With just under two months before its July 18 release date, Warner Bros. has delayed their sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending, pushing it to February 6, 2015.

Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.' domestic distribution chief, revealed that the filmmakers needed more time to complete their work on more than 2,000 special effects shots.

"With the July release date, they were just not going to make it on time. A lot of the issue for us was getting it ready for the international release, since the foreign territories need additional time."

The sci-fi thriller starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis will now open against Universal's Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges, which was formerly a Warner Bros. project before Legendary moved to Universal, Lionsgate's Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp and Run All Night starring Liam Neeson.

Following Jupiter Ascending's release date shift, Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue, Sony's Sex Tape and Universal's The Purge: Anarchy will compete for the box office crown on July 18.

Directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending centers on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a young woman whose genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an inheritance that could alter the fate of the universe, as she sets off on a journey with her protector, Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered bounty hunter.