A potentially disastrous production will finally bear itself unto the world when Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Slayer (formerly Killer) sees its theatrical release. We had been told that would, as it so happens, take place on March 22nd, 2013, but the recent push of Elysium has given Warner Bros. enough confidence (or something like that) to take its once-held spot of March 1st. [/Film]

Having been given the full (though still small) reasons behind WB’s release shift, it actually feels like a decision which makes a bit of sense. Early March is less crowded than late March, for one thing, when some bigger-than-usual April releases are looming right around the corner; this is something you need to make money on, after all.

The title, by the way, has been altered to Slayer because Killer was, reportedly, a bit too violent for what’s supposed to be a family film. Again: Warner Bros. would really like to squeeze some profit out of what’s been a dicey business move almost this whole time, and anything they can do to further ensure that is only wise.

Jack the Giant Slayer stars Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Ewan McGregor.

Do you have any thoughts on these switches? Could either prove to help its chances in the long run?

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