Angels & Demons, Terminator Mexico's Latest Swine Flu Victims
A few days after the encroaching swine flu crisis bumped History's Unluckiest Film Wolverine from its rightful summer-opening glory in Mexico, another studio has taken precautions to steer clear of pandemic ground zero.
With much of the country's exhibition industry still shuttered amid the outbreak, Sony today issued a statement announcing its plans to delay the early-summer blockbusters Angels and Demons and Terminator Salvation:
We have been closely monitoring the situation in Mexico all week and we continue to be extremely concerned about this health crisis and its impact on the people who live there, and especially those who have been directly affected by the flu. While our hope is that the outbreak will be contained as quickly as possible, given the unfolding events we are rescheduling Angels & Demons from May 15 to June 12 and we are also moving Terminator Salvation to July 31. It was previously scheduled for release on June 5.
Oy. Move along, folks, nothing to see here. Literally.