World War Z pushed back six months, One Shot moved forward

News Simon Brew
14 Mar 2012 - 07:03

The zombie apocalypse will be coming half a year later than originally planned, as World War Z, with Brad Pitt, is put back to the summer of 2013.

If you’re one of those eagerly awaiting the film of Max Brooks’ World War Z, then sadly, you’ve got a bit more of a wait on your hands.

The movie, which stars Brad Pitt, with Marc Forster directing, was shot last year, and had been scheduled for release on 21st December 2012 in the US.

But, perhaps scared away by the slightly less than expected box office take of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo last Christmas (its darker material didn’t really fit with the Christmas movie crowd), Paramount has elected to move the film back to summer 2013. It already has its Star Trek sequel scheduled for that summer, too.

The US release date for World War Z will now be June 21st 2013. Into its Christmas 2012 slot moves the Tom Cruise vehicle, One Shot, which is the first of the Jack Reacher films, based on the books by Lee Childs. Paramount and Tom Cruise did well with a Christmas release last year for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol so that’s almost certainly part of its thinking here. One Shot has now taken the 21st December release slot.

More information at Deadline, here.

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