Channing Tatum Action Film White House Down Moves Up To June 2013

Summer of last year was the battle of the in-development Snow White projects. Both Universal Pictures and Relativity Media had movies about the fairy tale princess in the works and both were rushed through production to try and beat the other to the box office. Part of this battle was a release date shift. First Snow White and the Huntsman moved up its schedule from December 21, 2012 to June 1, 2012, and that was promptly followed by Mirror Mirror (then called The Brothers Grimm: Snow White) getting bumped up from June 29th, 2012 to March 16th, 2012 (it was later moved again to March 30th).

Like last summer, this year has its own in-development battle brewing, only this time it's now Snow White projects, but instead Die Hard at the White House projects. And now White House Down has landed the first release date blow.

According to THR, the action-thriller, which is being directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Channing Tatum, has been moved up five months from November 2, 2013 to June 28, 2013. The film is about a young secret service agent who finds himself going toe-to-toe with a group of terrorists in the White House that want to assassinate the President. The film also stars Jamie Foxx (as the President), Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Richard Jenkins. In the release schedule the movie will now go up against Shawn Levy's comedy The Internship and Robert Schwentke's R.I.P.D.

So now the ball is in Olympus Has Fallen's court. That project is being directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Cole Hauser. Fuqua's movie doesn't have a release date yet, but the film is already in production.

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