When movie after movie kept dropping over like so many ducks named Howard, the Christmas season looks like a free-for-all.
That is, after some extreme confusion, Tri-Star acknowledged that director Walter Hill's "Extreme Prejudice," the Nick Nolte-Powers Boothe action flick, won't be on the holiday slate--and will come out in April.
So Tri-Star's holiday offering is "No Mercy," a Richard Gere-Kim Basinger actioner, opening Dec. 19. (That is, according to exhibitor sources. Tri-Star officials weren't returning calls regarding the switch.)
On that day, Cannon Films will do battle with "Allan Quartermain," the Richard Chamberlain sequel to last year's "King Solomon's Mines."