Fox’s ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ Release Pushed Back Six Months

It’s been a busy day for release-date roulette at the studios, and now Fox has made a couple of moves. The studio has moved next year’s assassin thriller Hitman: Agent 47 from February 27 to August 28, a six-month bump. The Rupert Friend-Zachary Quinto vidgame adaptation now will open Image (5) 20th_century_fox_logo__131009230909.jpg for post 614110against the Weinstein Co’s Ethan Hawke-Emma Watson thriller Regression. In a lower-profile move for a higher-profile movie, Fox also said the long-in-the-works sequel Independence Day 2 has moved out of the 2016 Fourth of July weekend to the previous frame. It’s now set to land June 24, where the pic will duke it out Universal’s horror reboot The Mummy.

Earlier today, Paramount shifted the dates for its Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Scouts Vs. Zombies, and the Weinstein Co reslotted Paddington and Underdogs.

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