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Johnny Knoxville’s ‘Action Point’ Lands New Summer 2018 Release Date


Paramount also announced it is pushing back ‘The SpongeBob Movie’ by a year.

Johnny Knoxville is taking on Melissa McCarthy.

Paramount Pictures on Tuesday announced it is relocating Knoxville’s comedy, Action Point, from March 23, 2018, to summer. The film will now open May 11, opposite McCarthy’s Life of the Party, from New Line Cinema.

Action Park imagines what would happen if Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park. Tim Kirkby is directing from a script by Knoxville, John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky.

Knoxville’s Dickhouse Pictures previously collaborated with Paramount on the Jackass films — most recently, 2013’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which cost $15 million and grossed $152 million worldwide.

In its old date, Action Point would have opened opposite another Paramount film, the animated Sherlock Gnomes.

The studio also announced several other changes to its calendar, including pushing back the release of The SpongeBob Movie by a year, from Aug. 2, 2019, to July 31, 2020 (and removing an untitled Paramount/Nickelodeon film that was originally slated on the date in the process), and slotting an untitled animated pic for May 15, 2020.

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