Universal Pictures just dated seven major upcoming releases including three in 2015. The biggest titles are Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which will hit regular and IMAX theaters October 16, 2015 and Pitch Perfect 2, which’ll be out May 15, 2015. There’s also Baltasar Kormákur‘s star-studded Everest on February 27, 2015 and the Platinum Dunes film Ouija on October 24 of this year. Read about all those and more below. Read More »
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Seth MacFarlane had already conquered TV when he released his feature debut, Ted, in 2012. The film was a smash, he went on to host the Oscars and while some are looking at 2015′s Ted 2 as the director’s next foray into the multiplex, he actually has a pretty huge film out this year.
It’s the western comedy called A Million Ways To Die In The West, which tells the story of a meek farmer (MacFarlane) who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who has an evil outlaw boyfriend. The cast is super impressive (Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris) and now you can see them all in character on eight different posters. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Riddick had a long, hard road to the big screen. The Chronicles of Riddick‘s poor box office performance left the very idea of a sequel in doubt, leaving Riddick stuck in development hell for a long, long time. Then, even once production got underway, they were hit by troubles.
Still, Vin Diesel and David Twohy refused to give up, and last year they were finally able to release the next chapter of their interplanetary saga. The film performed decently in theaters, but is apparently doing great on DVD. So much so, Diesel says, that Universal is eager to develop a sequel. Hit the jump to watch his announcement, complete with dancing and lip-synching to Katy Perry and Beyoncé. (Really.)
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Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ron Howard let slip earlier this month that Chris Pratt had been set for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World, months after he was first rumored. Now we have another confirmation, this time straight from the actor’s lips.
“I’m thrilled about it,” said Pratt of his casting. His excitement apparently stems from a long-term affection for the franchise — he called the first film “my Star Wars.” Hit the jump to learn more about his high-profile new gig.
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Aca-awesome! Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 hit, is scheduled for release in 2015 and a director has just signed on to take the reigns. It’s none other than Elizabeth Banks, the actress who co-starred and produced the original film. The sequel will mark Banks’ feature directorial debut. Read More »
That’s a glimpse, above, at the first official look at Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie is now under way with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively. Film Music Reporter recently reported that Danny Elfman will do the score, which could add a tone of odd pleasure (ahem) to the picture.
See the full image below. It doesn’t really portend much on the sexual front, but there are some quotes for that angle, too. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The folks that created the Minions are preparing to bring you another adventure involving adorable animated critters. Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) have joined the voice cast of an untitled Universal Studios / Illumination Entertainment picture about pets in New York City.
At the helm are Chris Renaud, who co-directed both Despicable Me movies, and Yarrow Cheney, who co-directed the adorable Minion mini-movie “Puppy.” Seriously, if you still haven’t seen that short, do so. It’s the cutest thing I saw all last year. Hit the jump for more details on their new project.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Jason Blum made a heck of a lot of money for Universal last summer. His film The Purge cost just $3 million to make and raked in nearly $90 million at the global box office. Nevertheless, Universal apparently isn’t feeling too great about his next project for the studio. Universal has scrapped plans to release Joe Carnahan‘s Stretch, just two months before it was set to open. Hit the jump to find out why.
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