Blumhouse RSVPs September 2019 Date On Universal’s Schedule
Blumhouse, the genre studio that delivered two massive hits to Universal this year with Get Out and Split — to the tune of $529.3M off combined production budgets of $13.5M — has reserved September 6, 2019, for an untitled release. That’s the weekend after Labor Day, the same slot in which New Line’s It recently debuted and shattered B.O. records with a $123.4M start.
The studio’s next movie with Uni is Happy Death Day on October 13. Directed by Christopher Landon, the… Read
‘Let There Be Light’ Gets Release Date; Kevin Sorbo’s Faith-Based Film From Exec Producer Sean Hannity
Kevin Sorbo’s directorial debut, the faith-based feature Let There Be Light, has just gotten an October 27 theatrical release date from Atlas Distribution Co. The film was a family affair as Sorbo’s wife Sam Sorbo co-wrote the film and both star in it accompanied by their two sons. Sean Hannity (yes, Fox News) serves as an executive producer.
After suffering the traumatic loss of his youngest son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) loses faith and heads down a path… Read
SXSW Winner ‘Most Beautiful Island’ Gets Nov. Release From Orion & Samuel Goldwyn
UPDATED, 11:11 AM: Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have set a November 3 release date in select cities for the SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film Most Beautiful Island from filmmaker Ana Asensio. The psychological thriller was picked up this summer by Orion and Samuel Goldwyn Films. The weekend has a number of other films going into the marketplace during a that time including A24’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Rob Reiner’s LBJ, A Bad Mom’s Christmas from STX… Read
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Moves To Dec. 2019, Disney’s Christopher Robin Project Opens Next August
On the heels of J.J. Abrams taking over the directing reins of Star Wars: Episode IX, the final Skywalker family trilogy title will now open on Dec. 20, 2019 instead of May 24, 2019. This will certainly put in motion a domino effect as several studios will likely scurry to slot their pics over Memorial Day weekend 2019, and also move out of the way of Star Wars’ path as it barrels into December, 24 months from now.
The only other title that Episode IX leaves behind on… Read
‘Insidious’ Sequel Get New Title, Keeps Release Date
Universal Pictures has retitled the fourth chapter of its Insidious horror franchise. After two films about a couple whose son becomes a vessel for ghosts and a 2015 prequel, Insidious: The Last Key returns Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet — in her own family home.
Director Adam Robitel’s film is keeping its January 5 release date, after having been moved in April from the pre-Halloween… Read
BBC Earth Films Sends Family-Friendly ‘Earth’ Sequel To Theaters; Robert Redford Narrates
Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to Earth, which looks at the best the natural world has to offer in a single day, will be released in theaters nationwide on October 6, 2017 from BBC Earth Films. The family-friendly G-rated film is narrated by environmental activist and Hollywood legend Robert Redford. The film was directed by Richard Dale (The Human Body) and Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring).
Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up… Read
‘Robin Hood’ Origins Pic Trots To Fall 2018; Lionsgate Sets More Dates
Lionsgate released a number of release date changes this afternoon, chiefly that its Leonardo DiCaprio-produced Robin Hood will now open on September 21, 2018 in Imax versus the previous March 23 date next year. Robin Hood will be a destination for older guys with the only competition that weekend being Sony’s kid pic Goosebumps 2.
Peaky Blinders' Otto Bathurst directs Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Foxx (Little John), Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlett), Eve Hewson (Maid… Read
Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers Movie Gets Title
Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie finally has a title. Fox said today that the pic about the Washington Post's role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 will be called The Post. It officially was known as Untitled Steven Spielberg after earlier being titled The Papers.
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star as Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham alongside Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah… Read
‘Wasted!’ Trailer: Anthony Bourdain’s Food-For-Thought Docu Gets Release Date
Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste, the Tribeca-bowing documentary from Anthony Bourdain, will hit theaters October 13 day-and-date with a VOD bow. The pic comes from Neon's newly launched boutique label Super LTD, which made the docu its first acquisition. It unveiled its first trailer today.
The docu, through the perspectives of chefs like Bourdain, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, shows how they battle food waste — transforming what most people… Read
‘Destination Unknown’ Doc About Holocaust Survivors Picked Up By 7th Art Releasing
7 th Art Releasing has acquired and will release filmmaker Claire Ferguson's documentary Destination Unknown about survivors of the Holocaust. In their own words, the film traces the survivors’ journeys from the outbreak of war, through the misery of the ghettos, to the horrors of the concentration camps and how the survivors find light in the darkness as they survived the captivity and fear and began turning their lives around. 7th Art Releasing will release the film… Read
‘Mary Magdalene’ Sets Easter Weekend Debut; ‘The Current War’ Moves To Late November
The Weinstein Company has set Easter weekend 2018, March 30-April 1, for the release of Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene, while the distributor’s Toronto Film Festival world premiere The Current War will now debut November 24 instead of December 22.
Previously, Mary Magdalene was set for November 24. Both titles will receive a limited release.
Rooney Mara, who worked with Davis on the $140M-grossing Lion, stars as the title character in Mary Magdalene, the most legendary and… Read
‘Super Troopers 2’ Gets Release Date; ‘Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends’ Sets Cast, Emerald Coast Lands ‘The Misfit Tribe’– Film Briefs
Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2, the followup to 2001’s zany comedy from Broken Lizard, will arrive in theaters April 20, 2018. Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske are back as writers and stars with Chandrasekhar returning as the film’s director. In the installment, the Super Troopers–Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva — are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station when an international border… Read