Universal Pictures today announced that Fast Five, the fifth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, will hit theaters on June 10, 2011. There are no other films scheduled for that date yet. Director Justin Lin, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are returning for the action pic, in which Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen.
The studio has also moved MacGruber away from The Losers on April 23. The action-comedy based on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch will now open on May 21, where it will face Shrek Forever After. MacGruber was directed by Jorma Taccone and stars Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer and Powers Boothe.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Pictures has renamed Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Kathryn Lasky’s book “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” to Legend of the Guardians. The fantasy-adventure will still hit 3D theaters and IMAX 3D on September 24. It features the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham.
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