Big Trouble Heading To Big Screen4 Dec, 2001 By: Staff Reporter
Disney has rescheduled the Tim Allen ensemble comedy Big Trouble for release April 5. The Barry Sonnenfeld-directed film was one of several releases rescheduled in the wake of the events of Sept. 11. Trouble was originally set to bow Sept. 21.
The movie is a Get Shorty-esque caper that involves terrorists and a bomb secreted on a plane. Quickly after the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, a Disney statement read: "Due to the national tragedy that has occurred, Touchstone Pictures has postponed the release date of its comedy Big Trouble. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this terrible tragedy."
The studio took a fourth-quarter write-off related to the postponement. Disney also pushed back its planned December release of the Anthony Hopkins-Chris Rock film Bad Company. That film, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, also involves terrorists. It has yet to be rescheduled.