Chris Hemsworth’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Release Delayed

Ron Howard maritime thriller moves from March to December 2015; Liam Neeson thriller moves up one month

Ron Howard‘s “In the Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth has been moved back eight months and will open on Dec. 11, 2015, it was announced Wednesday.

Howard directed the film, which Charles Leavitt adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick’s novel by the same name. “Sea” follows the doomed voyage of the whaling ship the Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale in 1820, leaving its crew stranded at sea for 90 days.

Ben Whishaw is on board to play Herman Melville, who would eventually go on to retell the tale in his own book, “Moby Dick.” Other cast members include Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland, Frank Dillane and Sam Keeley.

Warner Bros. has now scheduled the Liam Neeson thriller “Run All Night” in the film’s vacated Mar. 13 release date.

“Night” was previously set to hit theaters on an Apr. 17.