The Dark Tower Set As Part Of 16 New Additions To Sony’s 2016-17 Slate!

Ghostbusters Day 16
Ghostbusters Day 16

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.

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT DATES 16 FILMS FOR 2016 AND 2017 SLATES

CULVER CITY, Calif., August 5, 2015 – Sony Pictures Entertainment today unveiled release dates for 16 films for the studio’s 2016 and 2017 slates.

The additions compose a diverse, globally oriented mix of films, including new films with franchise potential (The Dark TowerUncharted, Patient Zero), established franchises (Bad Boys 3 and 4, Resident Evil, Underworld), adaptations of strong and beloved source material (The Magnificent Seven, Jumanji, Barbie), and daring original films (PassengersMoney MonsterThe ShallowsBaby DriverThe Lamb).

These films join numerous projects already on the studio’s slate, including Ghostbusters (which moves up one week to 7/15/16), the next Spider-Man film (7/28/17), The Equalizer 2 (9/29/17), Dan Brown’s Inferno (10/14/16), Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (11/11/16), and the animated Spider-Man film masterminded by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (7/20/18.)

The full list of films and their release dates added to the slate includes:

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows – 6/24/16

Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*

Patient Zero – 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16*

Underworld 5 – 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

Baby Driver – 3/17/17

Barbie – 6/2/17

Uncharted – 6/30/17*

The Lamb – 12/8/17

Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

*Previously slated films with new dates.

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