The untitled cybercrime thriller stars Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis, which is a good sign this film might make quite a bit of money.
The film only recently found a director in Andrews Muschietti, who helmed the Guillermo dl Toro-produced horror Mama earlier this year.
He’s a good choice, since the film will be embracing more of the classic horror elements in a modern day setting, but April really isn’t the time of year anyone wants to watch a dark and scary adventure flick, particularly one that reminds them of Brendan Fraser.
I guess that means this one will be drowning just as much in CGI as the previous iterations.
Not just sticking to tentpoles, Universal also assigned Michael Mann’s next project to a release on January 16, 2015.
Thanks to the ever-growing trend of setting distant theatrical release dates, many features change the weekend or even month they'll be released in several times before they actually hit theaters.
Universal is no stranger to that game of hot potato, as was clear today when it gave the Mummy reboot an opening date and shifted one of its upcoming efforts away from Star Wars: Episode VII, which was recently slotted on December 18, 2015.
Duncan Jones’ upcoming big budget video game adaptation Warcraft has been pushed from that pre-Christmas date back to March 11, 2016. Or just a strategic move to make sure the young director has enough time to finish with what will no doubt be a massive post-production undertaking? It’s unbelievable how many films are already slated to come out in 2016, but Legendary’s Warcraft is currently sitting alone on that March opening, a week after one of Disney’s next projects is planned to release.
Also set for 2016 is The Mummy, which is set for April 22.
I have no idea why they’re waiting over a year to release Seventh Son, and it kind of feels like they’re just dumping the latter trio of films bunched together in the late winter months to hide them from the world.