[Remember This?] The Trailer And Website For ‘7500’ Are Now Over Two Years Old

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Usually I get really annoyed when people armchair quarterback the business. For every “why doesn’t it happen like *THIS*?” there are actually a million logical answers, most of them having to do with money, scheduling or the fact that something just didn’t turn out quite right. So I’m not going to sit here and aimlesly wonder or expound on why 7500 hasn’t been released yet. It’s self evident that someone, somewhere, isn’t entirely comfortable putting it out yet.

Still, I feel it’s worth noting that the official website and trailer for the film are now over two years old and, aside from some of the film’s talent speculating on Twitter, there’s no release date in sight. Hell, at this point even the rumors of reshoots to get the film “where it needs to be” are over two years old. Granted, it often takes a while for a movie to hit screens (this goes for indie acquisitions and studio productions alike) and it’s not always an indicator against the film’s quality. You’re Next and Warm Bodies were both really good films that got shuffled around in part because Lionsgate and Summit merged and two release schedules had to be streamlined into one. Livide is apparently a really good movie that Dimension just doesn’t know what to do with.

Unlike Livide, which screened at TIFF in 2011, there hasn’t been an opportunity for the press or public to see 7500. We’re not really sure if the film is any good or not. I will tell you that I’m certainly pulling for it to be good. I like director Takashi Shimizu‘s work and the trailer doesn’t actually look all that bad to me. The premise has an inherent goofiness, but other films have overcome far worse. So while I’m definitely not trying to smear the movie, it’s in danger of becoming a period piece. At least one of the FAA regulations (the use of electronics) on display here has been stricken down and is rapidly becoming a waning practice.

If I were the type to armchair quarterback this sort of thing, I’d suggest that CBS films just put this thing on VOD and get what they can from it. Then again, it’s an expensive film and they might not recoup on that platform – especially if they’re cutting their losses and decide not to throw a lot of money into promoting it. Still, some money would be ready than no money, right? But then again, a certain type of theatrical or P&A commitment might be present in the language of someone’s deal on this film – in which case my stupid layman suggestion goes out the window (where most stupid layman suggestions belong). Only time will tell what ultimately happens to 7500.

In the meantime, we still have the trailer. We can all revisit that and wonder if air travel will even exist when this film is finally released or if we’ll have moved on to some next level teleportation sh*t instead.

  • SaltSlasher

    It was in my Top 10 list for “Upcoming Movies”, when I made my list for “Best of 2013″.

  • ill_mindedd

    i STILL wanna see this film.

  • undertaker78

    I remember really wanting to see this when I saw the trailer. I am still anxiously waiting and will be ready when they release it.

    Another movie I really wanted to see but have not heard anything is Re-Kill.

    • djblack1313

      @undertaker78, YES!!!!! when the fuck is RE-KILL ever coming out?!!!!!!!

      • undertaker78

        I know, right? If anyone has any information regarding Re-Kill please give me a heads up.

  • daniel

    poor ryan. this and “knights of badassdom”, both stalled…. horror is so fickle. im still waiting for sinjin-smyth, even though its DOA. somethings get passed and delayed, and its never good for fans……

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m STILL waiting to see this. I love Takashi Shimizu and I was really excited to see one of his films on the big screen again. I really hope it doesn’t just get dumped on VOD.

  • Nurse Derpusheen

    I still want to see this…

  • Mayday

    I’m still dying to see this. Great premise, great cast, and the trailer was awesome.

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    Yeah, I still want to see this, but I completely forgot about 7500 until I clicked on this. I loved this trailer, when I first saw it on here, but it looks like this will be another The Poughkeepsie Tapes with no release whatsoever, unless you look online for a torrent or something like that. Although, from what I remember they gave The Poughkeepsie Tapes a limited theatrical run, so the movie had some kind of release.

    • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

      Damn, I meant to say, “but” instead of no release whatsoever. Ugh, no edit button! lol.

  • John Marrone

    Its the new Poughkeepsie Tapes

  • El-Rey

    Wikipedia is now saying that there was an announcement on March 2nd that it would be released in 2016! Is that someone’s idea of a joke?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7500_(film)

  • Jeff Goodwin

    You can download the full movie on The Pirate Bay now!