18 items from 2016
With production scheduled to begin this spring on Fast & Furious 8, this highly-anticipated sequel is expected to be yet another international affair. While the bulk of filming will take place in New York City and Atlanta, we reported earlier this month that this sequel is eyeing locations in Cuba for part of its shoot, which would make it the first major motion picture to shoot there in over 50 years. Today, Visir is reporting that the production is also gearing up for a shoot in Iceland. The news was confirmed by Regína Ásvaldsdóttir, mayor of Akranes, Iceland, which is, approximately 28 miles north of Reykjavík, who stating that shooting is expected to begin in April.
This report also claims that the Fast 8 crew plans on pulling off the biggest explosion ever seen in Iceland, although no specific story details were given. The production plans on shooting near the Akranes »
It was rumoured last year that Tom Cruise was in talks with Universal to star in their upcoming reboot of The Mummy, which is set to kick-start their Classic Monsters Shared Universe. Well, now it’s official.
Variety are reporting that Cruise has signed on for the picture, but will not serve as a producer as originally rumoured. However the outlet notes that he will play a major part in the movie’s development, and presumably the development of the future movies of the Shared Universe.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), The Mummy was set to be released in May 2017, but this has now been pushed back to June 9th, 2017. The script has been written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange). No details are known about it yet apart from that its »
- Luke Owen
We reported this a little while ago, but now it has been confirmed that Tom Cruise has officially signed on the dotted line to appear in Universal’s The Mummy reboot. Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella is also on board the project, which will be released in 2017.
The film will be the first in a series of new monster movies that will create a new ‘Monsters’ universe for the studio. Films featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman etc. are expected in the years to come.
Alex Kurtzman will direct the film for the studio, and it has a release date set for the 9th June, 2017. Shooting kicks off later this year…
Cruise will next be seen in Doug Liman’s Mena, and is currently shooting Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in New Orleans. He is then expected to start filming the next instalment in the Mission: Impossible series this summer, »
- Paul Heath
The Universal classic monsters movie universe looks like it’ll begin in 2017 now, with the confirmation that the reboot of The Mummy has its release date. The movie is set for release on June 9th 2017, and it’s set to introduce a collection of films that will bring Dracula, the Bride Of Frankenstein, Van Helsing and The Invisible Man back to our screens.
What’s more, those Tom Cruise rumours have turned out to be true.
Cruise will indeed be starring in the new movie, alongside Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella. The exact roles for each haven’t been confirmed yet, though. Boutella is expected to play The Mummy, though.
Universal, home of the most famous monsters in filmland, have hired a monster star for the studios' upcoming reboot of "The Mummy", part of a new 'shared monster universe' that will include 'Dracula', 'Wolfman' and a whole lot more:
Actor Tom Cruise has been confirmed for "The Mummy" reboot, opening June 9, 2017, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a screenplay by Jon Spaights, set in the modern era, with a female mummy (Sofia Boutella ) as the main female lead.
Other new films, to be developed by Kurtzman include reboots of "Dracula"...
..."The Invisible Man"...
...."Phantom Of The Opera"...
....and "Creature From The Black Lagoon"...
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- Michael Stevens
Last December reports emerged that Tom Cruise was circling the lead role in Universal's big reboot of The Mummy, only there was no official confirmation. Some reports said it was a total rumor, others said there was truth to it but that it was far from a done deal. Whatever the case was a month ago it has now become official: Tom Cruise will indeed star in The Mummy. Now that the paperwork is done to land the Mission: Impossible star a potential new franchise, The Mummy has also landed a new date. It was originally set for a March 24, 2017 release, but now it's moved out a few months to make the Cruise deal possible and will instead open on June 9, 2017. So here's what we know so far. Who's directing it? Alex Kurtzman will be calling the...
- Peter Hall
Last month, we reported that Universal Pictures had entered talks with both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella to star in their long-awaited Untitled Mummy Reboot. Today we have a new report from Variety, which reveals that both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella have officially signed on, with Universal Pictures also setting a new release date of June 9, 2017, pushing it up three months from March 24, 2017. This upcoming adventure will now go up against Paramount's World War Z 2 and Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Ascendant, while it would have only faced Lionsgate's Power Rangers in its old March 24, 2017 date.
No plot details have been confirmed yet, but the movie is set in present day, marking the first full adventure in Universal's shared monster universe. It was confirmed in 2014 that Dracula Untold's end credit scene, where Luke Evans' title character was seen in present day, serves as a prologue to the entire series, »
According to Collider, Cruise will indeed star in The Mummy along with Boutella, who made quite an impression as the slice-and-dice killer Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Neither of their roles have been revealed, but it's believed that Boutella will play The Mummy, with Cruise rumored to portray an ex-Navy Seal.
Originally slated to come out on March 24th, 2017, The Mummy is now set to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017—the same release date as World War Z 2.
Set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus), The Mummy will be the first of several new Universal Monster movies, with the studio having the ultimate goal of creating a shared cinematic universe including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, »
- Derek Anderson
Months ago it was reported Tom Cruise was in negotiations to headline Universal’s third recent attempt to revive their classic monsters. Now, it’s been confirmed Cruise will indeed star in director Alex Kurtzman‘s (People Like Us) remake of The Mummy. Having an actor of Cruise’s caliber involved probably played a hand in the studio’s decision to open the tentpole film in […]
- Jack Giroux
Conflicting reports may have raised question marks over Tom Cruise’s actual involvement in Universal’s upcoming The Mummy reboot, but today the studio has secured the Mission: Impossible stalwart for the monster movie with a new release date to boot.
Previously slated to open on March 24, 2017, Alex Kurtzman’s reimagining will now loom into theaters in all of its mythic glory on June 9, 2017. That’s almost a full year after the film’s original release date of June 24, 2016, which has been shuffled around as Universal maps out the formative entries into its budding ‘Universal Monsters’ shared universe.
Working from a script produced by Prometheus‘ Jon Spaihts, word is that The Mummy of 2017 will be set in the present day, tackling the ancient Egyptian lore from a different angle entirely than the Brendan Fraser-fronted adventure flicks. Much like previous reports had suggested, Spaihts and Kurtzman have selected a female »
- Michael Briers
When you're able to lock down a big star like Tom Cruise, you want to make sure you have prime real estate for your release. Case in point, Universal's reboot of The Mummy will now be released on June 9,2017 instead of March 24, 2017. Cruise will join Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout star Sofia Boutella (she's also starring in Star Trek Beyond) in the film. No details are currently known about the film expect that Boutella is playing the Mummy and Cruise will play an ex-Navy Seal. Alex Kurtzman directs from a script penned by Jon Spaights. With the Mummy shifting back, Summer 2017 is now filled with tentpoles, including World War Z 2, Kingsman 2, Wonder Woman, Uncharted, Spider-Man, War of the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Jumanji. Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Wolverine, Ghost in the »
With Tom Cruise officially signed on to The Mummy, Universal has pushed the release to June 9, 2017, from its initial March 24, 2017 date. Cruise was said to be in talks for the role, and now that is confirmed. The film will face off against Lionsgate/Summit’s The Divergent Series: Ascendant and Paramount’s World War Z 2 on the June 9, 2017 date. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) co-stars. Alex Kurtzman directs and produces. Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious… »
Pic was originally set to bow on Mar. 24, 2017.
The studio tapped Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a universe for Universal in which its classic monster movie library is front and center. Kurtzman is also on board to direct and will produce alongside Morgan as well as Sean Daniel.
Cruise isn’t expected to produce, but he will play a major part in development. Characters from the monster universe films are expected to crop up in each other »
- Justin Kroll
Universal Pictures has moved the release of The Mummy. The monster movie, which was originally scheduled to bow March 24, 2017, will now open on June 9 of that year. The next film in the Divergent series, Ascendant, and the sequel to Brad Pitt's World War Z also are slated to hit theaters on that date. The action-adventure will star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay penned by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Kurtzman will produce the project, along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel, with Bobby Cohen
- Mia Galuppo
Universal has pushed “The Mummy” remake starring Tom Cruise back 11 weeks, from its initial release on March 24, 2017 to June 9, 2017. Sofia Boutella joined the cast of the Alex Kurtzman-directed film in December. Unlike the previous films starring Brendan Fraser, the remake will be set in present day. Other plot details remain under wraps. Also Read: 'Star Trek 3' Actress Sofia Boutella to Play The Mummy Opposite Tom Cruise Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel will produce alongside Kurtzman. Jon Spaihts is writing the script. The film is set to be the first in a series of monster movies. The studio hopes to build a. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Universal Pictures has pushed back the release of its reboot of "The Mummy" by three months. Originally slated for March 24th 2017, it will now open June 9th of that year opposite "World War Z 2" and the final film in the "Divergent" series.
Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella are confirmed to star in the action-adventure which hopes to serve as the launching pad of a cinematic universe starring the classic Universal monsters line-up including Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein and Van Helsing.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Shortly before the release of Furious 7, franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that Fast & Furious 8 was already in the works, long before it was officially announced, and that the sequel will be set in New York City. Just a few weeks later, the actor confirmed that Fast & Furious 8 is actually happening, with Universal Pictures setting an April 14, 2017 release date. Today, the actor took to his Instagram page, releasing the first poster, which confirms the New York City setting.
After the Fast & Furious franchise started in Los Angeles with 2001's The Fast and the Furious, the beloved film series quickly became an international affair, with its sequels set in Miami, Tokyo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro and London. No plot details have surfaced yet, but Vin Diesel teased last year that Kurt Russell's Furious 7 character Mr. Nobody will play a key role in the sequel, which would start a new trilogy. »
Speaking at the CBS panel at the Television Critics Association this week, new CBS Entertainment president Glen Geller was asked about the plans for the new "Star Trek" series currently in development for their streaming service CBS All Access.
Geller reveals to Slashfilm that the new 'Trek' series was never developed for the broadcast network and that CBS' All Access is such a separate entity that he himself is not involved:
"It was always designed for a streaming service. I'm just thrilled we get to be part of the launch. We'll broadcast the launch. I'm not sure about the plans creatively for new characters. I don't have anything to do with it. It really is for All Access. While the network will be broadcasting the pilot, I actually can't answer any creative questions about it. I'm looking forward to seeing the new Star Trek. I think it's going to be an exciting project. »
- Garth Franklin
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