Although he’s been making movies for over a decade, the past few years have seen Denis Villeneuve explode in the best possible way. The one-two punch of Enemy and Prisoners in 2013 firmly established him as a director with serious staying power. 2015’s Sicario only cemented him as one the most exciting filmmakers suddenly being handed larger budgets and given the chance to work with major actors. It’s no surprise that he was officially handed the keys to that long-gestating Blade Runner sequel – he’s the real deal.
However, Villeneuve has another science fiction film coming our way before he takes us back to the rainy, neon world of Replicants. We’ve been hearing interesting things about his new alien drama Story of Your Life for a few months now and it looks like Paramount is getting ready to finally start introducing this ambitious-sounding project to the world: it has a new title and a release date.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
A cappella fans are going to be left waiting a little bit longer for the Barden Bellas’ encore. Universal Pictures has delayed Pitch Perfect 3 by five months, moving it from summer 2017 to holiday 2017. That turns out to be good news for Regina Hall‘s new comedy Girl Trip, which will now take over Pitch Perfect 3‘s old spot.
Meanwhile over at Focus Features, Colin Trevorrow‘s follow-up to Jurassic World, Book of Henry, is now set to open this fall. Get details on the new Pitch Perfect 3 release date and more below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Earlier this year Disney staked out three more release dates for its live-action fairy tale series, and now we know what one of them will be. The studio has announced that Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to its 1964 classic Mary Poppins, will arrive December 25, 2018. As previously reported, Emily Blunt takes over the role of the practically perfect British nanny, while Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as a new character named Jack.
Along with that release date comes many new details about the story, so keep reading for all the latest on Mary Poppins Returns. Read More »
The Michael Bay-produced live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel hits theaters this week, and the early reviews say the film is better than the previous movie, if by just a little. Seems like Paramount Pictures might believe they have a box office hit on their hands, and today have announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be released in domestic IMAX Theaters for a one week special engagement beginning on Thursday June 2nd 2016 at 5pm. Read the whole press release, after the jump.
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It looks like Meg may have finally crawled its way out of development hell. An adaptation of Steve Alten‘s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror has been in the works for a long time now, but the budget, time and time again, has proved to be an issue. In 2007, millions of dollars were spent on Jan de Bont‘s (Speed) version of the project before New Line pulled the plug. Eli Roth recently ran into similar issues on Meg. After Roth had exited the project, Jon Turteltaub took over the film.
Once The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Cool Runnings director became attached to the adaptation, things began to look up for Meg, which landed the all-powerful Jason Statham and superstar Fan Bingbing (X-Men Days of Future Past) as its two leads.
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Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal isn’t ready to turn off the lights on its Insidious franchise. The studio revealed today that Insidious: Chapter 4 is coming in 2017, with Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) directing from a script by Leigh Whannell. Lin Shaye will return as parapsychologist Elise Rainier. Watch a cute little video featuring Shaye and Whannell’s official announcement below.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal’s upcoming slate just got a little bit spookier. The studio has locked down a 2019 release date for the third installment of its nascent Universal Monsters franchise, which kicks off in 2017 with a reboot of The Mummy and continues in 2018 with an as-yet-untitled film. In addition, they’ve also set aside a spring 2018 date for an unrelated R-rated comedy. Read More »
After releasing just four films in four decades, Terrence Malick suddenly became much more prolific starting with 2011’s Tree of Life. To the Wonder and Knight of Cups followed in quick succession, and Weightless should be coming along in the not-too-distant future.
Even as he’s picked up his pace, though, he’s taken his good sweet time with Voyage of Time, a documentary which aims to the entire story of the universe. And by “taken his good sweet time,” we mean this film has been in the works, off and on, for the past 30 years. But happily, it looks like we’re finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Voyage of Time has officially been set for a fall 2016 IMAX release. Read More »
We’re gonna be calling a whole new team of Ghostbusters this summer, as Paul Feig‘s reboot has Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones strapping on those proton packs for the very first time. But before we get there, perhaps you’d like to take a minute to look back at the old Ghostbusters team.
Fathom Events has announced the original Ghostbusters will be coming back to theaters for a special engagement in June. And if you’ll be in or around Brooklyn next month, you’re really in luck, as BBQ Films is hosting an immersive Ghostbusters screening experience inside a recreation of the Ghostbusters headquarters. Read More »