Remember I told you that Fox was irked when Disney scheduled John Carter From Mars on the same release date as Prometheus? Today, Fox moved the Ridley Scott tentpole with Alien prequel DNA from March 9, 2012, to June 8, 2012. Not only is that a huge summer play date, but it’s the slot that John Carter From Mars originally vacated.  I love a good dogfight between major studios. Ridley is scripting Prometheus with Lost‘s Damon Lindelof while 3D John Carter Of Mars is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fantasy series.

Meanwhile, Disney today scheduled Arrietty for a wide February 17, 2012, release. The animated Studio Ghibli production will announce its voice cast later.

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