Written by David Morgan
Following Paramount's decision yesterday to rearrange some of its major releases, 20th Century Fox is following suit and making some changes to its roster. The Eddie Murphy comedy Meet Dave had been slotted for May 30th, but it's now due on July 11th. This is the spot that was recently vacated by Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder as it was bumped to the cinematic dumping ground of mid-August. Meet Dave will now face off against Hellboy II and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The thought was that it will fare better against those two than it would have against Sex and the City and Adam Sandler's (and Judd Apatow's) You Don't Mess with the Zohan. They're probably right.
Also, now that Paramount's Star Trek has moved from Christmas to early summer, Fox's Marley and Me is looking to debut on December 25th as opposed to its original release date of December 19th. Considering Marley and Me is a "feel good comedy" starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, what makes anyone think that would be the natural replacement for an action-packed nerdfest like the eleventh Star Trek movie?