Mel Gibson and his beaver continue to have problems. By beaver we’re referring to his dark comedy that co-stars and is directed by Jodie Foster. The Summit Entertainment production took forever to get an official release date, and now it’s being pushed back. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on March 23, but now it’s been delayed until May where it will duke it out with the summer blockbusters!
Summit has announced that The Beaver will officially hit theaters on May 6 in limited release and will expand into wide on May 20. In other words, it’s going head to head with Marvel’s Thor. Good luck with that one. This film will have a hard enough time finding audiences but amongst the summer’s superhero influx, it might never be found.
The Beaver is an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black (Gibson) was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track… until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
What do you think of Summit’s decision to move the release date?
Source: Coming Soon