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

When a film’s release date gets changed, more often than not it’s a delay, due to unfinished reshoots or funding issues. Luckily, exceptions are common enough to keep everyone optimistic, and though the following changes aren’t Earth-shattering, it’s 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 film’s release switch currently puts it up against James DeMonaco’s The Purge and Zal Batmanglij’s The East.

In the other star-studded affair, RED 2 is Dean Perisot’s first feature since 2005’s Fun With Dick and Jane, and follows the first film’s characters as they punch and shoot their way through a globetrotting rogue’s 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 Aniimation’s Turbo, James Wan’s The Conjuring and Robert Schwentke’s comic book adaptation R.I.P.D..

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.