even a chuckle did not escape out of your mouth after seeing the trailer for Depp’s upcoming crime comedy “Mortdecai.” Fans of the prolific actor will be pleased to find out that its release date is set on an earlier timeline. Instead of having it shown on the Feb. 6, 2014, it’s now slated for Jan. 23, 2015.


Variety reported on this news in based on the announcement made by the production company, Lionsgate, last Wednesday,  Sept. 24, 2014. The movie has been receiving very positive responses lately that it would be better that they hand the film to its highly anticipating audiences at the earliest available time. Depp’s “Mortdecai” shall then be having its debut on Jan. 23, 2015 as opposed to the original release date that is Feb. 6, 2014. Upon doing, they have shifted the release date for the heavy-dosed romance that features stars Blake Lively and Michael Huisman— “The Age of Adeline,” to April 24, 2015.

In addition to the move, another interesting matter as the upcoming comedy is being lavished by positive responses, Lionsgate even hinted the possibility of a creating a franchise for it.

“Mortdecai” was filmed in both London and “in a terribly vulgar place called” Los Angeles and follows the story of a mischievous art aficionado who is on the hunt for a mysterious painting that’s gone missing. This painting is believed to behold the appropriate codes to a bank account overwhelmed by Nazi gold. Digital Spy adds that this movie serves as an adaptation to Kyril Bonfiglioli’s novels, and it was helmed by David Koepp.

As a result to this release date alteration, “Mortdecai” will no longer be going head-to-head in theaters with the sci-fi action tale from the Wachowski bloodline — “Jupiter Ascending,” that stars Channing Tatum, Universal Picture’s fantasy epic “Seventh Son,” and the titular TV-based animation “Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water.” To date, the only film that it’s bound to face on its newly appointed opening would be Universal’s thriller that stars Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door.” (via The Wrap)

That concludes our feature on the change of release date for Johnny Depp’s “Mortdecai.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news about upcoming movies.

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