At this year’s Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation, Chairman Tom Rothman was joined by several celebs to share exclusive details about their upcoming films, including Ghostbusters and Spider-Man.
It’s a busy week fangirls and fanboys in Las Vegas! In addition to the RT Booklovers Convention currently underway, The National Association of Theatre Owners is hosting their annual convention, CinemaCon, at Ceasar’s Palace! CinemaCon typically features presentations as movie studios debut exclusive details about their slate of upcoming films.
This year Sony Pictures’ presentation took place Tuesday, April 12 and featured four of their highly-anticipated films: Ghostbusters, Passengers, The Magnificent Seven, and the Spider-Man reboot. Celebrities were on hand to get the crowd excited about their respective projects, including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Paul Feig, Antoine Fuqua, Chris Pratt, and Jennifer Lawrence.
In fact, the new Spidey himself, Tom Holland, revealed that the next solo Spiderman film would be titled Spider-Man: Homecoming.
See below for more details about each film and images from the CinemaCon photo call and presentation, including the new Spider-Man: Homecoming logo/title treatment!
Release: July 15, 2016
SYNOPSIS: Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
Official Site: http://www.ghostbusters.com/ghostbusters-2016/
Release: December 21, 2016
SYNOPSIS: Set in the future, Passengers centers on Jim Preston, a mechanic on a 120-year journey to a distant colonized planet in another galaxy, who becomes the first traveler to experience pod hibernation failure. Having woken up 100 years too soon, he is stranded in the world of an interstellar spaceship with only robots and androids for companionship. A year into his journey, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger, a beautiful journalist named Aurora. They fall in love but must soon deal not only with the revelation of Jim’s misjudged act of waking her but a major malfunction of the ship itself. (via ComingSoon.net)
For a description of the first movie footage that debuted at CinemaCon, see the Vanity Fair article.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Release: September 23, 2016
SYNOPSIS: The Magnificent Seven is an upcoming American Western/crime film directed by Antoine Fuqua, a remake of the 1960 western film of the same name, which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sesmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Peter Sarsgaard. Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. (via Wikipedia, IMDB)
For interviews with Fuqua and Pratt, including further description of the film see this Variety article.
Release: July 7, 2017
Tom Rothman (Chairman of Sony Picture Entertainment’s Motion Pictures Group): “Homecoming obviously is a high school reference. This movie shows the enduring conflicts at Peter Parker’s roots, saving the world and getting your algebra homework done on time… More than that, for Sony, the film is a homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe… It’s something we and all the fans are giddy about.” (via USAToday)
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