Check out the latest update to the release date schedule:
- Legendary Pictures’ Untitled Michael Mann Project will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, January 16, 2015.
- Universal Pictures will release The Boy Next Door on Friday, January 23, 2015.
- Legendary Pictures’ Seventh Son will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on Friday, February 6, 2015.
- Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, released in 3D by Universal Pictures, will move from December 18, 2015 (which is currently occupied by a little film called Star Wars: Episode VII), to March 11, 2016.
- Universal Pictures will release The Mummy on Friday, April 22, 2016.
- Also, Warner Bros.’ This Is Where I Leave You will now open September 12, 2014.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
Director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and star Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) have set a dubious task for themselves: to reclaim the box office from Star Wars: Episode VII when their upcoming film Mission: Impossible 5 opens a week later. Paramount has set a release date of Christmas Day, 2015 for the spy thriller. Cruise will return to the fifth installment of the series to play Ethan Hunt; Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg are rumored to return but no official announcements have been made. Scripted by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), Mission: Impossible 5 reunites the director/star team-up of McQuarrie and Cruise from the surprise worldwide hit, Jack Reacher. Hit the jump for more.
This Tuesday has been renamed “Release Date Tuesday” since release dates for Hercules: The Legend Begins, the Fantastic Four reboot, the Assassin’s Creed adaptation, Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service, Susan Cooper and an untitled Vince Vaughn movie were all announced today. Add another big one to the list as 20th Century Fox pushed back Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel from July 3, 2015 to to July 1, 2016. For those of you who are old enough to remember the original, that’s almost 20 years to the day from its July 3, 1996 release. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the sequel’s plot also takes place two decades after the events of the first film. Hit the jump for more.
Today’s release date shuffle includes one new scheduling and one delay:
- The Giver – Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites and Alexander Skarsgard will open August 15, 2014.
- Grace of Monaco – Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Grace Kelly, starring Nicole Kidman, has been pushed out of this year’s major awards contention and will open in the spring of 2014.
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After Disney shuffled up their release date slate earlier today, we have a few more opening-day changes to report:
- Sex Tape – Sony/Columbia has bumped the Jake Kasdan comedy from July 2, 2014 back to July 18, 2014 in order to avoid box office conflicts with Melissa McCarthy’s road-trip laugher, Tammy.
- Addicted – Lionsgate has set a March 14, 2014 release date for this Bille Woodruff (Honey) drama.
- Jessabelle – Lionsgate has pushed the release date of Kevin Greutert’s horror-thriller back to August 29, 2014.
Hit the jump for more on each film.
If you were to pick a comic book character that would have to go head-to-head with Superman and Batman, would you choose Ant-Man? That’s the decision Marvel landed on as it has moved the Edgar Wright picture from a November 6, 2015 release to a summer release of July 31, 2015. This puts the pint-sized hero smack into the warpath of Batman vs. Superman, opening July 17, 2015. A bold move from Marvel, wouldn’t you say? Perhaps this means we’re also a couple of months closer to some casting news?
This makes four summer films for Disney in 2015 (Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pixar’s Inside Out and Pirates of the Caribbean 5), which makes it even more likely that Star Wars: Episode VII will be moving toward a Christmas 2015 release. It’s also worth noting that the previous release date would have had Ant-Man opening up against James Bond 24, which is not too box-office friendly either. The move doesn’t change how epic 2015 is going to be, but it does add a bit more tension to the summer box office race. (Via Deadline)
Although Independence Day director Roland Emmerich previously stated that star Will Smith wouldn’t be involved in the film’s sequel, in part for fear of him overshadowing the cast, it now looks as if the two are at least entering into talks. Perhaps the lackluster performances of some of Smith’s recent efforts have spurred him into dipping into the well of previous films, especially since he’s rumored to be involved in sequels to Hancock, Bad Boys and I, Robot. What’s one more?
Whether Smith is involved in the planned Independence Day sequel or not, Emmerich isn’t sure that the film will hit Fox’s target release date of summer 2015, saying it’s likely to open in summer of 2016. For those of you who like measuring your own time on this Earth relative to movie releases, that’s 20 years since the original debuted. Hit the jump for more, including a video with Emmerich himself and a bit about progress on the Stargate franchise reboot.
Universal Pictures has set the release dates for the following films:
- Dracula – Director Gary Shore’s origin story starring Luke Evans (Fast Six) in the title role will move from an August 8, 2014 release to an October 3, 2014 opening.
- Search Party – Scot Armstrong’s directorial debut starring Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller and Adam Pally opens September 12, 2014.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures, including the reason behind the Dracula delay.
Check out Disney’s adjusted release date schedule, along with an earlier release for an anticipated DreamWorks Animation sequel below:
- The Avengers: Age of Ultron is final title of previous “Marvel’s The Avengers Untitled Sequel” (previously announced 5/1/15 wide playdate is unchanged)
- Inside Out is final title of previous “The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind” (previously announced 6/19/15 wide playdate in 3D is unchanged)
- Phineas and Ferb is removed from Disney release schedule (from “2014 Undated”)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2* will open on June 13, 2014, moved up a week from June 20, 2014; Friday the 13th be damned!
- Warner Bros. sets Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe, for February 14, 2014.
Sony Pictures Classics has cast Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher into the awards race with a December 20th release date. Starring Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, the film explores their relationship with eccentric heir to the DuPont fortune, John du Pont (Steve Carell), an association which ultimately led to murder. Foxcatcher is based on Mark Schultz’s autobiography and also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. With that cast and Bennett Miller’s pedigree of Academy Award Best Picture-nominated features (Capote and Moneyball), Foxcatcher is definitely coming in with high expectations. Hit the jump to read the full details.
While the Paranormal Activity franchise won’t be fielding a 2013 release, they will be doubling down in 2014. Leading off the new year will be the Latino-centric spin-off, now titled Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which will open on January 3, 2014. The fifth installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise will once again occupy its lucrative Halloween spot with an October 24, 2014 release. There is no official confirmation of reshoots pushing back the release of Paranormal Activity 5 or even an announcement of the film’s director, but the notice of the release dates come as good news to fans of the low-budget/high-grossing horror series. Release date info comes courtesy of Exhibitor Relations.
Here are the latest release date shifts for the following pictures:
- The Seventh Son – This Warner Bros. fantasy-adventure follows mystical knight Father Gregory (Jeff Bridges) and his apprentice Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) on their quest to defeat the evil witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) and her followers. The movie is now expected to open January 17, 2014.
- Grudge Match – Peter Segal’s fight flick between aging boxers played by Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone will now open on December 25th.
- Romeo and Juliet – Relativity Media has pushed director Carlo Carlei’s Shakespeare adaptation back to an October 11th release date. Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Paul Giamatti star.
All release date info courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Here are today’s latest release dates:
- Lone Survivor – Though Peter Berg’s Navy SEAL thriller will open wide on January 10, 2014, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch, will open in an awards-qualifying limited release run on December 27th. (Via Deadline)
- Almanac – Michael Bay’s found-footage time-travel film directed by Dean Israelite, written by first-time writers Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan, and starring Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D’Elia will open one week later on February 28, 2014.
- Pompeii – Paul W.S. Anderson’s historical thriller starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Carrie-Anne Moss will now open one week earlier on February 21, 2014. The script was written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.
*Release date information for Almanac and Pompeii courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Here are the latest release dates for the following films:
- Oldboy – The Spike Lee-directed remake of Chan-wook Park’s revenge thriller stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, and will now open two weeks later on October 25th.
- Endless Love – Shana Feste’s remake of the 1981 film stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde. The picture will open on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014.
Release dates courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
One step forward, three steps back with these new release dates:
- Warner Bros. will push All You Need Is Kill, led by Tom Cruise, from March 7 to June 6, 2014.
- 300: Rise of an Empire will take its place on March 7, 2014, seven months after the planned August 2, 2013 release date. The original 300 was released on March 9, 2007.
- The Aubrey Plaza comedy The To-Do List is moving up from August 16 to July 26, 2013.
- Sony Animation is delaying Genndy Tartakovsky‘s animated Popeye movie to a date to be named later in 2015.
Hit the jump for more on each project.