Bios, a new sci-fi film from director Miguel Sapochnik that stars Tom Hanks as a guy who builds a robot to watch over his dog (yes, really) is moving from April to August. The Universal Amblin Entertainment title was supposed to arrive in theaters on April 16 but will now arrive in August. The release date change is just the latest example of Hollywood studios trying to figure out when and where to release their new movies as the coronavirus pandemic continues to interfere with the traditional theatrical model.
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Jurassic World: Dominion will mark the end of the new trilogy that picked up where the Jurassic Park series left off. Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing and producing partner Derek Connolly envisioned an entire trilogy arc when they embarked on the first Jurassic World, and they’ll see it through to the end in 2022. However, Jurassic World: Dominion won’t just mark the end of the Jurassic World trilogy, but it will also act as celebration of the entire Jurassic Park franchise. Read More »
Doug Liman changed the game with The Bourne Identity. The director’s grounded vision for what many eventually came to see as “America’s James Bond” influenced action movies for years, and arguably still continues to do so. When James Bond was rebooted with Casino Royale and beyond, audiences and critics spotted an unmistakable Bourne influence. More inner conflict, more brutal hand-to-hand combat, and the gadgets and toys flew out the window. 007 became a spy in the modern world, similar to the tone Liman struck with his Robert Ludlum adaptation.
To this day, Liman doesn’t know how to feel about it.
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Universal was one of the first studios to shift gears on its biggest blockbuster last year when the pandemic hit, bumping its Fast and Furious sequel a full year down the calendar. Now that we’re into 2021, that means we’re closer than ever to finally seeing F9, and in a new interview, star/producer Vin Diesel teases the return of two major characters to the franchise, says Helen Mirren actually gets to get behind the wheel in this one, and more. Read More »
If you made a movie-related New Years resolution to catch up on some old horror classics, here’s some good news: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and several more classic Universal monster movies will be available to stream on YouTube for free later this month.
Find out when you can stream these titles – and when they’ll once again disappear like a bat on a foggy night.
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Talk about a demotion. The Boss Baby 2 will have to boss at a later date, thanks to a new release date move from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Which means fans of Alec Baldwin‘s fast-talking baby will need tp pencil in a new date to go to theaters. Read More »
Starting with 2002’s The Bourne Identity, the Jason Bourne film franchise not only provided a vibrant new cinematic spy saga, but redefined action filmmaking as we know it. And though he didn’t direct the first installment, director Paul Greengrass played a huge part in ushering in the style that would seep into mainstream action cinema by helming The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and returning years later for the underwhelming Jason Bourne.
But it seems like Greengrass’s Bourne days are behind him once and for all. Read his comments about the future of the Bourne franchise below. Read More »
The Millie Bobby Brown/Russo Brothers team-up that I’m sure someone, somewhere, was waiting for is finally happening. Universal just picked up the rights to The Electric State, a new sci-fi film that the Russos will direct and Brown will star in. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have worked with the Russos on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, are handling the script, which is based on the book by artist Simon Stålenhag. Stålenhag’s art also inspired the recent Amazon series Tales From the Loop.
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Jurassic World Aftermath takes you back to the island of Isla Nublar two years after the fall of Jurassic World and before the events of the sequel Fallen Kingdom. What starts as a mission to collect valuable information turns into a fight for your life as you find yourself stranded on the island and being hunted by velociraptors and dilophosauruses. Your only hope is to navigate the dilapidated remains of Jurassic World’s research facilities to gather confidential files in order to facilitate a rescue…if you can survive. Read More »
Florence Pugh is cleaning up at Hollywood. The rising star, who stole the show in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and is set to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Widow, has been cast in Universal’s Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, The Maid. Pugh will play, you guessed it, the maid.
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