Sony delays Roland Emmerich's 2012 to November

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Sony is pushing back the release of Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic sci-fi movie 2012 to Nov. 13 from July 10, Variety reported; the new date is the same the studio used to launch the previous two James Bond films.

Sony already has a strong summer slate, which includes Angels and Demons (May 15).

Sony also has international distribution rights to McG's Terminator Salvation, which opens worldwide on May 22. Warner is releasing domestically.

Sony said 2012 would have been ready in time for July 10.

In its new date, the Emmerich movie goes up against Warner Brothers' Robert Downey Jr. vehicle Sherlock Holmes, which also opens Nov. 13, along with the 20th Century Fox family film Tooth Fairy.

Nov. 20 marks the debut of Planet 51 and the Twilight sequel, New Moon.