‘Star Trek’
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Movie release reshuffle

‘Star Trek’

Logline: J.J. Abrams tries his hand at the “Star Trek” franchise with a new, younger Kirk and company.

Original release date: Dec. 25, 2008

But we’ll have to wait till: May 8, 2009

Reason for the pushback: Paramount has said the film has more gross potential as a summer tentpole rather than a Christmas Day flick. (Making the “Star Trek” fans wait longer was probably just a bonus.) (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)

Logline: A modern fable that pits a pig-nosed young woman against a curse, society, and a marriage-minded mother.

Original release date: “Penelope” had several potential release dates including April 2007, August 2007 and Feb. 1, 2009.

But you had to wait till: Feb. 29, 2008

Reason for the pushback: The film, shot in 2006, was originally scheduled to be released by IFC, but then it decided to focus on smaller films and pulled the plug. Luckily for the film, Summit Entertainment agreed to take it on and scheduled the February release. (Nick Wall / Summit Entertainment)
”Marley and Me”

Logline: Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson star as the owners of a neurotic, naughty and loveable dog. Based on the book of the same name.

Original release date: Dec. 19, 2008

But we’ll have to wait till: Dec. 25, 2008

Reason for the pushback: This was also a direct response to Paramount’s change of schedule. Less than 24 hours after Paramount announced “Star Trek” was moving from Christmas Day 2008 to summer of 2009, 20th Century Fox pounced on the newly vacant day for this family friendly feel-good film. (WireImage)
‘Meet Dave’

Logline: A crew of mini-space aliens operate a ship shaped like Eddie Murphy.

Original release date: May 30, 2008

But we’ll have to wait till: July 11, 2008

Reason for the pushback: 20th Century Fox says the move was made to coincide with kids being out of school on summer break. It also helps that a comedy hole opened up after Paramount’s “Tropic Thunder” got moved from the date. (Bruce McBroom / 20th Century Fox)