These days, it seems like every major movie studio has their own separate streaming service…but there is one exception. Sony Pictures has yet to even announce such a thing — which is weird, given their tendency to shamelessly chase trends. Not only that, they appear to have no interest in doing so, and today’s newly announced deal with Netflix seems to confirm that.
It’s about time, right? Everyone’s been wondering when the comic book character Jackpot was going to get her own movie. Well, that time may finally arrive, if Sony Pictures likes the script that comic book writer Marc Guggenheim is currently crafting for them.
People who hold money tend to be risk-averse, which is why most big-budgeted movies play it “safe” by using a familiar property. And some studios don’t really seem to care what is done with an ancient IP as long as it’s a pre-existing one. These circumstances have lined up to produce a horror film based on, bizarrely, the early 80s ABC TV series Fantasy Island.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was one of 2017’s best cinema surprises. Turning the 1990s action-adventure into a comedy farce, setting it IN the jungle instead of outside it, turning the board game into a Genesis cart….none of this should have worked, but the thing was hilarious and made a hefty profit from word of mouth alone. A sequel was immediately greenlit, and though it doesn’t shake things up as drastically as its predecessor, it still sports a couple of interesting twists.
The world has changed quite a bit in the forty years since Charlie’s Angels first became a hit. Yet they still pop up, over and over and over…no matter which decade it is, you will always meet three kickboxing karate-kicking women who follow the commands of a radio speaker.
Astro was picked up by Sony Pictures at Cannes, and now we know when the sci-fi creature feature will be out nationwide…the fifth of June.
Yesterday we wrote a newspost on the upcoming Cannes debut of Astro, a new sci-fi thriller from creators Asif Akbar and Bernard Selling. Today we’re pleased to report a new, much wider distribution deal has been made, and that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the movie on DVD this June — one month earlier than its previous deal with eOne and ITN Distribution, which was for July!
Out of nowhere, Sony Pictures announced (via Variety) that they now have a movie on their schedule based around the Spider-Man character Venom, and it’s penciled in to come out in less than two years — October 5, 2018 to be precise.
Is it time for another Robin Hood movie already? The last one starred Russell Crowe and came out in 2010. Seems a bit too early to hit the recycle button, but this is Sony Pictures we’re talking about, the company that would give us 15 SpiderMen in three years if they could.
Resident Evil is back in the news again, with both a new game (getting excellent reviews) and a new movie (getting less-than-excellent ones). Sony Pictures, the studio that’s bankrolled the series since 2002, doesn’t seem to be worried about the critics. They’re pointing out that the film franchise has now crossed the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales, making it the highest-grossing (video game related) movie series in Movieland.
Sony Pictures’ Don’t Breathe was considered the high point of the 2016 horror movie lineup — we’ve got two months to go, but anything topping it in this period is unlikely. Now it’s coming to Blu-Ray, DVD and cloud vapor, loaded with behind-the-scenes content and deleted scenes. To drum up hype, Sony has released one of these scenes on their YouTube channel.
According to a load of domain name registrations, we could be seeing an Assassin’s Creed film on the big screen before long.