(July 31, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – The domestic theatrical release of "The Fountain," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises, has been moved from October 13 to November 22, 2006. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky ("π," "Requiem For a Dream") has already garnered impressive early buzz from both the press and fans. In response, the studio anticipates having an even stronger opening over the long holiday weekend. “We are so proud of 'The Fountain' and opening on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving will give more people a chance to see what we think is Darren’s finest work,” said Fellman. “The extra month will also allow time to build a bigger long-lead campaign and generate greater word-of-mouth in the weeks leading up to the opening.” "The Fountain" is an odyssey about one man’s thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel (Rachel Weisz). Traveling through deep space as a 26th-century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods—warrior, scientist, and explorer—comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth. Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises present, a Protozoa Pictures / New Regency Production of a film by Darren Aronofsky, "The Fountain," starring Hugh Jackman (the "X-Men" franchise, Tony Award winner for Broadway’s "The Boy From Oz"), Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardner") and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn ("Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore"), who gained her sixth Oscar nomination for her work in Aronofsky’s "Requiem For a Dream." Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, from a story by Aronofsky & Ari Handel the film is produced by Eric Watson, Arnon Milchan and Iain Smith, with Nick Wechsler serving as executive producer. The behind-the-scene creative team is led by director of photography Matthew Libatique, production designer James Chinlund, editor Jay Rabinowitz, costume designer Renée April, and composer Clint Mansell. "The Fountain" will be released domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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