Universal yanks James Marsden's 'The Loft' from release calendar

By Kyle Johnson,

Universal Pictures has pulled the James Marsden and Karl Urban film The Loft from the release calendar barely two months before it was set to hit theaters.

The thriller was set for an Aug. 29 theatrical release date, but there has been no word as to why it was yanked or when it will be released now, Deadline reports.

The film, which also stars Rhona Mitra, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet, was based upon a 2008 film out of Belgium directed by Eric Van Looy, who helmed the original. The Loft follows five married men who quietly share a penthouse for affairs and one day they stumble upon a dead woman and believe each other capable of murder.

In the empty Aug. 29 slot, Universal is bumping back As Above/So Below from Legendary Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The John Erick Dowdle-directed flick was originally set for Aug. 15.

The Loft is the second summer flick to be pulled from the release calendar, behind the much higher profile Jupiter Ascending at Warner Bros. The latest film from the Wachowskis was set for July 18 release date, but will now be out next February.

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