This article was updated on Nov. 24, 2004.
Universal Pictures has confirmed it has moved back the release date for upcoming Nicole Kidman starrer “The Interpreter,” causing a chain reaction of changes to its release sked over the next 12 months.
The Sydney Pollack-helmed pic has been moved from Feb. 18 to April 22.
This, in turn, means that “Serenity” — based on the now-canceled Fox skein “Firefly” created by Joss Whedon — has been moved from April 22 to Sept. 30. However, that displaces “Jarhead,” the Sam Mendes-helmed pic based on Anthony Swofford’s memoir about a Marine sniper in the first Gulf War. “Jarhead” will now be released on November 11th, 2005.
“Release dates and the distribution calendar are fluid documents,” said Paul Pflug, a U spokesman. “As a distributor, we’re always looking for the best dates available.”
Meanwhile, U has dated two other pics on the release calendar. Kate Hudson starrer “The Skeleton Key” — a thriller helmed by Iain Softley and penned by Ehren Kruger — has been set for July 8; Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” a coming-of-age pic by the helmer and Steve Carell, has been slated for Nov. 23.