Fox Moves Up “Alien,” Sets “Predator” Date

Along with pulling “Gambit” from the schedule and announcing release dates for two more Marvel films, 20th Century Fox has been heavily shuffling around their release schedule this morning.

First up, Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” has been moved up by two months from October 6th 2017 to August 4th 2017, taking a late Summer rather than an early Fall slot. It’s the same early August weekend “Guardians of the Galaxy” made a hell of a lot of money with in 2014, “Fantastic Four” lost a boatload on in 2015, and “Suicide Squad” hopes will come up aces in 2016.

Next up, they’ve also announced a March 2nd 2018 release date for Shane Black’s “The Predator”. At present that film has the date to itself.

Then the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” has been moved up by three months from Christmas Day to September 30th this year. The James Franco and Bryan Cranston-led comedy “Why Him”, which was to open November 11th, will now take that Christmas Day slot.

The animated feature “Ferdinand” has been delayed from April 7th 2017 to July 21st 2017, while the survival romance drama “The Mountain Between Us”, which was slated for February 10th 2017, has been pulled from the schedule for now.

Source: Screen Crush