TWC Schedules ‘Paddington 2’ For Wide Release
The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films have just scheduled the sequel to Paddington for Jan. 12th of next year. The first film came out in the same time slot in January in 2015 and went onto make $268M worldwide, with about 71% of its gross coming from overseas audiences. Currently, there are a number of films set for the same weekend next year, which is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday but TWC steps into the date after Paramount Pictures’ animated family film Sherlock Gnome… Read
Paramount Nudges ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ To Later Release Date
Paramount Pictures is moving Sherlock Gnomes from its scheduled January 12 wide release date to March 23. The pic is a follow-up to 2011 animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet.
Johnny Depp is voicing the title character, with other stars including James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.
Sherlock now goes up against Paramount's Action Point, Fox's animated Anubis, Lionsgate/Summit's Robin Hood, Fox Searchlight's animated Isle of Dogs and Fox's untitled DWA/Blue Sky release.
The January 12… Read
Tyler Perry To Scare Up Laughs This October Again In ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’
Tyler Perry’s Madea is coming back on October 20 for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. The first Boo! marked Perry’s return to the screen as star-writer-director after a two year absence and he came back strong, beating Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on opening weekend, $28.5M to $22.9M. Boo! A Madea Halloween continued to play even after the holiday was over, grossing $75M worldwide off a $20M negative cost. The trick? Boo was able to attract a younger audience than… Read
Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’ Getting November Release From Electric Entertainment
UPDATED with release date info: Electric Entertainment has acquired North American rights to LBJ, director Rob Reiner's pic toplined by Woody Harrelson as the 36th President. The company has now set a November 10, 2017 bow for the pic, which premiered at Toronto and co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan and Michael Stahl-David.
It marks the latest release in Electric’s newly created domestic division, following the Tribeca pic The Bo… Read
A24 & Picturehouse Partner For ‘A Ghost Story’ UK Release
A24 is partnering with frequent collaborator Picturehouse Entertainment to release Sundance title A Ghost Story in the UK on August 11.
The film, a cosmic exploration of time, love and the essential human longing for meaning and connection, was directed by Pete's Dragon helmer David Lowery and stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Story follows a recently deceased ghost (Affleck) who returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara) only to find that in his… Read
Sony Pegs Release Dates For ‘The Nightingale’ And ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Sony has slotted in TriStar Pictures' The Nightingale, Columbia Pictures’ Charlie’s Angels and an untitled animated franchise pic to its release schedule. First up is The Nightingale, based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah about two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II. The picture, directed by Michelle MacLaren, will be released August 10, 2018, as ounterprogramming to Universal’s Scarface, Warner Bros.’ Meg and Paramount’s animated hopeful A… Read
Broad Green To Release ‘The Good Catholic’ In Select Theaters
Broad Green Pictures is releasing the first feature film from three year-old Indiana-based production company Pigasus Pictures with The Good Catholic. The romantic comedy will bow on September 8 in select theaters at the same time it his VOD. The Good Catholic, from writer/director Paul Shoulberg's follows a priest who suffers a crisis of faith when he falls for a young woman and is inspired on a true story — that of Shoulberg’s own family. His father, Donald (who has… Read
Universal Brands New Monster Movies As ‘Dark Universe’; Bill Condon’s ‘Bride Of Frankenstein’ Up Next In 2019 – Video
Universal Pictures’ relaunch of its classic monster movie characters, starting with the Tom Cruise feature The Mummy on June 9, will be known as the Dark Universe franchise.
In addition, the studio confirmed today what Deadline exclusively reported last month: Beauty and the Beast‘s Bill Condon is locked in to direct Bride of Frankenstein, which will be the next Dark Universe title following The Mummy, set for release on February 14, 2019 — a day that Uni already had… Read
‘Angry Birds 2’ Will Fly In 2019 With New Creative Team
Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment will launch The Angry Birds Movie 2 on September 20, 2019, a date that will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the original game about birds being flung at egg-stealing pigs.
This time around, the sequel will be directed by Disney and Sony Pictures Animation vet Thurop Van Orman (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time) and co-directed by John Rice (Rick and Morty, King of the Hill), who served as lead… Read
‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!’ On Universal Pictures’ 2018 Schedule
ABBA fans will unite … again. Ten years after the musical Mamma Mia! The Movie bowed at the nation’s theaters and ended up grossing $144.1M domestically, the gang is on its way baaaack! Universal says the original cast is expected to return, along with some new faces.
The original starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski. The new movie will be written and directed by Ol Parker, who penned Th… Read
IFC Films Picks Up Trudie Styler’s Feature Directing Debut ‘Freak Show’
Freak Show, Trudie Styler’s feature directorial debut, has been acquired by IFC Films for U.S. distribution. The film, based on the James St. James novel of the same name about a cross-dressing teen, first debuted in a sold out screening at the Berlin Film Festival and stars Alex Lawther (Imitation Game), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Bette Midler, and Abigail Breslin. The Works is handling foreign sales at Cannes.
The film, which also co-stars Anna Sophia Robb (T… Read
Nash Edgerton Film Starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron Gets Title, Release Date
Gringo is the new title of the Nash Edgerton dark comedy that stars Joel Edgerton, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron. The picture from Amazon Studios and STX is about a businessman (Oyelowo) who goes to Mexico and ends up crossing the line from citizen to criminal. It will drop into theaters on March 9, 2018.
The only other film slated for release on that date right now is Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time which stars Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Reese… Read