We’ve talked before on this site about the curious case of Tulip Fever, a film that’s seen its release delayed so many times that it’s reached borderline mythic status. The original release date for the historical drama starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz was Jult 15th of last year, but it looked as though the movie would finally see the light of day this month, as critics received those press screening invites and even Vikander herself was sent out to promote it.
Sorry for those of you who got your hopes up (which I’m assuming is a small percentage of people who like ruffs, flowers and Dane DeHaan). Now, The Weinstein Company have moved the date back AGAIN, but only by a week, to the 1st of September, which is set to be a quiet weekend for new releases. Film Twitter is starting to question if this film even exists. For a while it felt like we were more likely to see Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote or even Jerry Lewis’s The Day the Clown Cried than this minor little film about forbidden romance and the flower market in 17th century Amsterdam.
Either the movie was so bad that Harvey Weinstein didn’t want to embarrass himself by showing it to the world or (more likely) they just don’t have the funds to distribute it properly. What a shame. Harvey’s always been such a fine, upstanding individual of excellent repute, especially with women. My heart bleeds for him.
Tulip Fever will be released… You know, let’s just leave this blank for now.