Relativity Media and Reel FX have moved the release date for the animated comedy Turkeys just over a year earlier to November 1, 2013 from November 14, 2014. Turkeys for the moment shares its new date with Lionsgate-Summit’s Ender’s Game based on the classic sci-fi novel and CBS Films’ Last Vegas. Directed by Jimmy Hayward, Turkeys is voiced by Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, and Keith David. The screenplay was written by David I. Stern and John Strauss, with a rewrite by Craig Mazin.
Relativity Media and Reel FX have set the animated comedy Turkeys directed by Jimmy Hayward for release on November 14th, 2014. Turkeys features the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Dan Fogler. Turkeys for the time being has that weekend to itself. Additionally Relativity shifted the Lasse Hallström-directed Safe Haven to February 14, 2013 from February 8. Safe Haven is based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel and stars Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons and Cobie Smulders. On its new date it will be up against Warner Bros’ Beautiful Creatures, The Weinstein Company’s animated Escape From Planet Earth, and Fox’s A Good Day to Die Hard, all of which open a day earlier Wednesday, February 13.
Relativity Media and Reel FX will jointly finance and produce the animated comedy for a 2014 release. Turkeys features two birds from opposite sides of the tracks that join forces and travel through time to get their species off people’s plates. Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson will provide the voices of the two lead turkeys. Turkeys will be directed by Horton Hears A Who!’s Jimmy Hayward. David I. Stern and John Strauss wrote the screenplay with a rewrite by Craig Mazin. Scott Mosier, Mazin, Strauss and Stern will produce. Relativity will distribute the film worldwide. Reel FX is a Dallas and Santa Monica-based fully integrated movie studio that develops and produces both animated films and live action movies.
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