Hollywood seems to be in a release date shuffle frenzy today, after it was revealed Paramount is pushing G.I. Joe: Retaliation to spring 2013 and Universal is putting their raunchy comedy Ted in it’s place. Now it’s 20th Century Fox’s turn, as the studio has announced new dates for two upcoming films via Twitter.
First, Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi, based on the popular book, has been moved up exactly a month to November 21st, 2012 where it will fill vacancies left by Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity and Keanu Reeves‘ 47 Ronin. It’s certainly a smart move considering how insanely packed the following month is. Starring Suraj Sharma and Tobey Maguire the film, which the first footage of got excellent response from CinemaCon, follows “a boy who is lost at sea for 227 days in a lifeboat with three unusual and increasingly hungry companions — a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan.”
The studio has also announced a date for the next comedy from Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Date Night). The Internship sees Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson re-team and will land on June 28th, 2013, up against the action film R.I.P.D. The film follows “forty-ish company guys who both get laid off in a downsizing” and, as a result, “become interns at a Google-like dotcom and start anew.” But, in this new territory, “the two old chums are competing against wily, fresh-faced 22 year olds for advancement.” It sounds like the exact premise I could see the duo having lots of fun with and it’s nice to see the summer comedy 2013 slate start filling out.
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