Initially set for release on March 4, 2016, The Martian has been moved to November 25, 2015, where it will go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur and Warner Bros.' Midnight Special. The project is based Andy Weir's e-book of the same name, which follows an astronaut (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded on Mars.
The studio has also moved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children from July 31, 2015 to March 4, 2016, where it will go up against an unspecified Disney Animation project. Tim Burton is attached to direct this adaptation of Ransom Riggs' novel, centering on a 16-year-old boy who is mysteriously transported to an island where he is tasked with protecting a group of orphans. We reported earlier this week that Eva Green is in talks to play the title character.
20th Century Fox has also moved The Longest Ride from April 3, 2015 to April 10, 2015, a date that it currently has all to itself, while issuing a July 31, 2015 release date for Paper Towns, an adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's new book. Paper Towns, which has Nat Wolff attached to star, will go up against Paramount's Grimsby next summer.