Aside from the occasional leaked YouTube video and the odd celebrity interview photo, we haven’t heard much about Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Bruno movie so far. Of course, that’s exactly how he wants it right now… the less people that know about it while it’s in production, the better. But it seems that he and director Dan Mazer may be starting to wrap up filming, because the first major announcement regarding the movie has just been released.
The film, reportedly titled Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt (I don’t know if I believe it), now has a release date, and it is set to hit theatres on May 15th, 2009. This speaks volumes about Universal’s confidence and intentions for the film. They are planning it as a summer blockbuster that will go head to head with Ron Howard’s prequel to The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons. It is also the week after the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, and the week before Terminator 4. Lots of big movies to compete with, although the good news is that none of them are comedies. Are you looking forward to Bruno? Do you think it can do even better than Borat?