Ugh. So after bouncing Greg McLean's follow-up to Wolf Creek, the monster-croc pic Rogue, around the calendar for months, the Weinstein Company has decided to just dump it straight to DVD. From Fangoria:
"We didn’t want to believe it when we first got wind of this news, but a little digging confirmed it: ROGUE, writer/director Greg McLean’s follow-up to WOLF CREEK, is being sent straight to DVD by The Weinstein Company/Dimension on May 20. Fango had heard recently that Dimension had removed the giant-crocodile thriller, which stars Radha (PITCH BLACK) Mitchell and ALIAS’ Michael Vartan (pictured), from its most recent April 20 theatrical berth; the movie played release-date chicken earlier this year with Hollywood Pictures’ similarly themed PRIMEVAL, only for the latter to be tossed out, sans any reference to its reptilian content in the ads, in early January to extreme box-office indifference. Now, with early word coming down that PRIMEVAL will hit disc in June, the Weinsteins evidently want to beat it to the punch on the home-viewing front, at least.
It’s a sad fate for McLean’s film, which won a rave from a Fango source who caught an early test screening (see those comments here). No details on DVD special features, if any, have yet been announced; we’ll keep you posted. "
They majorly effed up the release of Wolf Creek (sure Harvey - Christmas Day is the perfect time for a foreign slasher flick to debut!) and now this - can somebody wrangle that asshole's hands off of anything to do with horror, PLEASE? Never getting to see Wolf Creek on the big screen made this blogger testy, and if Rogue is even one half as good/beautiful to behold as WC was, then missing this one in the theater as well is a huge loss.