Thursday, December 25, 2008

NEWS FLASH: New International Release Dates for Channing Tatum’s ‘Fighting’

Channing Tatum in 'Fighting' - WallpaperI have tons of new release dates to share with you all for Channing Tatum's upcoming action film 'Fighting', which is the first of four films fans will get to see him in in 2009.

The film is set to have an April 24, 2009 theatrical release in the US (a couple of days before Channing's 29th birthday). Through my research, I was excited to confirm that 'Fighting' will have a wide release all around the world, so I'm happy to say that many CTU readers should get an opportunity to see this film.

As always, the dates below are subject to change (and they often do) and I'm sure more countries will be added as the initial release approaches, but for now, here are the international release dates for the film:

  • France and Algeria, Monaco, Morocco and Tunisia - April 22, 2009

  • Russia - April 23, 2009

  • United States - April 24, 2009

  • Netherlands - May 21, 2009

  • Spain - May 22, 2009

  • Australia - June 11, 2009

  • Bulgaria - July 3, 2009

  • Sweden - July 10, 2009

  • Czech Republic - July 16, 2009

  • Germany and Malaysia - July 23, 2009

  • United Kingdom and Ireland and Malta - July 24, 2009

Channing plays the lead in the Dito Montiel-helmed film. The 'Fighting cast also includes actors Luis Guzmán ('Beverly Hills Chihuahua', 'Nothing Like the Holidays', 'Yes Man'), Brian J. White ("The Shield",'Stomp the Yard') and Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard ('Iron Man', 'Hustle & Flow', 'Crash').

I recently found the storyline for the film on Universal's website. Fans can read it below...

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.

I want to thank longtime CTU reader Sergenkab for sending me the Russian release date for 'Fighting', which is called 'Бой без правил' in Russia and means "Fight Without Rules". Sergenkab also said that 'Battle in Seattle' will be released on DVD in Russia on February 12, 2009, and 'Public Enemies', which they call 'Грабители Банков' (aka "Bank Robbers"), is now scheduled for release in theaters on July 27, 2009.

The dates above have all been added to the CTU Calendar, and I will update them there if they change prior to the actual release of the movie in each country.

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