Fans anticipating the release of Steve Martin's PINK PANTHER remake will have to wait a little bit longer - its release date has been pushed back until next year (06).

The Pink Panther was scheduled for a summer (05) release, before being put back and then pushed forward again, with Sony bosses finally settling on 5 August (05) for the US opening night.

But now bosses have decided to unveil the film on 10 February (06), in the hope its box office revenue will match HITCH and 50 FIRST DATES, which both debuted for Sony around Valentine's Day (14FEB).

Distribution president RORY BRUER says the movie will give the studio a chance to develop its marketing campaign.

The film also stars Beyonce Knowles, Jean Reno and Kevin Kline.

07/06/2005 21:42