Get ready for a whole load of new release date information as Sony has just announced its slate of upcoming projects for the next few years.
The most notable of the new stuff comes in the form of not one but TWO Bad Boys sequels -slated for Feburary 17th, 2017 and July 3rd, 2019, respectively – and the first in the long-awaited adaptation of The Dark Tower, which is set for January 13th, 2017.
The Bad Boys announcement follows on from news that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Smokin’ Aces) had been hired to write the script and possibly direct a third film. Does this mean he’ll direct 3 and 4 or will they find someone else to helm the latter? FYI: Still no word on whether Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will definitely return for more, although it’s unlikely Sony would go ahead and announce this if they weren’t fairly confident on that front.
As for The Dark Tower, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Nikolaj Arcel will helm and oversee a rewrite of the script for that, which is planned as the start of an ambitious adaptation that may include several sequels and tie-in TV series.
Other films in Sony’s announcement include a Jumanji remake, set for Christmas Day, 2016; Baby Driver, the new film from Edgar Wright which is set for March 17th, 2017; Passengers, the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen, has a release date of December 21st, 2016 (right in time for Oscar season); the dubious Barbie movie is being released on June 2nd, 2017; and Resident Evil 6 has a date of January 27th, 2017.
Some films that were previously announced but have just been given new dates include – the all-female Ghostbusters reboot which will now bow on July 15th, 2016 (going up against Ice Age 5 and Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone musical La La Land); The Magnificent Seven remake will hit cinemas on September 23rd, 2016; and the much anticipated video game adaptation Uncharted, which opens on June 30th, 2017. For the rest of the dates visit Deadline.
Are you excited for more Bad Boys movies? What are your hopes for The Dark Tower movie?