Fast Six, “R.I.P.D.”, “Valor” Set Dates

Universal Pictures has announced a few release dates and in the process have locked down a tentpole slot for a sixth “Fast and Furious” film – May 24th 2013.

“Fast Five” director Justin Lin is set to direct again while Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson are all expected to return. Universal had previously set “The Dark Tower” for May 17th 2013 but with that production’s delay, it seems certain to be moving.

Universal has also scheduled the Ryan Reynolds-led supernatural comedy “R.I.P.D.” for a month later – June 28th 2013.

Meanwhile Relativity Media has announced a February 17th 2012 release for “Act of Valor”, a film that features real Navy SEALs in the story of a team who go on a rescue mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent and end up taking down a terrorist cell.

Finally, a piece over at The Guardian hints that the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s “Cloud Atlas” film adaptation is currently targeting an October 2012 release.