Sony Pictures has pushed back the release of Roland Emmerich’s disaster epic “2012” by several months – from July 10th to November 13th says The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’ve had such success with the James Bond films in November that we wanted a big tentpole film in that slot this year. We’ve got so many films in the summer that this is the perfect answer to that” says Sony distribution president Rory Bruer.
The new date will also add some extra time for the effects-laden production.
The film is now set to open two weekends before the lucrative Thanksgiving session, the action epic will open opposite Warner Bros.’ “Sherlock Holmes” and Fox’s “The Tooth Fairy”.
The move leaves the romantic comedy “I Love You Beth Cooper” as the sole wide release on July 10th, though with this move that’s expected to quickly change.