Summit dates string of pics inc. “Now You See Me”

Summit Entertainment appears to be moving ahead on a “Red” sequel, setting an Aug. 13, 2013 release date.

The minimajor dated the second installment Tuesday. Sony’s already dated a “Smurfs” sequel for the same slot.

“Red” grossed $90 million domestically last year with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren starring as former CIA agents who are classified as “Red” — retired, extremely dangerous.

Jon and Erich Hoeber were signed earlier this year to pen a sequel.

Summit also announced release dates for four other films, two for next year and two for 2013.

It’s launching vampire drama “Warm Bodies” on Aug. 10 and Scott Derrickson suspenser “Sinister” on Aug 24. The minimajor has also moved “Step Up 4” forward two weeks from Aug. 10 to July 27, when it will launch against Fox’s comedy “Neighborhood Watch.”

“Bodies” will face competition from Warner’s political comedy “Rivals.” Sinister” will open against Sony’s “Premium Rush.”

Summit will open “Now You See Me,” starring Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg, on Jan. 18, 2013, and Gavin Hood sci-fier “Ender’s Game” two months later on March 15. “Now You See Me” will open against Disney’s “Monsters, Inc.” and Lionsgate’s “The Last Stand” while “Ender’s Game” will face competition from Warner’s “Arthur & Lancelot.”


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