LionsGate has announced a change to its release schedule, moving the Nicolas Cage supernatural thriller Season of the Witch away from its original March 19th start date. At this time, the film has not been given a new slot on their release calendar. Reasons for the move were quite obvious, as March 19th has become a crowded weekend with such anticipated films as the musical biopic The Runaways, the adaptation of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Universal's Repo Men, and the Jennifer Aniston action comedy The Bounty Hunter all vying for that top spot at the box office.
In other scheduling news, Columbia Pictures has finally announced a release date for its upcoming big screen adaptation of the hit TV show 21 Jump Street. Starring Jonah Hill and directed by Ruben Fleischer, this action heavy comedy will make its way into theaters during the summer of 2011. For now, it is staking a claim in the August 5th weekend. But that could very well change at any time leading up to that release date.
We will keep you updated as a new release date for director Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch, which also stars Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham, and Christopher Lee, is announced.