Universal Pictures Sets 2008 Tentpoles


Universal Pictures has announced release dates for some of the studio’s biggest films in 2008.

The studio will release graphic novel adaptation Wanted, starring James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, on March 28, 2008. The movie is currently in that spot by itself.

Universal has moved The Incredible Hulk away from Disney/Pixar’s WALL• E and up two weeks to June 13, 2008. There is also no competition on that date yet.

On July 11, 2008, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are expected to return for The Mummy 3. It is currently scheduled up against Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder, which DreamWorks also just moved into that spot.

A week later, on July 18, the studio has put Mamma Mia!, the big screen version of the musical to star Meryl Streep. It will face Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight.

Sequel Hellboy 2: The Golden Army has been targeted for August 1, 2008 with no competition yet.

Then, on November 14, 2008, Universal is looking to release The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro.

Other high profile release date updates for 2008 include: Vin Diesel sci-fi thriller, Babylon A.D., coming February 29; the Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures, booked for May 22; and Mike Myers’ The Love Guru, aiming for a June 20 release.

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