It seems that Roland Emmerich's new epic won't be a summer movie after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony's Columbia Pictures has shifted the release date for 2012 from the summer July 10 to the pre-Thanksgiving November 13 release date.
"We've had such success with the James Bond films in November that we wanted a big tentpole film in that slot this year," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said Tuesday. "We've got so many films in the summer that this is the perfect answer to that."
The film will now go against two wide-releases in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the Fox comedy Tooth Fairy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Sony already has a full summer lined up with such films as the action remake The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera and Julie & Julia, which stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.