New World, New Date
What do Pocahontas and Rudolph have in common?
New Line had set a November 9, 2005 release date for writer-director Terrence Malick's The New World, a retelling of the legend of Pocahontas and John Smith. But now, according to Box Office Mojo, the new release date is December 25th.
The New World had been expected to open wide on Nov. 9 but instead it will only open in L.A. and New York City on Dec. 25. The Christmas release date would allow the period drama to be eligible for Academy Award consideration. The film's new wide release date is set for Jan.13, 2006 (Friday the 13th!).