I first remember seeing the one-sheet for Case 39 last year just prior to the release of Paranormal Activity. I quickly forgot about the film however, and now, nearly a year on, it is being reported by Bloody Disgusting that Paramount are finally getting around to releasing the troubled film.

Originally shot in 2006 for an August 2008 release, Case 39 was pushed back to 2009 before finally reaching UK screens on March 5th 2010 but the film has still not made it to cinemas in the US although it’s now scheduled for October 1st, it will have to be seen to be believed.

To jog the memories of us Brits, and whet the appetites of our American brethren, the plot goes as follows.

“In Case 39, family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all… until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) and the child’s cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane) and takes Lily in while she continues the search for the perfect foster family. Just as it seems as though Lily is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), dark forces surrounding this young girl come to light and, little do they know, their attempts to protect her will only bring on greater horror…”

This of course begs the question, just what has Renée Zellweger been doing since 2004? Aside from Miss Potter, acting as producer on Living Proof and cameoing in Monsters Vs. Aliens, Zellweger appears to have spent most of her time keeping us guessing about Bridget Jones 3.

The latest one-sheet and trailer can be sampled below.

Taglined ‘some cases should never be opened’, those holding the six prints of Case 39 jump to mind.