According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Paramount Pictures' retro-futuristic action-adventure movie starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, won't be taking to the skies during the crowded summer months. The studio is postponing the film, which had been scheduled for release June 25, nearly three months to a new Sept. 17 playdate.

Paramount said the shift comes because of moves on the part of its competitors. "Sky Captain," which first-time director Kerry Conran shot with his actors performing in front of green screens with elaborate CG settings and effects added in postproduction, had been scheduled to open a week before Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2, which was originally set to bow Friday, July 2.

However, at last month's ShoWest convention, Sony said it was moving "Spider-Man's" debut up two days to Wednesday, June 30. With "Spider-Man" previews expected to take place Tuesday night, June 29, that would have left "Sky Captain" just four days before it had to fend off "Spider-Man."

Brian B.