"Step Up" fans rejoice: The fourth installment of the successful franchise will be released two weeks sooner than originally planned, Summit Entertainment announced Tuesday.
Instead of releasing "Step Up 4," Scott Speer's Miami-based dance movie, on Aug. 10, 2012, Summit will put the movie in theaters on July 27, 2012.
The studio announced five other release dates, as well:
>> "Warm Bodies": Aug. 10, 2012.
>> "Sinister": Aug. 24, 2012.
>> "Now You See Me": Jan. 18, 2013.
>> "Ender's Game": March 15, 2013.
>> "Red 2": Aug. 2, 2013.
The three previous "Step Up" movies have grossed a total of nearly $425 million worldwide."
"Step Up 4," starring Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman (left) and Stephan Boss, is about Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, who goes to Miami to become a dancer. She falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads his own dance crew in elaborate flash mobs. Together, Emily and Sean protest against Emily's father, who threatens to develop Sean's historic neighborhood.
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"Warm Bodies" is about what happens when a zombie rescues a girl from other zombies — and then the two fall in love. Jonathan Levine ("The Wackness") directed the movie, which stars Nicolas Hoult and Theresa Palmer.
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"Sinister" is about a crime novelist who discovers a box of home videos that show other families being murdered — only to find that a supernatural entity may be placing his own family in harm's way. Sony releases its thriller "Premium Rush" the same day.
"Now You See Me" is about a crack FBI squad that goes after a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo. Louis Leterrier directs.
"Ender's Game" is about a young boy who, as it turns out, is a brilliant military strategist and thus is humanity's only hope to beat a race of aliens that nearly destroyed Earth in an earlier war. The movie, directed by Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), is based on Orson Scott Card's bestseller.