MUMBAI: Paramount has rearranged its release calendar. Through this move, the studio has preponed the release of the Tom Cruise starrer One Shot from February next year to 21 December this year.
As a result of the rearranging, the studio has postponed the release of the Brad Pitt zombie action film World War Z to 21 June, 2013. The film was earlier scheduled to release on the day when One Shot will now release.
Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore said it made perfect sense to reposition One Shot considering how well Ghost Protocol did. He also said One Shot, directed by Christopher McQuarie, will be done before World War Z.
Ghost Protocol grossed $688.8 milion worldwide and was a franchise best. It also helped to restore Cruise‘s star status in the U.S..
Based on Lee Child‘s best-selling book, One Shot is about an investigator drawn into the case of a former military sniper who is charged with killing five people.
Another major headline from the studio is that its Nickelodeon label is reviving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise that Jonathan Liebesman will direct that Michael Bay is producing.