According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures is planning a December 23rd launch for Steven Spielberg's film about the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The untitled project, a co-production between Universal and DreamWorks with Universal handling domestic distribution, had been set to go before the cameras last year. Preproduction had begun in Europe and casting was under way when Spielberg decided to have Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner do a rewrite on the project, on which writers Eric Roth and Charles Randolph also had worked. With the project postponed, Spielberg moved quickly to begin filming his adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, a Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks co-production starring Tom Cruise, which Paramount will release June 29th.
Spielberg now plans to begin filming the Munich project in the summer.