I thought this was generally known, but perhaps not: that end-of-March release date for Werner Herzog‘s Rescue Dawn is no more. MGM “still does not have all delivery items from producer Steve Marlton,” says a guy in the thick of it, and there is “still some remaining legal mess has not been sorted out yet by the production.”
The thinking is to maybe release the film by the end of May in L.A. and N.Y. and try to keep it alive until the fall, or so I’ve been told. It’s all a little bit up in the air.
In any event, Herzog fans will certainly want to go to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica this coming weekend as Herzog will be giving talks between screenings of Fitzcaraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God on Saturday night and Lessons of Darkness and Grizzly Man on Sunday night.
Herzog is currently finishing a film he shot in Antarctica at the end of last year, and is expecting to screen a first version roughly two months from now.