Joker Origin Pic With Joaquin Phoenix Gets 2019 Release From Warner Bros
Warner Bros has set October 4, 2019, for its Joker origins movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. Todd Phillips is directing and co-wrote the backstory tale of Batman’s archnemesis, which is described as a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale of a man disregarded by society who becomes the ultimate supervillain.
Co-scripted by Scott Silver (The Fighter), the untitled DC Universe film will do battle against Paramount’s sci-fi pic Gemini Man and Fox’s Amy… Read
Sony Moves Tarantino’s Manson Pic, Dates ‘Zombieland 2’ & ‘Little Women’
Sony has announced a slew of release dates and moves including shifting Quentin Tarantino‘s Manson Family-themed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ahead by two weeks to July 26, 2019. The studio also set the newly greenlighted Zombieland 2 for October 11, 2019, and will open Little Women on Christmas Day that year.
Meanwhile, Sony also said that White Boy Rick, the drug-themed drama starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey, now will open wide instead of the previously… Read
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Songwriter’ Gets A Trailer And Release Dates
Ed Sheeran's documentary Songwriter, which Apple Music acquired in a seven-figure deal before the film’s Tribeca Film Festival deal this spring, is getting ready to hit the stage. The film from Sheeran’s filmmaker cousin Murry Cummings that chronicles the making of his 2017 album Divide will hit theaters via Abramorama beginning August 17 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 24, followed by streaming exclusively on Apple Music on August… Read
‘Overlord’ Trailer Hits As Film Marches Out Of October To Early November
Paramount’s World War II horror movie Overlord will now open on November 9 instead of October 26. The swap comes as the studio released a trailer for the Bad Robot-produced, Julius Avery-directed pic, billed as “the story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.”
The move means the studio has a lot of faith in the movie, believing it has the grit to play through the competitive holiday period. That second weekend in November is when Paramount launched its… Read
Vivica A. Fox Drama ‘Kinky’ Sets Date With Patriot Releasing
Vivica A. Fox-starrer Kinky has been acquired by Patriot Releasing, part of the company’s plan to distribute 10 films a year that target African American women. Written and directed by Chocolate City helmer Jean Claude Lamarre, the film from Patriot Pictures will hit 300 screens October 12 and expand to 700 the following week.
The plot follows Dr. Joyce Richardson, a beautiful African American surgeon who begins a sexual journey with a billionaire investor. After a few… Read
Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ Eyes Fall Festival Run & Theatrical Release – Update
UPDATED with release date: Amazon Studios has designated November 9 as the official release date for Mike Leigh’s Peterloo. Among the pic’s major-studio limited competition is Sony’s Gary Hart pic The Front Runner.
PREVIOUS, April 26: Amazon Studios marketing and distribution boss Bob Berney revealed that Mike Leigh’s Peterloo will be making a play at the fall film festivals with an eye on a November theatrical release.
Pic follows the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British… Read
‘Greyhound’ Release Date Changes Again As Sony Moves Tom Hanks WWII Pic To March – Update
UPDATED, 2:23 PM: For the second time in a month, Sony Pictures has shifted the release date of its Tom Hanks World War II movie Greyhound. The Aaron Schneider-helmed film now will open March 22, after being moved from April 5 to February 8.
On its new new weekend, the Allies-vs.-U-boats film will take to the seas against Lionsgate’s romantic drama Five Feet Apart from CBS Films and Annapurna’s Richard Linklater dramedy Where’d You Go Bernadette.
PREVIOUSLY, May 31: Sony… Read
Focus Features Changes Dates For ‘Boy Erased’ & ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ In The Fall-Holiday Window
Focus Features is pushing Anonymous Content's Boy Erased from Sept. 28 to Nov. 2, a prime release date for awards season bait, while moving Participant Media's On the Basis of Sex from Nov. 9 to Dec. 25, limited, also an awards launch time.
Directed, written and produced by Joel Edgerton who also co-stars, Boy Erased follows 19-year old Jared (Lucas Hedges) who is outed to his Baptist pastor father (Russell Crowe) and mother (Nicole Kidman). He is faced with an… Read
‘Unbroken: Path To Redemption’ Moves Up Theatrical Release Date By A Month
Unbroken: Path To Redemption, the film that follows the second half of Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s life and covers the second half of the Laura Hillenbrand's New York Times‘ best-selling book, has moved up its theatrical release date to Sept. 14 from Oct. 6. By making the move, it takes the picture off the same weekend as Sony’s Venom and Warner Bros.’ A Star is Born and moves it to a weekend occupied by Moses and then the wider releases of Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor and… Read
‘The Prodigy’ To Be Released By Orion Pictures Next Year
The supernatural horror thriller The Prodigy (previously titled Descendant), will be released by Orion Pictures theatrically in the U.S. on Feb. 8, 2019. The film, which stars Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead), follows a mother who is concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior and starts to think that something supernatural may be affecting him.
The film was directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pac… Read
‘Missing Link’: Laika’s Zach Galifianakis-Hugh Jackman-Zoe Saldana Toon Gets Release Date From Annapurna
Missing Link has found its release date. Annapurna said today that the Laika toon starring Zach Galifianakis, Hugh Jackman, and Zoe Saldana will hit theaters on April 19.
Written and directed by Chris Butler, the plot follows Mr. Link (Galifianakis), the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who is the last living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry, the Missing Link. As species go, he couldn’t be more endangered; he’s the last of his kind and he’s lonely… Read
‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Sequel Gets Release Date, ‘Angry Birds 2’ To Fly A Week Earlier
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel and Angry Birds 2 have been dated for release by Sony. The Dwayne Johnson-starring comedy remake will drop now on Dec. 13, 2019. That puts Jumanji into the weekend after the highly anticipated family animated offering Frozen 2 and the weekend before another big movie: Star Wars: Episode IX.
Angry Birds 2 has been moved up for Sept. 6, 2019 from its previous date of Sept. 20, of the same year. That takes it to the same date now as the… Read