Flight of the Phoenix: Twentieth Century Fox has moved up its action adventure Flight of the Phoenix to December 17, it was announced today by Bruce Snyder, Fox’s president of domestic distribution.

Commented Bruce Snyder:

"THE AVIATOR’s move gives us a terrific opportunity to ‘take an earlier FLIGHT’ as the only action adventure picture of the holiday season. And as the first plane off the runway, we’ll have extra holiday playing time for a film that will have terrific word of mouth."

Flight of the Phoenix is an action-adventure in which a plane crash in a remote area of China leaves 10 people stranded. Facing overwhelming odds and not sure if they will even be missed, they must overcome a series of impossible challenges – and an incredible twist they never could have imagined.

The movie is directed by John Moore and stars Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Mirando Otto and Hugh Laurie.