Fox sets new dates for 'Paper Towns,' 'Martian,' 'Peregrine's Home'

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Fox has set 'Paper Towns,' an adaptation of the John Green YA novel, for a July 2015 release
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' has moved up to November 2015
Tim Burton's 'Peregrine's Home for Peculiars' has been pushed to March 2016

Fox has scheduled "Paper Towns," an adaptation of the 2008 young-adult book by "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green, to hit theaters July 31, 2015.

Nat Wolff, who appeared in "Fault," is set to star as Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, a high-school kid searching for his eccentric neighbor and crush, who has disappeared. "Fault" screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are all reprising their duties as well. A director has yet to be named.

"Paper Towns" will open on the date originally reserved for Tim Burton's "Peregrine's Home for Peculiars," a movie based on Ransom Rigg's novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." The gothic tale, which concerns a Floridian teenager who travels to a Welsh island and encounters a group of orphans with unusual abilities, will now open March 4, 2016.

As part of the scheduling shuffle, Fox also moved Ridley Scott's sci-fi movie "The Martian" up to Nov. 25, 2015 (it previously inhabited the new "Peregrine's" date).

Adapted from Andy Weir's book of the same name, "The Martian" will star Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars.

Finally, the studio moved its Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Longest Ride" back one week, to April 10, 2015.

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