Add Venom to the growing list of major film releases to be postponed – but at least the sequel now has a title.
Will Smith – as Dr. Bennet Omalu – takes on the NFL in Sony Pictures’ Concussion. In theaters everywhere on December 25th.
Check out out the trailer following the jump.
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – the first in his series of Gunslinger novels – has been assigned a premiere date by Sony Pictures Entertainment: January 13, 2017.
The title is just one of sixteen films on the company’s slate for 2016-17 (and even edging as far into the future as 2019). Bad Boys is getting two sequels – Bad Boys 3 (March 17, 2017) and Bad Boys 4 (taking us into July 2019), while some other major titles include additions to the Resident Evil and Underworld franchises; reimaginings (The Magnificent Seven and Jumanji); the Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt two-hander, Passengers; and the video game adaptation Uncharted.
These films join the already announced Ghostbusters, Spider-Man (with Marvel involved), The Equalizer 2, Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and the animated Spider-Man feature from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
For the complete slate, follow the jump.
The Night Before is the new movie ‘from the guys who almost brought you The Interview’ – at least that’s what it says in the trailer.
Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have hung out every Christmas Eve since Ethan’s mother died on that night fourteen years ago. Now, with Isaac about to become a dad and Chris, an NFL star who’s just to famous to be hangin’ with them anymore, the three set out to have the maddest Christmas Eve ever before they end their tradition.
The Night Before’s first trailer is a red band one and very NSFW. It opens on November 25th.
If you prefer to check out movies in IMAX, you will want to know that Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk – the story of how French tightrope walker Philippe Petit crossed from one building to the other at the World Trade Center – will be released in IMAX 3D on September 30th, nine days before its wide release on October 9th.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit, in the Walk. Details follow the jump.
Phil Ford and Chris Miller, whose The Lego Movie was universally acclaimed, are tackling an animated Spider-Man film for Sony.
The announcement was made at CinemaCon this morning by the chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, Tom Rothman.
Ford and Miller will write and produce the film, which will exist independently of the continuing projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe. For more, follow the jump.
What would a James Bond movie be without stunning locations and terrifying situations?
The first behind-the-scenes video from the Spectre shoot has just been made available – from a set-up in the mountains of Austria. Very cool (in every respect). Check it out after the jump.
Spectre opens on November 6th.
A romantic comedy about a military contractor, his ex and the Air Force watchdog assigned to keep him out of trouble? Nope, it’s not based on a Nicholas Sparks novel (though it does star a few alumni of Sparks-based movies).
Aloha was written and directed by Cameron Crowe. The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray and John Krasinski. Check out the trailer after the jump – it looks like it deserves its A-list cast.
Aloha opens May 29th.
What if humanity’s last hope isn’t human? Meet Chappie.
From Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, Chappie premieres on March 6th. Chec out the new teaser after the jump.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is showing its admiration and respect for veterans and military personnel by providing free admission the its film Fury at select theaters.
Veterans and military personnel with appropriate identification will be given free admission to Fury all day tomorrow, November 11th. Follow the jump for details.
As part of the run up to the release of Annie, Sony Pictures Entertainment has become involved in helping support Turnaround Arts – a feature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Turnaround Arts helps provide arts resources to high-poverty schools which, in turn, helps those schools to keep up attendance and maintain the sir students’ interest in furthering their education.
As part of their collaboration, Sony is providing support and resources for schools whose students are putting on their own productions of the Broadway classic. Annie’s stars, Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis visited one such school, Northport Elementary, where Wallis said, “I was excited to visit the school today. We had so much fun and I’m glad that they are preparing for their own production of Annie. Every Annie can be different, which is one of the reasons why it is so great to be a part of.”
For more, follow the jump.