Will Universal’s ‘Dream Home’ Ever Open?

Universal won’t open Jim Sheridan’s thriller Dream House, toplining Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, on February 18 after all. Variety reports that Morgan Creek Prods., which financed and produced the film, needs to shoot additional footage. Craig, however, isn’t available until the first two weeks of December, when there’s a break in filming on David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That doesn’t leave enough time for Dream House to meet its Feb. 18 date. Morgan Creek and U are still eyeing a 2011 release, and a new date is being worked out. Penned by David Loucka, Dream House tells the story of a successful New York publisher (Craig) who moves his wife (Weisz) and children to a New England town, where they buy the home of their dreams. But the dream is shattered when they learn that the previous tenants were murdered. The husband teams with a neighbor (Watts) to learn the truth about the crime.