The Hugh Jackman-starring sci-fi is moved up from November to October 2011, while the horror remake is pushed up from October to August the same year.
DreamWorks has announced shuffles of release dates for some of their 2011 films. "Real Steel", which was initially scheduled for November 18, 2011 release in the U.S., is now put on October 7 slot because the company's co-chair and CEO Stacey Snider believes the robot-boxing movie deserves more space to stretch its legs moving through the fall.
"Fright Night", which will serve as a remake to 1985 horror film of the same title is now set as next year's summer movie, being moved up from October 7 to August 19. Shock Till You Drop suggests the new release date hints that the studio is confident the film could compete with other summer flicks.
A week earlier, on August 12, 2011 to be exact, DreamWorks will drop "The Help" starring Emma Stone. The drama was previously occupying April 14 slot, but is moved to the new date since the similarly female-driven films "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Julie & Julia" found success around the same weekend.
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" also gets new release date. The drama which is based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo is pushed back from August 10 to December 28 of 2011. This move will allow the movie to be included for awards consideration, but Snider insists that was not the motivation for the shift.