A cinematic game of musical chairs has broken out at Universal as the studio shuffles its 2013 release slate. Everything is on the move.
The biggest project getting pushed back is Keanu Reeves’ 47 Ronin – which will move from its previously set February 8 release date all the way back to Christmas 2013. The production is undergoing reshoots in London, and those couldn’t be done with the Olympics happening. Of course, why a few weeks of the Olympics means a 10-month delay is anyone’s guess…
47 Ronin was hardly the only title on the move – check out the full list below, complete with original and adjusted release dates.
Original release date: February 8, 2013
New release date: December 25, 2013
Keanu Reeves headlines this remake of a 1941 samurai film classic about a group of 47 swordsmen who set out to avenge the death of their master. Acclaimed commercial director Carl Rinsch will direct.
Original release date: May 10, 2013
New release date: February 8, 2013
Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman headline this comedy wherein a man (Bateman) has his identity stolen by a woman (McCarthy) and hilarity ensues. Unfortunately, Universal is being coy with the plot details for this one.
Jurassic Park 3D
Original release date: July 19, 2013
New release date: April 5, 2013
Steven Spielberg’s classic dinosaur film celebrates its 20th birthday by making the transition to 3D.
Newly announced release date: May 10, 2013
Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy is about a man (Domhnall Gleeson) who can travel back in time. While doing so, he meets his dream girl (Rachel McAdams).
Newly announced release date: June 28, 2013
Costumed crime fighter Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) teams up with other normal people masquerading as crime fighters in this sequel to the 2010 hit. Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) and the villainous Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) are also returning, but director Matthew Vaughn has handed over the reigns to filmmaker Jeff Wadlow.
Original release date: June 28, 2013
New release date: July 19, 2013
Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges star in this comic adaptation, which finds Reynolds joining a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Division and trying to find out who murdered him.
Newly announced release date: August 16, 2013
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer investigating each other who find out they’ve been set up by the mafia. Based on a comic book.