Rocky Spinoff Creed Targets Thanksgiving as Point Break Reboot Moves to Christmas Day

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Warner Bros. pictures has adjusted their upcoming schedule, delaying director Ericson Core’s Point Break remake nearly five months, moving the film from its planned July 31 date to December 25, 2015. The Rocky spinoff Creed (a co-production with MGM), meanwhile, is set for this Thanksgiving weekend, opening in theaters November 25.

Starring Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey, the new take on Point Break is set in the world of international extreme sports and, like the original, involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.

Creed, meanwhile, will follow the son of Apollo Creed with Sylvester Stallone set to reprise his Rocky Balboa role, acting as the younger Creed’s reluctant trainer. The elder Creed, played by Carl Weathers, appeared in the first four Rocky films until a fight with Ivan Drago in Rocky IV led to his death in the ring.

The November date has Creed opening opposite Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and Jonathan Levine’s still-untitled holiday comedy starring Anthony Mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan. That’s also just five days after the opening of The Hunger Games‘ grand finale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Point Break enters an equally crowded Christmas weekend, opening opposite Paramount’s hybrid CGI/Live action family film Monster Trucks, David O. Russell’s Jennifer Lawrence-led biopic Joy, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman followup The Revenant and Concussion, the true football drama starring Will Smith.