Universal Moves Wolfman , Nottingham and Fast & Furious


Universal Pictures has pushed back the release of Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman from April 3 to November 6 and taken Ridley Scott’s Nottingham out of 2009 entirely, reports Variety.

Also, the studio’s Fast & Furious will now open on April 3, instead of June 12.

Nottingham, toplining Russell Crowe, will open in 2010, but the studio did not set a specific date.

Universal said the reshuffling was the sensible thing to do, considering that Fast & Furious is completed, while the Brian Grazer-produced Nottingham won’t start filming until February or March.

And moving The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro later in the year gives the film more of a high-profile release, as well as ample time for post-production.