MUMBAI: Oliver Stone's action thriller Savages will
open the 8th annual Zurich International Film Festival
on 20 September. The Festival runs from 20 to 30 September.
is no stranger to the young Swiss festival, having attended
the festival several times earlier, including in 2007,
when the Oscar-winning filmmaker received Zurich's lifetime
achievement honor, the Golden Eye. This year's Zurich
Golden Eye winner is veteran producer Jerry Weintraub,
whose credits include the Ocean's Eleven and Karate
Savages, which also features John Travolta, Benicio
Del Toro and Salma Hayek, has earned $46 million domestically
for Universal Pictures since its release on 6 July.
But international distributors have held back the rollout
of the film globally, may be to avoid going head-to-head
with this summer's big televised sporting events - the
Euro 2012 Soccer Championships and the 2012 London Olympics.
begins its European rollout on 13 September in Russia
and continues across Europe through September and October.