July 7, 2010

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Universal has announced new release dates for its upcoming films.  The biggest change is moving the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt sci-fi-thriller The Adjustment Bureau from September 17th all the way back to March 4, 2011.  Bureau will now be squaring off against Gore Verbinski’s animated comedy Rango.

Taking Adjustment Bureau‘s September 17th release date will be the M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil.  The horror-thriller will be going up against the animated family film Alpha and Omega, the romantic comedy Easy A starring Emma Stone, and Ben Affleck’s crime-drama The Town, which is his directorial follow-up to the fantastic Gone Baby Gone.

Hit the jump for release date news on Skyline, Kids in America, The Dark Fields, Sanctum 3D, and Paul.

The sci-fi thriller Skyline is set to hit theaters on November 12th.  Directed by the Strause Brothers (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), Skyline stars Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel.  The film centers on a group of people who discover that the human population is disappearing due to an unearthly light emanating from an unknown source.  Skyline will face off against the Rachel McAdams/Harrison Ford comedy Morning Glory and Tony Scott’s runaway train action thriller Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

Universal will finally release its dramedy Kids in America on December.  Shot in 2007, the film stars Topher Grace as an aimless college grad who pursues his dream girl at a wild Labor Day weekend party.  The film co-stars Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, and Michelle Trachtenberg.  It currently has the weekend to itself.

Neil Burger’s action thriller The Dark Fields is now set to debut on January 21, 2011 where it will go up against the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick Don’t Be Afraid of the DarkThe Dark Fields stars Bradley Cooper as a copywriter who discovers a mysterious drug that increases his intellect and other abilities.  The flick co-stars Robert De Niro and Anna Friel.

On February 4, 2011, Universal will release the James Cameron-produced adventure film Sanctum 3D.  The film centers on an underwater cave diving team that experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.  It’s competition that weekend will be The Roommate, a thriller starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly.

Finally, the Greg Mottola sci-fi comedy Paul will hit theaters on March 18, 2011.  The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two geeks whose road trip across America brings them into contact with an alien named “Paul” (voiced by Seth Rogen).  Paul will be facing off against the romance-horror Beastly starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.

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