20th Century Fox moved up the release date of its Ang Lee-directed drama Life Of Pi from Christmas week to November 21. That’s the date Warner Bros had staked out for its Alfonso Cuaron-directed sci-fi drama Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock, which recently was pushed to sometime in 2013. Now Lee’s 3D adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel will land there, and the studio hopes it will play into the holiday season. Pi centers on a 17-year-old zookeeper’s son and his arch rival, a bengal tiger, who are stranded together on the open seas after their ship is pummeled by a storm.
Fox also set a June 28, 2013 release date for its Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy The Internship. Shawn Levy directs the film, about a pair of old-school salesmen who, finding themselves suddenly unemployed and passed-by in the digital world, try to reinvent themselves by becoming interns at a major tech company.
– Summit has set a September 14, 2012 limited release for the comedic drama The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Nina Dobrev and Paul Rudd. The coming-of-age story is directed by Stephen Chbosky.
– Universal will release Gold Circle Films’ Anna Kendrick starrer Pitch Perfect on October 5, 2012. The comedy centers on a girl who takes her new college pals into the cutthroat world of university a cappella contests. Jason Moore of Broadway’s Avenue Q directs.