'Riding Hood,' 'Hangover 2,' 'New Year's Eve' among pics slotted

Warner Bros. has filled out its 2011 release schedule, skedding sequels “Final Destination 5,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth 2,” Gothic horror story “Red Riding Hood” and ensemble comedy “New Year’s Eve.”

“Red Riding Hood,” starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Catherine Hardwicke,” has been set for April 22. And as for New Line franchises, “Final Destination 5″ will open Aug. 26, with “Journey 2″ launching Sept. 23 and “New Year’s Eve,” a spinoff from ensemble comedy “Valentine’s Day,” slotted for Dec. 9.

New Line has been developing “New Year’s Eve” — with some of the characters from “Valentine’s Day” — as a project set in New York City on New Year’s Eve. “Valentine’s Day” was a solid performer with $110 million domestically and another $100 million internationally.

Three other New Line titles have also been dated, with exorcism drama “The Rite” set for Jan. 28, marital comedy “Hall Pass” for Feb. 25 and workplace laffer “Horrible Bosses” on July 29. Casting firmed up last week for “Bosses,” which will feature Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.

Stephen Soderbergh’s viral outbreak drama “Contagion,” with Matt Damon and Kate Winslet, has been set for Oct. 21; Alcon’s “Late Bloomer,” based on Ken Baker’s memoir about delayed adolescence, will open up Aug. 12; Dark Castle’s “Unknown White Male,” starring Liam Neeson, is set for Jan. 7; and its “Apparition,” starring Ashley Greene, opens Sept. 9.

Warner Bros. had announced release dates previously for its 2011 tentpoles — “The Hangover 2″ on May 26, “Green Lantern” on June 17 and the second part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on July 15.

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