Legendary's 'Warcraft,' Spooked by 'Star Wars,' Moves to 2016
Universal has set a March 11, 2016, opening for Warcraft, Legendary’s video game adaptation, which was forced to move from its Dec. 18, 2015, berth when Disney set the same date for Star Wars: Episode VII.
At the same time, the studio has put Legendary’s long-delayed Jeff Bridges fantasy The Seventh Son back on the release schedule.
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Universal has set a Feb. 6, 2015, opening for the movie, which also stars Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore and is an adaptation of a book by Joseph Delaney.
Also being penciled in are release dates for Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller (Jan. 16, 2015), the Jennifer Lopez-starring Blumhouse thriller The Boy Next Door (Jan. 23, 2015) and the studio’s new take on The Mummy (April 22, 2016).
Seventh Son has seen its date moved several times, and was most recently off the calendar when Legendary moved from its partnership with Warners to a distribution deal with Universal. The movie, directed by Sergei Bodrov, wrapped shooting and even had panels at Comic-Con. Warners initially aimed to open it Feb. 22, 2013, then moved it to Oct. 18, 2013, and then again to Jan. 17, 2014.
The new date is now over a year after its last date. Its only competition will be The Wedding Ringer, a Screen Gems comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad.
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