Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the bloody and bullied telekinetic teen, has been moved out of the (thematically relevant) prom season and into the (also thematically relevant) Halloween season. Wrapped last September, the film was originally slated for release on March 15, but the MGM/Screen Gems production has been pushed back seven months to Oct. 18 to better capitalize on the pre-holiday horror season. That gives it a week’s head-start on the other major horror release, the now-annual shaky-cam spookery of Paranormal Activity 5.
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Fifth time’s the charm?
Though Paranormal Activity 4 underperformed with critics, with audiences — who gave it a “C,” according to CinemaScore — and at the box office, another installment of the found-footage franchise was inevitable. Earlier this fall, Paramount announced that Paranormal Activity 5 would bow sometime next October, and that a Spanish PA spinoff was in the works as well. Though the studio hasn’t released any more information about Actividad Sobrenatural, it did just reveal that PA 5 will arrive in theaters just in time for Halloween — on October 25, 2013, to be precise.
Could this be the final English language Paranormal Activity film? READ FULL STORY
Get ready for another movie that will make you afraid of your house’s every bump, creak, and clank. Haunted house movie Insidious is getting a sequel.
The horror flick was a box office success when it opened in April 2011: It was made for a reported $1.5 million and grossed $97 million worldwide. For the sequel, titled Insidious Chapter 2, James Wan and Leigh Whannell will return to direct and pen the screenplay, respectively.
[Spoiler alert for anyone who doesn't want to know who didn't die in the first movie.]
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Audiences will have to wait a little bit longer to make it to Elysium.
EW has confirmed that Sony Pictures has pushed director Neill Blomkamp’s ambitious science fiction thriller — named after a space station for the ultra-wealthy that orbits a poverty stricken and pollution-choked Earth — from its initial March 1, 2013 release date to Aug. 9, 2013. That is roughly the same weekend that Sony released Blomkamp’s District 9, and suggests the studio is keen on giving the film, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, a wider platform (and, perhaps, a second go ’round at San Diego Comic-Con).
The move meant that Sony had to find a new release date for its remake of Robocop, which had been set for the Aug. 9, 2013 date. READ FULL STORY
Just how big of a hit was Ted?
Well, short answer… huuuuuuuuuuuge.
Since opening in late June, the $50 million-budgeted R-rated comedy has grossed more than $450 million worldwide. Its onscreen leading man has proven he’s not only a “tough guy,” but a deft comic who can scrap with either Will Ferrell — in 2010’s The Other Guys — or a foul-mouthed teddy bear. And its offscreen leading man, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, is hosting the Oscars. So, long answer to, “How big of a hit was Ted?: Friggin’ huuuuuuuuuuuge.
But before the inevitable sequel, before the Oscars… heck before the season finale of The Cleveland Show, Ted is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. Universal officially announced today that the year’s No. 1 comedy will be released on Dec. 11 (with the rare extended unrated version that might actually deliver the naughty.)
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The film is one of two projects centering on Alfred Hitchcock — the other being HBO’s The Girl. Hitchcock stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary filmmaker, with Scarlett Johansson playing actress Janet Leigh. Based on Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, the movie offers a behind-the-scenes look at the horror film.
Psycho has long been shrouded in controversy due to its then-unprecedented depiction of sexuality and violence. In addition, its legacy has been marred by rumors that a body double was used for Leigh’s infamous shower scene, though Leigh has insisted that she was in the scene the entire time.
By setting a 2012 release date, the movie is effectively tossing its hat into the Oscar race. Hopkins is the most likely cast member to secure a nomination for his portrayal of the quirky director, but Helen Mirren — who plays Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville — could also be a contender.
Hitchcock also stars Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg and James D’Arcy.
Get ready for a Misérables holiday season.
The release date for Tom Hooper’s big screen musical adaptation of Les Misérables has been moved from Dec. 14 to Dec. 25 to make it a very merry Christmas for all. The film, which is based on both the musical and Victor Hugo novel of the same name, features a strong ensemble cast that includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine.
Set during the 19th century, Les Misérables tells the story of the prisoner Valjean, who has been on the run for decades from Javert. When Fantine asks Valjean to take care of her daughter, all of their lives are irrevocably altered.
Les Misérables will now open opposite Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
One of the biggest surprises at this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con was the announcement that Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures had formally greenlighted a reboot of the venerable monster movie franchise Godzilla, with a little-known director, Gareth Edwards (the British indie Monsters), at the helm. Today, the studios announced that Edwards’ self-professed “grounded [and] realistic” take on the fire-breathing giant lizard is set to sweep into multiplexes on May 16, 2014.
The statement also officially credited the film’s screenplay to David Callaham (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), and newcomer Max Borenstein. It also noted that the film “is expected to be presented in 3-D,” though it did not specify if the film would be shot natively in the format, or converted in post-production.
No casting was revealed.
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If you’re keen on seeing Brad Pitt step into the dark side as a lethal mob enforcer in Killing Them Softly — and, really, who doesn’t want to see Pitt get a little dirty? — you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
EW has confirmed that the Weinstein Company has pushed the crime drama, which reunites Pitt with director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), from its Oct. 19 release date to Nov. 30. (Deadline first broke the story.) The move pits the film against The Frozen Ground, a true crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack (instead of Alex Cross and Paranormal Activity 4, which open Oct. 19), and also places Pitt more firmly in the thick of the Oscar season. It’s also a bit of a risk; typically, the weekend after Thanksgiving faces a roughly 50 percent drop off in box office receipts.
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