Paramount Pictures has rearranged release schedules for a couple of its new movies. Getting a slight bump is the upcoming "Terminator" film. Planned to be a reboot of the franchise, it's pushed back only a few days from June 26, 2015, to July 1, 2015.
The studio apparently eyes the Fourth of July weekend. This will put the robot action flick in a competition against Fox's sequel and Universal's still-untitled animated movie from Universal and Illumination Entertainment.
Summer 2015 is crowded with blockbusters. There will be "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (May 1), "Man of Steel 2" (July 17), "Ant-Man" (July 31) and more. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars Episode 7" is due in the jam-packed season as well.
No official cast has been announced for the new "Transformer". Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is rumored to join the project and Laeta Kalorgridis ("Avatar", "Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry") are attached to write the screenplay.
Paramount has also shifted the limited release of Alexander Payne-directed "Nebraska". The drama, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, is moved up a week from November 22 to 15 to keep it in awards contention.
Also officially announced is the release date of "Transformers: Age of Extinction". It's confirmed to open wide on June 27, 2014. It will star a whole new human cast like Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. Director Michael Bay is back in the helming duty, bringing the new and improved Autobots.