Sony Pictures said it will delay the release of sci-fi action feature 2012 from July 10 to November 13 in a move designed to maximize playability.

The film directed by Roland Emmerich will center on Mayan prophecies of apocalypse. The cast includes John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton.

We've had such success with the James Bond films in November that we wanted a big tentpole film in that slot this year. We've got so many films in the summer that this is the perfect answer to that, Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said Tuesday.