Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has unveiled release dates for 16 upcoming movies, many of them high-profile titles, like the next two installments of the Bad Boys franchise. This announcement revealed the course the studio has planned through 2017.
An interesting mix of titles is headed to theaters in 2016, including:
- The Jodie Foster-directed thriller Money Monster, starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney (April 8)
- Adventure flick The Shallows (June 24)
- Paul Feig's female-centered Ghostbusters reboot (moving up one week to July 15)
- Zombie film Patient Zero, starring Natalie Dormer (September 2)
- Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven remake, which is moving to September 23
- Underworld 5 (October 21)
- The highly anticipated sci-fi romance Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (December 21)
- Jumanji (December 25)
Films set for 2017 include:
- The adaptation of the first book in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series (January 13
- Resident Evil 6 (January 27)
- Bad Boys 3 (February 7)
- Crime comedy Baby Driver (March 17)
- Live-action doll comedy Barbie (June 2)
- Action-adventure film Uncharted (moving to June 30)
- Animated movie The Lamb (December 8)
The only film mentioned for release beyond 2017 is Bad Boys 4, set to come out July 3, 2019.
Sony films previously announced to hit theaters during this same time frame include the untitled Spider-Man reboot, starring hot newcomer Tom Holland (July 28, 2017); sequel The Equalizer 2 (September 29, 2017); Dan Brown's Inferno (October 14, 2016); the Ang Lee-directed war dramedy Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (November 11, 2016); and the animated Spider-Man film from The Lego Movie franchise masterminds Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (July 20, 2018).
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