Rumor Patrol: Sony Planning December Blu-ray Bow for 'Hancock'?

Posted Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Sony Pictures has yet to announce it, but an overseas release date for 'Hancock,' is fueling speculation that the studio is planning to debut the domestic Blu-ray in early December.

The latest blockbuster for Will Smith, 'Hancock' has grossed over $200 million (and counting) at the domestic box office despite dodging a raft of poor reviews.

At press time, Sony had yet to outline its video plans for 'Hancock,' though a December 1 Blu-ray and DVD release in the UK has been announced by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Europe (boding well for the domestic version).

Retail channels have also reportedly begun planning for a likely December 2 street date for the Blu-ray, due day-and-date with a standard DVD.

Again, Sony has yet to officially announce 'Hancock' for Blu-ray, so at this point the information should remain safely in the rumor department. We'll keep you posted.

As we await further word on Sony's plans for 'Hancock,' you find a new listing for the title linked from the "Release Dates Pending" section our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

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Hancock (Blu-ray)
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