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Pardon the delays!

''Daybreakers,'' ''The Wolfman,'' ''Shutter Island,'' and other current releases have been delayed for a very long time

Busy schedules? Aftershocks from the 2007-08 Writers Guild strike? Whatever the cause may be, some of Hollywood’s new releases actually aren’t all that new. Here’s a look at the lengthy wrap-to-release delays of many recent and upcoming movies.

Paranormal Activity
Released Sept. 25, 2009
After a 2006 shoot, the no-budget horror pic built buzz at festivals for two years before turning into a surprise $107.9 million hit.
35 month delay

Fanboys”]
Feb. 6, 2009
When this little-seen comedy began production back in February 2006, the final Star Wars prequel (2005’s Revenge of the Sith) wasn’t such a distant memory.
33 month delay

Daybreakers
Jan. 8, 2010
A horror pic about a vampire scientist (Ethan Hawke) who finds a way to make bloodsuckers human again was shot in 2007 — and is finally rising from the dead.
28 month delay

Whiteout
Sept. 11, 2009
Kate Beckinsale’s arctic thriller spent over two years lost in the snow. Judging by its icy reception (the film earned just $10.3 million), perhaps it should have stayed there.
28 month delay

All About Steve
Sept. 4, 2009
Stars Sandra Bullock (The Proposal) and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) were both hot off summer hits when this dud came out last fall.
23 month delay

Green Zone
Due March 12, 2010
Matt Damon shot this thriller — directed by The Bourne Ultimatum’s Paul Greengrass — a year before his role in the recently released Invictus.
23 month delay

Crossing Over
Feb. 27, 2009
Despite an A-list cast that included Harrison Ford and Ashley Judd, this political drama made a measly $455,654 in theaters last winter.
20 month delay

The Wolfman
Due Feb. 12, 2010
First scheduled for November ‘08, the big-budget horror remake starring Benicio Del Toro has passed by at least three different release dates.
20 month delay

Shutter Island
Due Feb. 19, 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio reteams with director Martin Scorsese for the fourth time in this supernatural thriller, originally slated for release last fall.
19 month delay

Youth in Revolt
Jan. 8, 2010
Financial woes may have forced the troubled Weinstein Co. to push back this dramedy, which wrapped production in the summer of 2008.
18 month delay

Production wrap dates provided by Baseline StudioSystems.