Bureau, “Zookeeper,” “Highness” Delayed

Some big films are getting some big delays this week.

Universal Pictures has pushed back the Matt Damon-led sci-fi thriller “The Adjustment Bureau” two months from July 30th to September 17th. The film seems more in-line with a Fall release, and steers it clear of Chris Nolan’s reality-bending “Inception” opening two weeks before.

As a result of that delay, the Zac Efron fantasy drama “Charlie St. Cloud” has been moved up from October to the July 30th slot. Universal is also pushing back medieval stoner comedy “Your Highness” a full six months from early October to April 8th 2011.

Sony Pictures has pushed back the Kevin James comedy “The Zookeeper” a full nine months from October 8th 2010 to a more kiddie friendly July 8th 2011. Expected to be a PG-rated comedy, the delay helps fill out Sony’s rather anaemic Summer 2011 schedule.

Meanwhile a few new dates have been set – namely acclaimed Sundance doco “Catfish” and Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s play adaptation “Jack Goes Boating” which will both open September 17th, while James Cameron-produced 3D diving thriller “Sanctum” has set a March 4th 2011 release.