Sony Pictures Entertainment has just taken a big step forward on a lot of forthcoming film releases, including ones we haven’t been completely sure about for some time.
According to Variety, they’ve assigned release dates to a staggering 16 different films, ranging from expected releases, projects that have been speculated about, along with newly realized ones. The full list of films and their release dates are below.
Money Monster – 4/8/16
The Shallows – 6/24/16
Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*
Patient Zero – 9/2/16
The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16
Underworld 5 – 10/21/16
Passengers – 12/21/16
Jumanji – 12/25/16
The Dark Tower – 1/13/17
Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17
Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17
Baby Driver – 3/17/17
Barbie – 6/2/17
Uncharted – 6/30/17*
The Lamb – 12/8/17
Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19
As you can see, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters has been advanced one week to a new release date of July 15th, while Sony is also going to introduce not one, but two new entries in the Bad Boys series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Another newly-minted release date is Christmas 2016 for an apparent remake of Jumanji, which originally starred Robin Williams in 1995 as a man who, as a boy, played a mysterious, magical board game that trapped him in its jungle world for decades. Sony has also labelled Underworld 5 with a release date, seemingly confirming that the new film will be a direct sequel to 2012’s Underworld Awakening instead of a reboot or spin-off.
Perhaps most interesting out of this lineup is that they have assigned a date to the first adaptation of author Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, as well as a date for the studio’s adaptation of the Uncharted game series featuring fortune hunter Nathan Drake from the PlayStation video game series. News on the Uncharted film has been few and far between, but this seemingly confirms that Sony sees the film as big enough to warrant a prime summer release date. The latest game in the series, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, is slated to arrive on PlayStation 4 next year.
It seems like Sony has a few big years ahead of it, reviving old franchises, launching new ones, and trying out some new things along the way. We’ll just have to see how these films pan out. For more on these releases as they develop further, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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