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Legendary Nabs ‘Danny and The Dinosaur’ Kids’ Books for Movie Adaptation

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has inked a deal to turn Syd Hoff’s classic kids’ picture book series Danny and the Dinosaur into a live-action feature film. The movie adaptation will be produced with Caroline Fraser of HarperCollins Productions, HarperCollins Publisher’s in-house production company. Danny and the Dinosaur follows Danny and […]

‘65’ Trailer Pits Adam Driver Against Dinosaurs After Space Mission Gone Wrong

Adam Driver is facing off against dinosaurs in the first full trailer for Sony Pictures’ sci-fi thriller 65. Set 65 million years in the past, the film centers on a spacecraft pilot named Mills who realizes he and a child, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), are the only two survivors of a crash on a mysterious planet. […]

Ice Cube Confirms He Lost $9M Film Role Over COVID-19 Vaccine: “F*** That Jab”

Ice Cube is confirming The Hollywood Reporter’s story about the star losing an opportunity to make $9 million because he wouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. In the newest episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast this week, Ice Cube revealed that his refusal to get vaccinated forced him to turn down an acting gig. “I turned down a movie because I […]

Jonás Cuarón to Direct Bad Bunny in Sony’s ‘El Muerto’ Action Pic

Jonás Cuarón is set to direct Sony Pictures’ El Muerto, which will star Grammy-winning artist Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. Cuarón, the son of filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, made his directorial debut with the immigration thriller Desierto. Gareth Dunnet Alcocer (Blue Beetle) is writing the script for El Muerto, about a wrestler […]

Crunchyroll Sets Global Theatrical Release for Anime ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’

Sony’s specialty streamer and distributor Crunchyroll has picked up global theatrical rights to Kodansha’s forthcoming feature adaptation of the hit anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The film, with the full title of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond, debuts in Japan in November 2022 […]

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman and Co-Writer Gil Kenan Discuss Next Franchise Film (Exclusive)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan are letting a few details out of the ghost trap about their upcoming entry in the live-action supernatural comedy franchise. The duo is also spilling on the plethora of content coming fans’ way via two films, an animated Netflix TV series, video games and a Dark […]

Sony Pictures Year-Ahead Strategy: Theatrical Tentpoles, Streaming Exclusives, and Exploiting IP

Sony Pictures Entertainment remains “100 percent committed” to theatrical releases for its “premium” films, but it is also moving forward on a full slate of “moderately-priced” titles being developed for streaming services. Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra discussed his group’s outlook in an investor presentation Thursday. In the slide deck, Vinciquerra emphasized […]

Sony Pictures Swings to Quarterly Profit of $84M

Sony Pictures saw its fiscal fourth-quarter bottom line swing to a profit of $84 million (11 billion yen), a healthy uptick from the $2.7 million loss (300 million yen) it reported during the same period in 2021. Revenue in the Japanese conglomerate’s pictures division, meanwhile, soared 27.5 percent to $3.4 billion. Sony Corp. reported its […]

‘Euphoria’ Star Sydney Sweeney Joins Dakota Johnson in ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff ‘Madame Web’

Sydney Sweeney is joining Dakota Johnson in Madame Web, the Sony Pictures spinoff centered on the Spider-Man character. S.J. Clarkson is set to direct the feature, based on a screenplay written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Introduced in 1980’s The Amazing Spider-Man No. 210, Madame Web is a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting […]

‘Uncharted’ Star Tati Gabrielle on Powerful Female Villains, the “Joyful” Antonio Banderas and That Sully Backstory

[This story contains spoilers for Uncharted.] Fortune favors the bold, and in Sony Picture’s Uncharted — a big-screen prequel to Naughty Dog’s hit gaming franchise — Tati Gabrielle’s Jo Braddock knows it. An original character created for the Ruben Fleischer-directed action-adventure starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Braddock is the leader of a mercenary group, hired by […]

Tom Hanks Comedy ‘A Man Called Otto’ Lands at Sony After Bidding War

Tom Hanks’ comedy A Man Called Otto is going to Sony Pictures after a bidding war at the Berlin Film Festival’s virtual European Film Market, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A Man Called Otto, which is set for a theatrical release, will be written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee and directed by Marc Forster. […]

Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Father Stu’ Lands at Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has nabbed the worldwide rights to Rosalind Ross’ feature directorial debut, Father Stu, starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg. Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz also star in the redemptive biopic about boxer-turned-priest Father Stuart Long now set to hit U.S. theaters on Good Friday, April 15. “Father’s Stu’s journey from troublemaker […]