Universal Pictures has pushed back the release of potential horror franchise The Wolf Man from April 3 to Nov. 6 and pushed Ridley Scott's Nottingham out of 2009 altogether.

According to Variety, Universal Pictures has also pushed up the release date for The Fast and the Furious 4 which will now open on April 3, instead of June 12.

Nottingham, toplining Russell Crowe, will open in 2010, but Universal did not set a specific date.

Univeral said the reshuffling was the sensible thing to do, considering that The Fast and the Furious 4 is completed, while the Brian Grazer-produced Nottingham won't start lensing until February or March.

And moving The Wolf Man -- a reboot toplining Benicio Del Toro -- to Nov. 6 gives the film more of a high-profile release, as well as ample time for post-production. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.