It’s the release date shuffle today as a couple anticipated movies grab new dates as well as the announcement of a couple new Universal summer releases.
Universal has announced an update to their 2010 line-up including the move of their comedy threequel Little Fockers, being pushed back from its original July 30 release to come out instead on December 22, in order to take full advantage of the holidays much like the previous installment, Meet the Fockers. Already scheduled for a Dec. 22 release were The Green Hornet, Gulliver’s Travels and Life As We Know It.
Meanwhile, Edgar Wright’s anticipated follow-up to Hot Fuzz, the movie version of Brian Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera, has finally settled on its summer release date of August 13. It faces the Lionsgate action-thriller The Expendables and Julia Roberts’ romantic drama Eat, Pray, Love.
Filling in the gap for the “Fockers” move is George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon, which will open on July 30 against CBS Films’ Beastly and Warner Bros.’ family sequel Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
We’re still waiting for confirmation that Warner Bros’ remake of Clash of the Titans has indeed been pushed back to Easter weekend to give some extra time for its 3D conversion as we reported earlier. According to Exhibitor Relations, MGM aren’t waiting for that announcement, quickly moving their R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine back a week to March 26 to take advantage of the potential opening for the young male audience if “Clash” has indeed moved back a week.