Here’s what was scheduled to come out this August 15:

The International
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Tropic Thunder
Wild Child
Dragonball Z

You knew somebody had to blink, and it ends up being Fox. Despite a cast that includes Ernie Hudson* and James Marsters, Fox has decided that their film will get creamed that weekend and have moved it to April 2009. I’m trying to think what that means – April’s a weird month, one where mildly commercial films get released. I guess it’s the spring version of August, so the film is getting an even trade on release dates.

I know a guy who was a convention where Ernie Hudson was signing. The guy paid a kid a couple of bucks to get on line and give Hudson a Lando Calrissian figure to sign. Ernie did it!