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Now Marvel and Sony are teaming up on the future of big screen Spider-Man, lots of questions spring up. So we try to answer them.
In case you haven't heard the news, Sony and Marvel jointly announced yesterday that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel cinematic universe. Here are the facts:
* The deal will begin with Spider-Man appearing in at least one McU movie before 2017.
* In 2017, Spider-Man will get a new film, co-helmed by Marvel and Sony.
Those statements aren't much, but they leave us with a lot of questions to answer. And here are our attempts to answer them.
How has this happened?
As astonishing as this move seems, there's a certain amount of inevitability to it. The studios might like to spin it as a creative decision, but like everything in Hollywood, it's all about the money. If you look at the box office numbers for the five Spider-Man movies Sony has produced, »
Paris– EuropaCorp, whose U.S. distribution venture Red recently launched, will present a robust slate of English-language movies at the European Film Market.
The company will start pre-sales on an untitled Kawasaki project penned by Allison Burnett. The film, whose cast has not yet been unveiled, will turn on a man who devises a plan to save his gravely ill daughter at all costs, even his own life.
EuropaCorp, which just hit a home run with “Taken 3″ ($244 million worldwide so far), will also kick off three new movies in pre-production: Farren Blackburn’s (“Luther”) “Shut In” with Naomi Watts, Barry Sonnenfeld’s (“Men in Black”) “Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (pictured above) and Daniel Barber’s (“The Keeping Room”) “Underground.”
“Shut In” stars Watts as a widowed child psychologist who works from her home in rural New England and faces a terrifying winter storm. Lava Bear Films and Transfilm International are co-producing. »
- Elsa Keslassy
In response, The Weinstein Company has now slotted in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" for that July 31st release date. Coming off his emaciated look in "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal buffed up for "Southpaw" which deals with a middleweight boxing champion who struggles after he experiences a personal tragedy.
The move offers something one normally doesn't get in the middle of summer - a serious, dramatic piece targeting adults. A welcome move though in some quarters.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
Paramount Pictures has pushed its spy comedy Grimsby from its originally-slated July 31, 2015 release date to February 26, 2016. The spy comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen was set to go up against Warner Bros. Point Break remake, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw on July 31, 2015. Now it will face Paramount's Ben-Hur remake next winter.
Grimsby centers on a British secret agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown with his dim-witted soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Penélope Cruz also stars as a benevolent corporate leader who is hiding a secret. Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas and Isla Fisher round out the supporting cast.
Mind bending heist movie Now You See Me was a lot of fun, and next year will see director John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Relatiation) taking over from Louis Leterrier for another adventure with The Four Horsemen for the aptly titled The Second Act. Filming is currently taking place in London, and Fandango have released the first image of the cast, featuring returning cast members Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Micheal Caine side by side with newcomers Lizzy Caplan (taking over from Isla Fisher who had to step down due to pregnancy) and Daniel Radcliffe, as the son of Michael Caine's villain. Check it out below. Released: June 10th 2016 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
5 items from 2015
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