Inside Move

Fox delays 'Report' start

Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release.

Fox said the move was made to accommodate the “availability of the actors in the film.” To date, Cruise is the only actor signed for the pic, although Matt Damon, whose schedule is nearly as packed as Cruise’s, has been in talks to co-star.

Pic, which the studio planned to release on June 30, 2000, was originally slated to go before the cameras in October. There was speculation that Fox, which is co-producing “Minority Report” with DreamWorks, might move release of the film to later next summer after Paramount announced earlier this month that it was postponing the release of “Mission: Impossible 2” (which wraps production this week) from its original Dec. 17 berth to Wednesday, May 24.

It is understood that in order to make room for “Minority Report” and not cannibalize the box office of another of its much-anticipated releases, Fox pushed the release of the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “The Beach” from a holiday 1999 release to either late January or February.

In other Fox-related news, Jan De Bont has dropped out of helming the Fox 2000 sci-fi thriller “The Adaptive Ultimate,” which also was penned by “Minority Report” scribe Jon Cohen. Old standby “creative differences” was the reason stated for the split. The project, at one time developed for Nicole Kidman, is now an open directing assignment.

More Film

  • Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to

    Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on 'The Post'

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

  • Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer to Reunite

    Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer to Reunite for Holiday Comedy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

  • Armie Hammer and Timothée ChalametVariety Studio

    Variety Studio at Sundance Sets Interviews With Top Festival Stars

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

  • Sundance: Pulse, AI Film Launch Film

    Sundance: Pulse, AI Film Partner to Launch New Film Fund Backed by Len Blavatnik

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

  • Sundance 2018 Preview Indie Film World

    Sundance: Changing of the Guard Opens Door for Forward-Thinking Players

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

  • 10 Must See Film at Sundance

    10 Buzziest Films at Sundance Film Festival 2018

    Hollywood will be taking one less summer Cruise next year. Last Friday, 20th Century Fox announced that production of “Minority Report,” the Tom Cruise starrer directed by Steven Spielberg, has been pushed to a January start date — which moves its release date from next summer to a holiday 2000 release. Fox said the move […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content