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Sony’s Crunchyroll Picks Up Remake of Classic Anime Series ‘Trigun’

Sony Pictures’ anime specialty streamer Crunchyroll has lined up a remake of the anime series Trigun, based on the cult manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. Trigun was first adapted in 1998 as the anime series Trigun and later as a feature film in 2010 as Trigun: Badlands Rumble. Both achieved popularity and influence in Japan and abroad. The series […]

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Returning to Theaters With Added Footage

Spider-Man: No Way Home will be making its way back to theaters, just in time for Labor Day weekend. Sony announced Friday that a fan cut of the recent box office smash will screen in theaters beginning Friday, Sept. 2. In the new cut, entitled Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version, […]

Former Sony CEO Nobuyuki Idei Dies at 84

Nobuyuki Idei, who led Japan’s Sony from 1998 through 2005, steering its growth in the digital and entertainment businesses, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 84. Idei died of liver failure on June 2 in Tokyo, Sony Group Corp. said in a statement. Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida said he and the company […]

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 […]

Jared Leto in ‘Morbius’: Film Review

Matt Smith and Adria Arjona also star in Marvel’s origin story of the conflicted antihero, a doctor who gets cozy with vampire bats to treat his rare blood disorder.

Sony Plans Major Unscripted Content Expansion With $350M Deal for Industrial Media

Sony Pictures Television is making a strategic push into unscripted content, buying a majority stake in Industrial Media that values the company at $350 million. Industrial Media was formed in 2018 in a merger between Core Media Group and Eli Holzman’s The Intellectual Property Corp. (IPC), with Crestview Partners, BlackRock and UTA among its investors. […]

Brad Pitt Shines in Action-Packed, Stylish ‘Bullet Train’ Trailer

Brad Pitt is back and kicking butt in Sony’s upcoming Bullet Train. The Oscar-winning actor stars in the stylish action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch. Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic assassins, all with their own objectives, set against the backdrop of a nonstop ride through modern-day Japan. Nearly three minutes […]

Studio Profit Report: Disney Dives as Sony Soars, Paramount Rises

Cinemas returned to business and studios pushed their production work into a higher gear in 2021 after the pandemic had shut down screens and crews around the globe for extended periods in 2020. Late in the year, though, the omicron variant threw a wrench into planning. With Hollywood also spending more on productions and film marketing, profitability […]

Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Re-create Classic Spider-Man Meme for ‘No Way Home’ Digital Release

They actually did it! Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield re-created the classic cartoon Spider-Man meme, which popped up on social media Wednesday for the digital and 4K release date announcement of No Way Home. “Of course, we got THE meme,” tweeted the official Spider-Man film account, along with the home video announcement dates. […]

Tom Hanks’ ‘A Man Called Otto’ Gets Holiday Release, Adam Driver’s ’65’ Moves Back a Year

Sony has set the release dates for a number of titles, including Tom Hanks’ A Man Called Otto and Adam Driver’s sci-fi film 65. Director Marc Foster’s A Man Called Otto, starring Hanks in the title role and with a script by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee, will hit theaters on Dec. 25. The movie sold […]

Charlie Cox Spills All on That ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Cameo and His Hopes for Daredevil’s Future

Charlie Cox worried he dreamt the entire conversation. It was June 2020 when his phone rang one afternoon, with Kevin Feige on the other end. The Marvel Studios boss asked if the actor had a few minutes to chat. At first, Cox thought there was a chance he was being put on. “You never know. […]

Russell Crowe Joins Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Sony Marvel Movie ‘Kraven the Hunter’ (Exclusive)

Russell Crowe is set to join Sony’s Marvel movie Kraven the Hunter. The Oscar winner will star alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who last year signed a multipicture deal to play the titular antihero, with the first film slated for a Jan. 13, 2023, release. Story details, including Crowe’s role, are being kept in a cage, but […]