Par ‘Rains’ down new itle, date on ‘Flood’

Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.”

The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set to hit theaters on Jan. 16, 1998.

“The name was changed to be more accurate about what kind of a film it is,” said Levinsohn. “Because of the other films in the disaster genre, we were afraid people would think of it as a disaster film, which it’s absolutely not.”

Pic was scheduled for release last May, but the date was pushed back when it appeared the film wouldn’t be fin-ished on time. Paramount opted out of a fall release because it has another Morgan Freeman starrer, “Kiss the Girls,” on the calendar for Oct. 3.

More Film

  • 'Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms'

    Film Review: 'Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms'

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • Mammia Mia Here We Go Again

    Box Office: 'Mamma Mia' Sequel Heads Toward Big $41 Million Opening

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • Guardians of the Galaxy James Gun

    James Gunn Fired From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke

    Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke to Star in Music Drama 'Sound of Metal'

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • CGITW-7-20-17-116.RAF

    Bo Burnham Wishes 'Eighth Grade' Wasn't Rated R

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • (L to R) Young Tanya (JESSICA

    Box Office: 'Mamma Mia' Shoots Past 'Equalizer 2' in Thursday Night Shows

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

  • Disney Cycles VR Short Film

    Disney Animation's First VR Film, 'Cycles,' Set to Premiere

    Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon’s Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as “The Flood.” The picture, about an armored car heist in a town threatened by rising flood waters, is now called “Hard Rain,” and is set […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content