All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Universal Pictures’

‘Steve Jobs’ Cast Confirmed: Michael Fassbender to Star, Filming Begins

Shooting for Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic (formerly Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic), has officially begun – and with that, the official cast has been announced. No real surprises here, as Michael Fassbender will play Jobs. Kate Winslet will play former marketing chief of Macintosh Joanna Hoffman. The only recent rumor that didn’t materialize was a “major role” for Natalie …

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Fast & Furious: Three More Films To Come After 7

Despite recent reports, the Fast & Furious franchise will not be ending after the seventh installment. According to Universal Pictures executive Donna Langley, the series could see three more films following the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 that is scheduled to premiere in April 2015. “We think there’s at least three more,” Langley told the Hollywood Reporter during a recent …

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Angelina Jolie to Direct Herself and Pitt in Film

Angelina Jolie will star in By the Sea with fiancé Brad Pitt, a film which the actress wrote and will direct. The last time the couple appeared together onscreen was in 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where the two met and got together. Mrs. & Mrs. Smith grossed $478,207,520 worldwide, which was at the time the largest box office return …

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’47 Ronin’ A Complete Box Office Disaster

With notable Blockbuster movies like The Matrix series on his filmography, actor Keanu Reeves‘ return to the big screen was held to high expectations. Unfortunately, his efforts were botched with the release of his latest film 47 Ronin, as it was a complete box office disaster. However, the problematic factors that contributed to the film’s disastrous box office sales had …

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47 Ronin Folktale-Film Adaptation Stars Keanu Reeves

Universal Pictures is premiering the new UK trailer for the troubled fantasy adventure 47 Ronin, debuting Christmas Day to US audiences (its original release date was to be November 2012). The movie is a Hollywood production of an oft-adapted Japanese folktale about 47 Ronin (leaderless samurai) who avenge the disgracing of their leader. The story is one of the most …

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Rick Finkelstein, of “Movement” Documentary, Dies

Rick Finkelstein, Universal Pictures executive and star of the documentary “The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising”, died yesterday after battling cancer, according to the LA Times. He was 64. NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer told studio employees Wednesday in a memo, “He has been a dear friend to many of us and was an important part of the success …

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New Universal Logo Premieres With ‘The Lorax’ This Weekend

Any movie-goers planning to take in the premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax this weekend will also get to see the big-screen debut of Universal Picture’s new logo. The redesign of the animated logo comes in honor of the film studio’s 100th anniversary. “Our Centennial year is the perfect opportunity to create a new logo that reflects our future while …

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