Oh please let it be better than “Flags of Our Fathers”!!!

Eastwood’s ‘Iwo Jima’ Enters Oscar Battle
“Letters From Iwo Jima,” Clint Eastwood’s Japanese-language follow-up to “Flags of Our Fathers,” will get a limited release on Dec. 20.
By teasing “Letters From Iwo Jima” in New York and Los Angeles, the DreamWorks/Warner Bros. film will be eligible for Golden Globe and Oscar consideration, as well as possible critics’ prizes.
The original plan had been to hold “Letters From Iwo Jima” until Feb. 9, 2007. That would have prevented the film, a retelling of the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective, from splitting the Oscar buzz for “Flags of Our Fathers,” which opened in October.
Buzz of the “Letters” release shift began spreading on the Internet early in the week, with many observers theorizing that potential acclaim for the second film might somehow boost the fortunes of “Flags,” which premiered to admiring, but hardly rapturous reviews and has taken in just over $31 million to date.
Eastwood is no stranger to late pre-Oscar release shifts. In 2004, “Million Dollar Baby” went from off-the-radar production to best picture winner after a mid-fall decision to sneak the film at the end of December.