RED 2 And Now You See Me Will Release Earlier Than Planned

By Nick Venable 2013-03-11 17:21:25discussion comments
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When a filmís release date gets changed, more often than not itís a delay, due to unfinished reshoots or funding issues. Luckily, exceptions are common enough to keep everyone optimistic, and though the following changes arenít Earth-shattering, itís always good news when anticipated movies make their theaters earlier than expected.

Summit Entertainment is shifting its summer schedule around, pushing forward the release dates of both the illusionist heist film Now You See Me and the crime comedy sequel RED 2. According to the new dates at Box Office Mojo, Now You See Me will magically appear on May 31, one week earlier than its original June 7 date, while RED 2 has targeted July 19 as its new date, jumping forward two weeks from August 2.

Directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk), Now You See Me boasts the star power of Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine in a crime spectacle where the FBI chases a world class team of bank robbing master illusionists. The filmís release switch currently puts it up against James DeMonacoís The Purge and Zal Batmanglijís The East.

In the other star-studded affair, RED 2 is Dean Perisotís first feature since 2005ís Fun With Dick and Jane, and follows the first filmís characters as they punch and shoot their way through a globetrotting rogueís gallery of terrorists, assassins and government officials to find a missing portable nuclear device. For its new date, RED 2will be put up against stiffer competition in Dreamworks Aniimationís Turbo, James Wanís The Conjuring and Robert Schwentkeís comic book adaptation R.I.P.D..
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