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Sony sets release dates for Dark Tower, Jumanji reboot, and Bad Boys 3 and 4

08.05.2015

Sony has finally settled down their affairs after the email hacking debacle last year and are now on a path towards creating multiple franchises and big film projects. With several films already set to bow over the next year and planned films for the next couple, Sony has officially set release dates for sixteen films between 2016 and 2019. A couple of changes to note are the new release dates for Antoine Fuqua's THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and GHOSTBUSTERS. The all-star western that features Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and many others has moved from 2017 to the new release date of September 23, 2016. We also now have GHOSTBUSTERS shifting next summer to the new date of July 15, 2016.

Where things really get interesting are the official dates for the adaptation of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER. The first film in what is anticipated to be a massive franchise is set to bow January 13, 2017. For fans following the development hell of the film based on the fantasy novels, having a release date is the closest we have ever been to actually seeing the movie come to reality. There have been no stars set for any roles in the film but with production likely to begin early next year, stay tuned for announcements in the coming months.

Along with the return of UNDERWORLD in October 2016 and RESIDENT EVIL in January 2017, Sony has set the release of the JUMANJI reboot for Christmas Day 2016. It is interesting they aren't making it a sequel to the Robin Williams film but I am sure there is a reason for that.

The other big news is not only are we getting a third BAD BOYS movie but also a fourth film! With Joe Carnahan in talks to write and potentially direct the third film, this instills confidence in the studio signing WIll Smith and Martin Lawrence to return to their roles from the first two Michael Bay directed films. Sony would not be so hasty in setting two release dates (BAD BOYS 3 on February 17, 2017 and BAD BOYS 4 on July 3, 2019) if they couldn't get both stars back.

Check out the full list of new dates from Sony below and get excited for these to hit theaters over the next four years.

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows – 6/24/16

Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*

Patient Zero – 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16*

Underworld 5 – 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

Baby Driver – 3/17/17

Barbie – 6/2/17

Uncharted – 6/30/17*

The Lamb – 12/8/17

Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

Source: Deadline

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11:49AM on 08/06/2015

Dark Tower

Finally a release date. A little more light at the end of that tunnel. While reading the books, I imagined Thomas Jane would be a good Roland
Finally a release date. A little more light at the end of that tunnel. While reading the books, I imagined Thomas Jane would be a good Roland
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8:35AM on 08/06/2015
This is pretty exciting. Dark Tower is getting closer to becoming a reality. We're getting 2 more Bad Boys movies, directed by Carnahan. Looks like Uncharted finally has a release date set as well. But since that movie is nowhere in development I would expect that one to change.

Seems like Sony got their shit together and put together a slate of movies to fill up the box office over the next 3 years. Glad to see they stopped wasting their time with trying to turn every property into
This is pretty exciting. Dark Tower is getting closer to becoming a reality. We're getting 2 more Bad Boys movies, directed by Carnahan. Looks like Uncharted finally has a release date set as well. But since that movie is nowhere in development I would expect that one to change.

Seems like Sony got their shit together and put together a slate of movies to fill up the box office over the next 3 years. Glad to see they stopped wasting their time with trying to turn every property into some kind of Marvel-like franchise universe and instead focused on just making movies (what a novel idea).
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1:00AM on 08/06/2015
JUMANJI reboot? Why would we want a JUMANJI reboot? The ending clearly states that we can have like, infinite numbers of JUMANJI sequels that doesn't need to have anything to do with the first movie besides the board game's existence.
JUMANJI reboot? Why would we want a JUMANJI reboot? The ending clearly states that we can have like, infinite numbers of JUMANJI sequels that doesn't need to have anything to do with the first movie besides the board game's existence.
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11:55PM on 08/05/2015
Only Timothy Olyphant can play Roland.
Only Timothy Olyphant can play Roland.
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7:09PM on 08/05/2015

Anything SPIDER-MAN Related?

Since the announcement of Sony sharing the Spidey rights with the fucking Marvel Cinematic Universe, my life fell apart and made me more clinically depressed! So, when I saw Spider-Man on the picture of this article, I hoped that the TASM spin-offs about The Sinister Six, Venom, and a superherione in that universe would have announced release dates as well....but they still don't. So yeah, thanks for not reconsidering your cowardly decision and still making me sad! Regardless, I am looking
Since the announcement of Sony sharing the Spidey rights with the fucking Marvel Cinematic Universe, my life fell apart and made me more clinically depressed! So, when I saw Spider-Man on the picture of this article, I hoped that the TASM spin-offs about The Sinister Six, Venom, and a superherione in that universe would have announced release dates as well....but they still don't. So yeah, thanks for not reconsidering your cowardly decision and still making me sad! Regardless, I am looking forward to THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, JUMANJI, THE DARK TOWER, and UNCHARTED. Also, excited for THE EQUALIZER 2 for September 2017, which isn't listed here for some reason! But, when are you guys going to announce the release dates for future JUMP STREET movies?
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6:33PM on 08/05/2015
Holy crap not just a bad Boys 3, but a bad Boys 4? I love the Bad Boys films, sounds like Martin Lawrence is looking for a paycheck
Holy crap not just a bad Boys 3, but a bad Boys 4? I love the Bad Boys films, sounds like Martin Lawrence is looking for a paycheck
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4:09PM on 08/05/2015

Sony better get cracking on "Dark Tower" if they want to make Jan. 2017.

A year & 6 months? For one of the most-highly anticipated book - to - film adaptations since "Rings", DaVinci" & "Potter"??

Shit. I hope Sony's got some sort of mystical Hollywood muse or wizard speeding up the preproduction process. "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" isn't due until July 2017 & they're already finished w/ principal photography.

Hell, even "Avatar 2", "Wonder Woman" & "Guardians Galaxy Vol. 2" (all in 2017 also) all start shooting in 2 - 4 months. Maybe "Tower" was
A year & 6 months? For one of the most-highly anticipated book - to - film adaptations since "Rings", DaVinci" & "Potter"??

Shit. I hope Sony's got some sort of mystical Hollywood muse or wizard speeding up the preproduction process. "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" isn't due until July 2017 & they're already finished w/ principal photography.

Hell, even "Avatar 2", "Wonder Woman" & "Guardians Galaxy Vol. 2" (all in 2017 also) all start shooting in 2 - 4 months. Maybe "Tower" was farther along than the fans have been told. Don't screw this up, Sony.
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3:56PM on 08/05/2015
No one is more excited for this than Martin Lawrence.
No one is more excited for this than Martin Lawrence.
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3:26PM on 08/05/2015
What percentage do we think will get made? 10%?
What percentage do we think will get made? 10%?
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3:26PM on 08/05/2015

Hell yea!

Best news here is BAd Boys 3 and 4!
Best news here is BAd Boys 3 and 4!
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4:03PM on 08/05/2015
Damn straight!!!!!!
Damn straight!!!!!!
5:51PM on 08/05/2015
ANother Will hater but get over it buddy cause they will both be hits!
ANother Will hater but get over it buddy cause they will both be hits!
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