Sony Pictures certainly has a busy couple of years ahead of it. Ardent believers of the motto, “Go big or go home,” the studio recently released its charter through 2017, officially dating at least 16 movies. And it reads like any fans’ Christmas list, with dates for “Ghostbusters,” “Bad Boys 3,” “Jumanji” and “The Dark Tower.” Read on to find out more.
Perhaps emulating the Marvel Studio’s model, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman spoke to The Hollywood Reporter recently about a whole host of movies they are making up to 2018.
For Sony Pictures, 2016 starts with the Jodie Foster directorial vehicle, “Money Monster” hitting the theaters on April 8. The movie, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, is a true-life thriller about a viewer taking a TV personality hostage.
Following this, is “Shallows,” releasing on June 24. And close at its heels, is Paul Feig’s all female “Ghostbusters” on July 15. Starring, among others, are Saturday Night Life actor Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and the hilarious Mellissa McCarthy. The new “Ghostbusters” is a reboot of the 1984 classic.
Sept. 2 sees the “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith stumbling through a zombie apocalypse in “Patient Zero.” And later that month on Sept. 26, we have Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magificent Seven,” based on Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai.” The film features an all star ensemble cast including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Just before Christmas we have our favorite dinosaur-tamer Chris Pratt and our favorite mutant Jennifer Lawrence in the sci-fi movie, “Passengers,” out on Dec. 21. And then, for Christmas, Sony is giving us the much-awaited reboot for “Jumanji.”
2017 sees the release of a whole host of big movies: “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” on Jan. 27, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” on March 17, “Barbie” (June 2), video game adaptation of “Uncharted” (June 30), and “The Lamb” (Dec. 8).
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are also coming to get you: with “Bad Boys 3” on Feb. 17, 2017 followed by “Bad Boys 4” on July 3, 2019. And finally, we have the long in the works adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic fantasy gunslinger saga, “The Dark Tower,” coming on Jan. 13, 2016.
Add to this roster are the following movies Sony has already announced: “Spider-Man” (July 28, 2017); “The Equalizer 2” (Sept. 29, 2017); Dan Brown’s “Inferno” (Oct. 14, 2016); Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Nov. 11, 2016); and the animated “Spider-Man” film (July 20, 2018). That gives us a total of 16 movies from Sony, enough to keep us entertained for the next three years.
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