Effects Work At Core of Paramount Push-Back

Citing a tight post production schedule and a decision to give the filmmakers more time to perfect the extensive visual effects, Paramount Pictures has rescheduled the release of the sci-fi action/disaster thriller The Core from Nov. 1 to the first quarter of 2003.

Directed by Jon Amiel, The Core stars Aaron Eckhart as a geophysicist who discovers that a government plot to create earthquakes as a secret weapon has caused the earth’s inner core to stop rotating. With the planet’s magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, the atmosphere starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Eckhart and a team of the world’s most gifted scientists, played by Hilary Swank, Bruce Greenwood, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci and Tcheky Karyo; travel into the earth’s core to detonate a nuclear device that will reactivate the core.

The film also stars D.J. Qualls, Richard Jenkins and Alfre Woodard.