Paramount has decided to release the new Star Trek film in May 2009 instead of the previously announced date of Christmas 2008.
Paramount has said that the shift is not due to script or talent problems, but rather that the film has a better chance at the box office next summer than it would have this holiday season.
This could be a good thing. The film is currently nearing completion of the filming stage. The shift will allow for much more post-production time.
This could also be bad news, because now Star Trek will come out 2 weeks after the new X Men film.
Good or bad news? You decide.