'Star Trek Beyond' has been pushed back by two weeks.

The forthcoming sci-fi movie, which was originally set to be released on July 8, 2016, won't hit cinema screens now until July 22, 2016 due to a delay in the shooting schedule.

The change of release date means the Paramount film will now go up against Warner Bros' 'King Arthur' and 'Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course' at the worldwide box office.

The delay comes just a month after Simon Pegg - who co-wrote the eagerly-awaited flick alongside Doug Jung - revealed he was rushed into penning the script.

He said previously about his tight set schedule: ''It's been a very truncated process because the timeframe was a lot shorter than we'd normally have. It's really forced us into action; you make use of the time you have.''

Meanwhile, Justin Lin will be taking over the directing duties from J.J. Abrams, who directed the 2009 and 2013 reboots, following his success on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise.

'Star Trek Beyond', which stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba, will mark the 50th anniversary of the hit US television show, which debuted on September 8, 1966.