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Sony has been trying to get a solo outing for Spider-Man’s nemesis off the ground for a decade. Can its next attempt benefit from the success of Deadpool and Wolverine?
If only Life, Sony’s forthcoming science-fiction thriller about the discovery of a dangerous new alien, really were a prequel to Venom, the studio’s latest attempt at bringing Spider-Man’s extraterrestrial nemesis back to the big screen. This tantalising fan theory – which cropped up on Reddit has been dismissed out of hand, but it goes to show how much of an appetite there is for the concept of shared universes and linked movies. 10 Cloverfield Lane got away with its slightly shonky sci-fi finale because the denouement proved it actually is a sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield (a third movie, God Particle, is set for release later this year), while M Night Shyamalan’s Split produced its own Omg moment »
- Ben Child
Yesterday, an eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted something very interesting in a recent TV spot for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Life. One seemingly random throwaway shot, featuring a number of New York City citizens looking up at something in the sky, was seemingly lifted from a shot that was originally filmed for Sony's 2007 superhero sequel Spider-Man 3, during a scene where Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man saves Bryce Dallas Howard's Gwen Stacy from being crushed by a crumbling building. While it's likely just a case of the studio using a random shot from their library to save money, this shot has also spawned a crazy fan theory that Life may actually be a prequel to the long discussed Venom spin-off.
This theory first surfaced on Reddit, claiming that Life could actually be a backdoor origin story for how the alien symbiote Venom come to Earth in the first place. Venom is actually featured in Spider-Man 3, »
Mark Harrison Mar 17, 2017
As Get Out arrives in UK cinemas off its hugely successful Us debut, we look at the growing hit factor that is Blumhouse...
This article contains spoilers for Split.
It feels as if the more expensive a film is, the fewer risks the studio will allow. There are perks to having a bigger budget, but often, a low budget either allows or forces filmmakers to be more creative. As tentpoles and franchise properties fill up the movie calendar, producer Jason Blum's company Blumhouse Productions has reintroduced a little risk into Hollywood with its tried-and-tested production model.
Blumhouse is primarily known for horror films, but they dabble in a number of different genres, producing independent films on budgets of no more than $10 million, and usually under $5m, and then distributing them through the studio system. They emerged with the massive success of the micro-budgeted Paranormal Activity series »
Next week, Sony Pictures will unveil its new sci-fi thriller Life, which features an all-star cast including Ryan Reynolds (who reunites with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on this film), Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. Last week, the studio released a new TV trailer, which featured one shot in particular that looked quite familiar to an eagle-eyed fan. As it turns out, this brief shot was seemingly recycled footage from Sony's 2007 superhero sequel Spider-Man 3! Say what?
A Reddit user named "toomuchsoull" spotted this shot, which comes at the 26-second mark of the Sony Pictures Canada TV spot below. The shot in question features a number of New Yorkers, who we can see from the shot before are assembled in Times Square, looking up in terror, presumably at something falling from the sky, likely caused by this terrifying alien. This Reddit user discovered that practically the exact same »
We’ll be the first to admit that we were among the many people who wrote off M. Night Shyamalan a long time ago, back when he was putting out duds like Lady in the Water and The Happening. What started off as a tremendously promising career took a sharp nosedive rather quickly and never fully recovered – until now. Starting in 2015 with The Visit, the director slowly but surely began to get back on a more positive track, one which eventually led to this year’s Split.
Starring James McAvoy, it was a huge hit for Shyamalan and has now put him back in the good graces of both critics and audiences alike. Not only that, but it’s paved the way for the long awaited Unbreakable 2, given that it featured a cameo from Bruce Willis’ David Dunn at the end, revealing that both films were set in the same universe. »
- Mark Cassidy
There’s no question what’s in Samuel L. Jackson’s wallet once you realize that the ubiquitous film star has been in practically every movie.
On Wednesday, Jackson — who is currently promoting Kong: Skull Island — partook in The Late Late Show With James Corden‘s signature “Role Call” segment, which enlists A-list talent to revisit their filmography via green-screen-enhanced reenactments all shot in one take.
In total, Jackson and Corden “recreated” scenes (or, in the case of his work as Nick Fury in the Marvel films, »
Turns out, Jackson’s characters are mostly foul-mouthed and often wield weapons.
When Corden attempted to impersonate Vin Diesel in XXX, Jackson broke character, laughing at the Brit’s impression.
“That’s your Vin Diesel?” Jackson asked laughing, getting Corden to repeat the line several times.
With more than 170 acting credits to his name, Jackson certainly keeps busy and is passionate about his work »
Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with Split, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein).
The frightening thriller Split delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. Split offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
Last year was a great year for horror fans. Between such films as Lights Out, Don’t Breathe, and Split, movie fans were reminded of the amazing impact a well told low-key horror flick can have. Additionally, it’s been a great couple years for M. Night Shyamalan, and the chops he brings to that genre. He first made his mark with one of his early films, The Sixth Sense, and before long, critics began to refer to him as the next Spielberg. We all know what happened next. He suffered a fall from grace that lasted over the course of several films — some so bad, that some wondered where all the promise went.
In 2015, he brought audiences The Visit, a solid found footage-type film that many saw as a trend in the right direction for him. Last year, Split came alone and blew audiences away. Not only was it a great concept, »
- Joseph Medina
You’ve gotta hand it to M. Night Shyamalan. Even despite the beating he’s taken from critics over the years, the director never threw in the towel and now, he’s in the midst of a pretty exciting comeback. His fortunes turned with the 2015 flick The Visit and with the recent release of Split, it seems that he’s fully back into the swing of things, currently gearing up to bring us the long awaited Unbreakable 2.
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of the director then, and if you’re itching to check out his most recent effort again, you’ll be pleased to know that the film, which has grossed an impressive $221.9 million worldwide and scored some of the best reviews of Shyamalan’s career, will be hitting Digital HD on April 4th and Blu-ray on April 18th. Of course, it’ll come packing several special features, »
- Mark Cassidy
James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan's thriller, Split, which lit up the box office upon its release is coming to blu-ray next month. Universal Pictures announced the home release today revealing when you can pick it up, and what features are coming on the disc. Come inside for all the details!
M. Night made his comeback well and truly known with the release of Split, which delighted critics and audiences the world over. If you missed out on the thriller, or simply want to watch it over and over, you'll get your chance on April 18th when it comes to blu-ray (or April 4th if you buy digitally):
Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with Split, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
The Beast can awaken in your living room, as Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash M. Night Shyamalan's Split on Digital HD on April 4th, followed by a Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release on April 18th, with special features including an alternate ending and deleted scenes.
Press Release: Universal City, California, March 1, 2017 – Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with Split, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein). The frightening thriller Split delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. »
- Derek Anderson
M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying something of a career resurgence right now. His last two films (The Visit and Split) did well critically and commercially, his TV drama Wayward Pines was well received, and his Unbreakable looks like it might finally get that long-awaited sequel. Next up on his to-do list for this year was supposed to be Tales from the […]
The post Watch: M. Night Shyamalan’s Unmade ‘Tales From the Crypt’ Promos appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
When M. Night Shyamalan’s Split arrived in theaters, it’s fair to say that audiences probably didn’t expect a whole lot from it. Fans of the director’s early work were in for quite a surprise though when it was revealed that the film actually took place in the same cinematic universe as Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis’ David Dunn even showing up near the end to tie it all together. With the origin story for James McAvoy’s villain now out of the way, it’s time to start looking ahead to what comes next, and according to the director himself, that’ll be Unbreakable 2 (or Split 2 – a title hasn’t been chosen yet).
Details on what the sequel will involve are scarce, as you can imagine, but we know that Shyamalan already has an outline ready and will be working with both Disney and Universal to bring his vision to life. »
- Mark Cassidy
After spending a handful of years in the doghouse due to churning out truly terrible movies like The Happening and The Last Airbender, it seems like director M. Night Shyamalan is back. His 2015 movie The Visit helped, but it is his most recent movie Split that has really healed his damaged reputation. Since Split 2 is probably going to happen, there are a lot of questions, given the big reveal at the end of the first movie. One of those questions has seemingly been answered, because it looks like Samuel L. Jackson will be involved in the sequel.
Fair warning, this article will contain spoilers for Split. The actor recently spoke with Collider about Split and his potential involvement in the sequel. He revealed that even he didn't know about the ending, in which, it was revealed that Split and Unbreakable take place in the same universe, via a cameo by »
Ladies and gentlemen, M. Night Shyamalan is back!
Man, does it feel good to say that. Words can’t express just how great it is to see one of this generations most promising filmmakers get back into the spotlight in a good way. Like many film lovers around my age, Shyamalan’s movies played a big part in shaping my personal identity as as cinephile and as a storyteller in general. So it broke my heart when he headed down the road to awfulness with some of his more recent films. But between 2015’s The Visit and the more recent Split, he’s officially back on the map.
Those who have seen the film know that it left things off in a particularly intriguing way — a way that you should Not allow to be spoiled if you have yet to see it. As such, we’re going to have to »
- Joseph Medina
We’re going to go ahead and assume that at this point, you’ve seen Split. And even if you haven’t, you’ve no doubt heard all about how it’s actually a lead-in for the long-awaited Unbreakable 2. That’s because Bruce Willis makes a surprise cameo at the end as David Dunn, the main character from one of M. Night Shyamalan’s most celebrated films, Unbreakable. It was a twist that no one saw coming but now it’s all people can talk about, and with good reason.
The director has already confirmed that he is indeed pushing ahead with Unbreakable 2 and is currently hard at work on it. But one has to wonder: Split was released by Universal, while Touchstone Pictures (owned by Disney) hold the rights to Unbreakable, so just how did M. Night get around all the red tape and receive permission to use Dunn in his film? »
- Mark Cassidy
Fresh off the success of his latest film, Split, M. Night Shyamalan is staying on the comeback train in fine style. And now it looks as if Split, at least in some form, will be receiving a sequel. A pretty big spoiler follows. You have been warned…
Speaking on Twitter on Sunday, the maverick director has said that he already has an outline for the potential film but remained coy as to exactly what it contains and how it connects to Split.
I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can't tell you what it is, but If you've seen #Split…
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 4, 2017
Split, which is the tale of a man with multiple personalities, has been doing very well for Shyamalan at the box office and returning him close to the stature he once enjoyed during his heyday with such films as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. »
- Samuel Brace
Warning: there be spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Split yet. M. Night Shyamalan's Split has turned into a genuine box office phenomenon, topping the charts for the third straight weekend. That in itself would no doubt prompt calls for a sequel, but the resolution of the movie suggested that writer/director Shyamalan had a followup in mind. As we've already reported, Kevin Wendle Crumb, the lead character in Split, was originally included in Shyamalan's script for Unbreakable, which introduced the heroic David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and the not-so-heroic Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as Mr. Glass. Shyamalan has acknowledged that he wants to make a third film in that cinematic universe and even told Entertainment Weekly about an outline he had...
- Peter Martin
The more M. Night Shyamalan talks continuing David Dunn’s (Bruce Willis) story, the happier we get. Just yesterday it was reported the writer-director completed his 11-page outline for his follow-up to Unbreakable. He’ll typically spend months and months on an outline, but now that his one for Unbreakable 2 is finished, he can begin writing his next movie. Shyamalan isn’t revealing too […]
- Jack Giroux
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