Ami Canaan Mann’s Texas Killing Fields has been sitting on the shelf for a while but it looked like the movie was poised for a big push when it was announced that the thriller would be playing in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The movie follows a New York City detective (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who teams with a Texas cop (Sam Worthington) to hunt down a serial killer. However, TOH! reports that Anchor Bay will be releasing the movie on October 7th, less than two months from now, and there’s still no U.S. poster or trailer (click here to see the Italian trailer). That can be done quickly but Anchor Bay almost never gives wide releases to their movies, I doubt anyone outside of Venice, New York, and Los Angeles will get to see Texas Killing Fields in theaters.
And if you think Anchor Bay has faith in the movie, it’s sharing the October 7th weekend with George Clooney’s The Ides of March, the Rocky-with-robots film Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman, and the new David Wain comedy Wanderlust starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston. That’s like three Goliaths against one David if David were an infant armed only with an adorable smile.