Warners moves up 'Traveler's'

Literary adaptation to bow Aug. 14

Warner Bros. is moving up the release date for literary adaptation "The Time Traveler's Wife" from next year to Aug. 14.

To facilitate its move, Warners will delay releasing fantasy sequel "Final Destination: Death Trip 3D" until Aug. 28. "Death Trip" had been set to unspool on Aug. 14; "Traveler's" was an unslotted 2010 title.

Starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, "Traveler's" is a romantic drama based on a best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Its screenplay was written by Bruce Joel Rubin ("Stuart Little 2"), with Robert Schwentke ("Tattoo") directing.

Also set to unspool wide on Aug. 14 are Sony's sci-fi thriller "District 9," Summit's youth comedy "Band Slam" and Paramount Vantage's adult laugher "The Goods: The Don Ready Story."

Most of the majors' summer release slates have been locked down for some time, but industryites have anticipated some late-breaking jockeying over one or more August slots. The industry marks its boxoffice summer from the first day in May through Labor Day.
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