Following Warner Bros.’ move to push Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby from this December to next summer, Sony Pictures has also moved up Roland Emmerich’s White House Down more than four months from November 1, 2013 to June 28, 2013.
20th Century Fox’s The Internship and Universal’s R.I.P.D. are also scheduled for June 28.
White House Down stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King and concerns a para-military takeover of the White House.
The film has a similar theme as Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen, starring Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler. That project is about an ex-Secret Service agent who must defend the White House from terrorists, so Sony might be trying to hit theaters first.