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'Fast and Furious' Pushed Back a Week

September 11, 2008 (6:48 am) GMT
This delay is a result from the bumping up of Will Ferrell family comedy 'Land of the Lost' to June 5, 2009 release.
'Fast and Furious' Pushed Back a Week

"" won't be heading into theaters as scheduled on June 5, 2009. In the latest report related to the fourth installment of the street car racing saga, Hollywood Reporter unearthed that Universal Pictures have decided to move back the Justin Lin-directed movie seven days to a new slot on June 12, 2009.

Universal distribution president Nikki Rocco reportedly explained that the decision on delaying "Furious" was taken after the studio pushed forward their other forthcoming film "" to June 5 release to avoid any marketplace overlap. In the new schedule, "Furious" may be getting a competition from the 20th Century Fox action comedy "".

On "Lost" tentpole change, it is unfolded that the switch has been done to elude clash with "" after the fantasy adaptation movie was pushed back to the -starrer family comedy's original release schedule on July 17, 2009. Up to the news date, in the new slot, "Lost" has yet to have any competition.

Teaming up once again the original "The Fast and the Furious" cast ensemble, , , and , "Furious" marked the return of the foe-turned-ally duo, ex-con Dom Toretto and agent Brian O'Conner. This fourth film will put the pair together again in a new mission that pushes the limits of what's possible behind the wheel to bring down their shared enemy.

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