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Paramount Sets New Release Dates for Top Gun: Maverick, A Quiet Place 2 & SpongeBob 

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has adjusted the release dates of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, and A Quiet Place Part II. Top Gun: Maverick will now release on December 23 instead of June 24, pushing Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War to an unset release date. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will now debut on July 31 instead of May 22, and A Quiet Place Part II will now debut on September 4.

As of now, Top Gun: Maverick is now set to open against Universal’s The Croods 2 and Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry; The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will open against Lionsgate’s Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and A Quiet Place Part II will open against Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter.



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Disney Developing Live-Action Robin Hood Remake for Disney+




This one is considered one of Disney's minor entries, but I always liked it, specially because I watched it countless times on VHS when I was 5, 6.

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Robin Hood is a fun sort of story.


Odd that they'd have live action with animal main characters though.

And still being a musical...?


I suppose they do need to make it DISNEY's Robin Hood since, of course, there have been a gazillion ordinary live action versions already.

And good ones too...

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‘Soul’: Disney Moves Pixar Theatrical Release In Wake Of Distribution Cuts & COVID-19 Pandemic


Disney is pushing their Pixar feature Soul from June 19 to Nov. 20, the Thanksgiving holiday period where their animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon was originally scheduled to open. Technically that pic was to go on Nov. 25, and now Raya and the Last Dragon moves to March 12, 2021.


That early March period is where Disney has capitalized on spring breaks, with the launches of Zootopia, Captain Marvel and recently Pixar’s Onward, which many believed had an opening weekend that was partially slowed by being lackluster fare, partially the early worries of COVID-19 among moviegoers.


Soul, directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, follows a musician who has lost his passion for music and is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself. Nov. 20 is the pre-Thanksgiving period, exactly where Disney launched Frozen 2, last year. Right now that’s a crowed period with Warner Bros./Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong, Sony’s Kevin Hart comedy The Man From Toronto (which many think will move), and an untitled Amblin feature from Universal. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving will bring MGM’s No Time to Die, Warner Bros. tennis drama King Richard with Will Smith, and Sony’s Kristen Stewart comedy The Happiest Season (which has been shot and is in post).


Raya and the Last Dragon is directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. Pic’s logline: In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.


Exhibition bookers were abuzz last week concerned about Disney furloughs hitting distribution, and who would actually be putting Soul into movie theaters at the studio. Disney is betting that theaters aren’t back up and running in full until late July by their own watch. Know that for an event film to come back, many industry sources believe that the New York City metro area, which is a huge market for box office, is required to be back up and running.


This is what the summer theatrical release slate looks like now:


June 19

Fatale (LG)

The King of Staten Island (Uni)


July 3

No pics dated — open opportunity for a studio to fill


July 10

Untitled Purge (Uni)


July 17

Tenet (WB)


July 24

Mulan (Dis)

Come Play (Focus)


July 31

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run (Par)

Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar (LG)


August 7

Empty Man (20th/Dis)

Infinite (Par)


August 14

Wonder Woman 1984 (WB)

The One and Only Ivan (Dis)

Nobody (Uni)


August 21

Let Him Go (Foc)

Bill & Ted Face the Music (UAR)

Untitled Fred Hampton project (WB)


August 28

Hitman’s Bodyguard Part 2 (LG)

Spell (Par)


Sept 4 – Labor Day weekend

The Beatles: Get Back (Dis)

Monster Hunter (Sony)

A Quiet Place Part II (Par)

Unhinged (Solstice)



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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Opening In Pre-Thanksgiving Period 2021; ‘Tomorrow War’ Eyes Next Summer: Paramount Release Date Changes

Paramount has just made a few 2021 and 2022 release date changes with news that Mission: Impossible 7 will now open on Nov. 19, 2021 instead of July 23 next year. The Tom Cruise production was arguably the first Hollywood production to be halted out of safety due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with production completely stopped in Venice, Italy earlier this spring.

On its new date, M:I 7 will face off with an untitled Disney live-action movie and Warner Bros. Will Smith drama King Richard. 

The Melrose Ave. studio has set Mission: Impossible 8, also a Skydance co-production, to open Nov. 4, 2022, instead of Aug. 5, 2022. Currently on that Nov. 4 date is Shazam 2 from Warner Bros. and a Disney live-action untitled pic. Someone is going to have to move at some point down the road.

Paramount’s other Skydance co-production, the Chris Pratt sci-fi movie The Tomorrow War, which moved from this year’s Christmas to being undated for a bit is now scheduled for July 23, 2021. Tomorrow War is the only wide entry currently scheduled on its new date.

The studio’s distribution of animated pic Paw Patrol, based on the hit kids’ series, is dated for Aug 20, 2021, again, the only wide entry on the marquee for that period at this time.

Their reboot of Dungeons & Dragon, previously scheduled for Nov. 19, 2021 (wide), heads to May 27, 2022, Memorial Day weekend. There’s currently an untitled Disney live-action title on that spot now.

And the Mark Tonderai-directed horror thriller, Spell, which was originally scheduled for Aug. 28 of this year, is now unset for the time being.


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Stallone Claims DEMOLITION MAN 2 Is In The Works


Let’s finally get to the bottom of this seashell business.

If you’re not following Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram account, you are missing out on an embarrassment of riches, in which Stallone offers a wealth of unguarded, cheesy old dad moments. Right now is a particularly good time as he’s taken to long quarantine videos in which he answers questions from fans (written long-hand on legal pads, natch).

A lot of this ends up being stuff we’ve all heard before, but every once in a while there is a nugget of new information. Yesterday had a big one. You can watch the whole thing below:

If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, at about the 5:40 mark, someone asks if there is going to be “another DEMO MAN”, to which he claims they are working on it right now with Warner Bros. and it’s “looking fantastic”.

Obviously, this is one of those things that could fall apart at any moment. I do not look forward to DEMOLITION MAN 2 with great confidence. But let’s say it does happen. I would be very very into that. For one thing, the first DEMOLITION MAN offered a rich world that is more applicable in 2020 than it was in 1993. Furthermore, that world was only barely explored in the first film, and I would love to see more of it via the eyes of an aged John Spartan. Since I assume Simon Phoenix will remain dead, there’s rich opportunity for a new villain to disrupt the status quo from within. Now I’m getting excited and will have a script to you by Wednesday.

Honestly, this is probably not going to happen. Stallone also cops to writing a book that probably won’t happen and working on a ROCKY sequel that probably won’t happen. But every once in a while, one of these things does actually happen, and what the heck, why not a DEMOLITION MAN sequel 30 years after the first one came out?




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On 4/2/2020 at 3:50 PM, Naïve Old Fart said:

Won't TOP GUN: MAVERICK be in direct competition with DUNE?

People will see Top Gun. Dune will flop. Its a very bad scyfy novel and the film wont have people flocking to it. At leasr with Top Gun the film medium will be advanced cinematically through hereto unseen cinematography. 

On 4/2/2020 at 5:02 PM, Romão said:

I'm pretty sure Dune will be released at a later date. Warner Brothers will have to fit Tenet and Wonder Woman somewhere in the calendar

Tenet wont be moving from July

Or so it was mandated by cn

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What an unlikely pair, I mean, trio.



Luca Guadagnino to Direct New ‘Scarface’ Film Scripted by the Coen Brothers

Guadagnino adds the gangster picture to his already full plate.

Director Luca Guadagnino has added yet another project to his packed slate of upcoming films and television. According to Variety, the Academy Award-nominated “Call Me By Your Name” and “I Am Love” filmmaker is now set to helm a retelling of “Scarface” for Universal Pictures. The script for this latest version comes from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, working from earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (the “Miss Bala” remake), Jonathan Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”), and Paul Attanasio (“Quiz Show”).

The mythic crime story of Scarface has been told many a time in cinema, from the 1932 Howard Hawks original starring Paul Muni, to Brian De Palma’s lurid Miami-set take, from 1983, with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. Guadagnino’s version will reportedly be a reimagining of the original immigrant narrative established in both those films, and this time will be set in Los Angeles.

This is not Guadagnino’s first dip into remake territory, as he previously reimagined Dario Argento’s ballet school-set horror movie “Suspiria” in 2018, with Dakota Johnson taking on the role originated by Jessica Harper. “Scarface” is also not the busy Guadagnino’s only project in the mix at the moment, as he’s also in post-production on his HBO limited series “We Are Who We Are,” a coming-of-age story set in Italy and starring Alice Braga and Kid Cudi. He’s also developing a revamp of “Lord of the Flies” for Warner Bros., an adaptation of William Golding’s AP English staple.

He’s also continuing to dream up details for the “Call Me by Your Name” sequel “Find Me,” adapted from author André Aciman’s 2019 followup novel that checks in on Elio and Oliver, who parted ways at the end of the first film and book. The Oscar-nominated director recently said that he was set to come to America for a meeting with a potential screenwriter for the sequel just before Italy went on lockdown. “I was going to America to meet a writer I love very much, whose name I don’t want to mention, to talk about the second part,” Guadagnino told Gay.it. “Unfortunately, everything is canceled. Of course, it’s a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stulhbarg, Esther Garrel, and the other actors. They will all be there in the new film.”

“Scarface” will be produced by Dylan Clark via Dylan Clark Productions, with Scott Stuber serving as executive producer alongside Marco Marabito. Brian Williams will also executive-produce for Dylan Clark Productions.




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I understand marketing movies such as Avengers and Star Wars for Fortnite players, but in Tenet's case, I dunno... For me, most Nolan movies have a target audience that skews a little older than that.


To be fair, the last John Wick movie also had a Fortnite event, and that movie is R rated.

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