Like Ad Astra was supposed to issue project Whats wrong with the film

Like “Ad Astra” was supposed to issue project: “What’s wrong with the film?”

The first half of 2019 reigned time uncertainty about the fate of James Gray promising sci-fi drama “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt. Despite starting date in May, the PR machinery remained suspiciously silent – which had reasons.

In January 2019, we have on the film fair in Munich first longer sections to James Gray’s sci-fi drama – seen “Ad Astra To the stars”. The release date was scheduled for May 24, 2019, we rejoiced that we would see the epic starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones most likely at the Cannes Film Festival in May as a world premiere.

But until just before the supposed release date just nothing happens. No trailer, no pictures, no PR. What’s going on there? Is Grays movie as an accident that the rental 20th Century Fox has to rework and moves the theatrical release? Was there poor test screenings, all leave at a loss? At least officially, nothing comes out long, in early June the first trailer is finally released and the new start date is September 19, 2019. One reason for the shift is not known.

Is Grays movie as an accident that the rental 20th Century Fox has to rework and moves the theatrical release?
One reason for the shift is not known.

Sales of Fox at Disney brakes “Ad Astra” from

Following its world premiere and the great reviews in late August at the film festival in Venice is clear that it was not located on the quality. “Ad Astra” is instead come in the wake of the sale of 20th Century Fox to Walt Disney between the millstones of two corporations. Gray says compared to Digital Spy: “Fox wanted Ad Astra ‘(. 5.27) on the weekend of Memorial Day release, and bought as Disney Fox, they had, Aladdin’ this weekend at the start and did not want two films competing against each other, they own. “

Ad Astra Fox wanted ‘Memorial Day weekend (27.5.) Publishing, and bought as Disney Fox, they had, Aladdin’ this weekend at the start

Although “Ad Astra” has cost $ 90 million to the sci-fi movie Disney (grossing worldwide so far: 1.05 billion US dollars) had much greater commercial “Aladdin” soft, so that he could make his optimal business. “I was not worried that the film will not be published. But there are forces at work in the market that are so huge because you can easily sit back and hope for the best for you. My film is a tiny thing within this 71-billion-dollar deal, “Gray explained.

“What happened to your film”

With the transfer in the fall season Gray has no problem itself, only the clarification of the facts troubled him: “The people asked what happened to your film? What is wrong with that? I meant [alluding to the very good reviews], people take a look at the newspaper, it’s not the movie! ‘ “

With the transfer in the fall season Gray has no problem itself, only the clarification of the facts troubled him:

The mystery of the abducted theatrical releases has therefore informed afterwards and we are glad that James Gray ( “The lost city of Z”) does have certainly created a bulky and probably difficult to marketable, but not a failed movie. On the contrary.

Our conclusion in the official FILM STARTS criticism (4 stars): “Individual elements of Ad Astra – To the stars ‘Although remember, Gravity’ or ‘Interstellar’, but in the end the film is largely thanks to James Gray idiosyncratic pace-setting yet thoroughly unique. You should definitely risk a movie or sci-fi fan, even when the film at the end certainly will not be for everyone. “

FILM STARTS-review of “Ad Astra”

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