So after a nice long on demand run Odd Thomas will finally be released to US theaters. The new film starring Anton Yelchin will be in theaters February 28th 2014. This is one of the highly anticipated films of 2014 for fans of the character from the Dean R Koontz series. Odd Thomas was written and directed by Stephen Sommers. The film was available for a few months on certain outlets including DirecTV’s pay per view package. While the initial reviews are somewhat mixed I think this film will do great with mainstream audiences.
Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.
I have only read the first book in the series so i’m curious to see how it was adapted. I’m usually hit or missed with Sommers films so it’s nice to see him leave the action films for this supernatural thriller. There is a playfulness to the story which i’m sure Sommers will capitalize on. As of now the film has no rating but i’m sure it will lurk through the PG-13 waters. I could be wrong. I do have the film in my possession so look for a review for this early next week. One of the intriguing storylines surrounding the films delayed release is due to a lawsuit From the details I read Two Out of Ten Productions' alleges that Outsource Media Group kept $25 million which should have been spent on prints and advertising to support a release of Odd Thomas in the U.S., and another $10 million to partially refinance certain loans. It is being released on DVD this month in the UK so it’s nice to see the film headed to theaters now as well. Odd Thomas is being distributed courtesy of RLJ/Image Entertainment.