Sony Sets Course for Future, Dates 16 Movies

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Associated Press

Tom Rothman has set the course with a crop of titles including more installments in the 'Bad Boys' and 'Jumanji' franchises.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has set the course for the studio's future through 2017, officially dating no fewer than 16 films.

They include the third and fourth installments in the Bad Boys franchises and a Jumanji reboot, which will hit theaters Dec. 25, 2016. Bad Boys 3 will open Feb. 17, 2017, while Bad Boys 4 will open in July 3, 2019 (That was the only one of the films to receive a date outside of 2016 and 2017).

Next year's slate includes Jodie Foster's Money Monster starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney (April 8); The Shallows (June 24); Paul Feig's female-centered Ghostbusters (July 15), which is moving up one week; zombie film Patient Zero (Sept. 2); Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, which is moving to Sept. 23; sequel Underworld 5 (Oct. 21); Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (Dec. 21); and Jumanji.

The Dark Tower kicks off 2017 on Jan. 13, followed by Resident Evil 6 (Jan. 27); Bad Boys 3; Baby Driver (March 17); Barbie (June 2); Uncharted, which is moving to June 30; and The Lamb (Dec. 8)

These films join the previously announced projects already on the studio’s slate including the next Spider-Man film (July 28, 2017); The Equalizer 2 (Sept. 29, 2017); Dan Brown’s Inferno (Oct. 14, 2016); Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Nov. 11, 2016); and the animated Spider-Man film masterminded by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (July 20, 2018).