Owen Wilson Animated Comedy 'Turkeys' Gets Release Date
Relativity Media and Reel FX have set a date for Turkeys, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.
The film, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) is slated to hit theaters Nov. 14, 2014. It has the date to itself.
Turkeys revolves around two birds who travel back in time on a mission to prevent turkey from becoming a culinary favorite.
The film is being produced by Scott Mosier (Clerks), Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II), John Strauss (The Santa Claus 2) and David l. Stern (Hotel Transylvania). Stern and Strauss wrote the script, with a rewrite by Mazin. Relativity will handle distribution worldwide.
The studio also announced Thursday a new release date for Safe Haven, a romantic thriller based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. It's moving from Feb. 8, 2013, to Feb. 14 to capitalize on Valentine's Day. It’ll square off against the latest chapter in Bruce Willis’ Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, and the 3D animated feature Escape From Planet Earth.
Safe Haven is being directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) and stars Julianne Hough as a young woman who moves to a seaside town and falls for a good-looking widower, played by Josh Duhamel. Its producers include Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Sparks. Relativity president Tucker Tooley is serving as executive producer.