Universal has set a release date for Ron Howard’s Formula 1 movie Rush, and reshuffled the opening of two other movies, including the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi movie Oblivion.
Rush, which was previously undated, sees Ron Howard teaming up with Peter Morgan for what is being billed as a “re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda,” iconic Grand Prix racers. Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde are the headliners.
Cross Creek and Exclusive Media are behind the movie, with Universal only distributing it in North America. The studio has circled Sept. 20, 2013 as the date to unfurl the checkered flag. September is a pretty wide open month at this stage, with Runner Runner and Paranoia, both of which open Sept. 27, as the only other major releases. (There’s also a re-release of The Little Mermaid earlier that month.)
Oblivion, starring Cruise and directed by Joe Kosinski (Tron:Legacy), is moving up a week from April 26, 2013, to April 19. It will also have an Imax exclusive on April 12, 2013. The only competition the movie will have on April 19 date is The Weinstein Co.’s Scary Movie 5.
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Mama was slated to open Oct. 3, 2012 but is now being pushed back to January 18, 2013.
Guillermo del Toro is an exec producer, with the supernatural thriller being billed as “Guillermo del Toro Presents.” It stars Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain along with a cast of kids who are forced to deal with deadly presence.
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