Briefly: Warner Bros. just firmly planted their Oscar hopeful on the release schedule. They dated American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, for a limited release on Christmas Day. It’s the real life story of Navy SEAL and marksman Chris Kyle, which Steven Spielberg was once going to direct.
They’ve also shifted the release date of Guy Ritchie‘s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, from January 16, 2015 to August 14, 2015 and moved the Point Break remake up one week to July 31, 2015. Those two dates are interesting, especially based on the huge openings Disney and Paramount had on concurrent weekends in August. You have to think Warner Bros. is hoping for similar success. [Box Office Mojo]
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The November date in the poster above, for David Ayer‘s WWII tank squadron film Fury has been changed. But the good news is that the film’s date change isn’t a delay. Rather than opening the movie in November, Sony will now release Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, in October. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Though Robin Williams passed away this week, we’ll continue watching him onscreen for months to come. His death came in the midst of a busy time in his career, with some four films still awaiting release including Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
In addition, he’d been developing a sequel to Mrs. Doutbtfire that will likely be cancelled now that Williams is gone. Hit the jump for all the details on Williams’ unreleased projects.
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The biggest news this week came from Warner Bros, who gave release dates to ten upcoming DC Comics movies through 2020. Nine of those are untitled and the first, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will be out March 25, 2016. While untitled, we have a pretty good idea what a few of those movies are going to be. Justice League is a lock. Wonder Woman has a good shot. Shazam is a strong possibility and a few others.
Fortunately Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said some of the titles will officially be announced later this month. He also commented on the seemingly strange strategy of opening a massive blockbuster in March and teased that Justice League might follow Dawn of Justice quickly. Read about the potential Justice League release date and more below. Read More »
Earlier this week, Warner Bros flagged nine dates for future movies based on DC Comics properties. Now, over the next five and a half years, there are 10 DC Comics movies, 10 Marvel Studios movies, and 9 Marvel movies from Fox and Sony on the calendar. So I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.
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There’s trouble ahead for Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno. The film has been set for a September release, but Open Road has just taken the movie off its release calendar. But this isn’t the result of controversy or a problem with the film. No, this is the result of a business problem between the company that financed the movie, Worldview Entertainment, and the guy who used to lead Worldview. Roth’s movie is, like many of the characters in the film, just a victim of a bad situation. Read More »
Briefly: The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s follow up to This is the End, just got bumped back a few months. Originally scheduled for release October 18, it’ll now open Christmas Day.
The film stars Rogen and James Franco as entertainment journalists who land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and are asked by the U.S. Government to kill him. You can watch the trailer here and read more about the film soon.
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Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. is on a release date reserving spree. Just hours after they unveiled a schedule for all of its DC movies through 2020, the studio has also snapped up spots for two more Lego movies in 2018 and 2019.
That’s in addition to Ninjago, already dated for 2016, and The Lego Movie 2, which is set for 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
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