As the writers' strikes ended, Walt Disney Pictures announced that the big screen version of hit television series "Hannah Montana" is scheduled to hit theaters in early 2009. Variety reported that while announcing the studio's 2009 to 2010's calendar, it was revealed that the musical film starring Miley Cyrus is slated for May 1, 2009 release.
Scheduling "Montana" on the date means that the film about a teenage girl who lives a double life will be up against action fantasy film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" starring Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber. Further, for the slot, "Montana" has to push aside animated 3D movie "G-Force" which has been moved to July 24 release date to contest against New Line's animation "Planet 51" and The Weinstein Co's horror remake "Piranha".
Apart from announcing the release date of "Montana", the Mouse House also let out other release date as well as schedule reshuffling. The Rock's sci-fi adventure comedy "Race to Witch Mountain" set to bow on March 13, 2009, Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" would be released on March 19, 2009 and Bruce Willis' action sci-fi "The Surrogates" got holiday release on November 20, 2009. On the reshuffling schedule, it was said that adaptation drama "Confessions of a Shopaholic", "Wild Hogs" sequel "Old Dogs", video game adaptation "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" and romantic comedy "The Proposal" have been pushed back to February 14, April 10, July 10, and September 25, 2009 respectively.