Uncharted Maps Out A New Release Date
Hollywood really went release date crazy this week. Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 finally found a bay from which to dock. Marvel went ahead and announced a new 2018 movie. And Sony went ahead and opted to debut The Sinister Six in November 2016, while pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 out of its intended June 10th, 2016 slot. But Sony wasted no time in reclaiming that real estate with another release.
Uncharted, based on the popular adventure video game, will debut on June 10th, 2016. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the plot follows Nate Drake, a wisecracking Indiana Jones analog who hunts buried treasures and solves ancient mysteries. Reportedly, Mark Wahlberg's been in talks to take over the role, which is the best, since Wahlberg's confused face is perfect when he's trying to think onscreen.
Uncharted is premiering in a pretty wide-open June that year. Right now, it's sandwiched between two animated films, Sausage Party on the 3rd and Finding Dory from Pixar on the 17th. Also opening on the 17th was How To Train Your Dragon 3, but the second film didn't light the box office on fire, suggesting this could move, particularly since it's opening against a Pixar film, which is so dumb. It's like if someone tried to release a Captain America movie the same day as a Batman V. Superman movie! Oh, wait...
Also given a new date is The Best Man Wedding, the trilogy-closer of the Best Man series. Following The Best Man Holiday, which grossed a solid $70 million, The Best Man's Wedding opens on April 15th, 2016. There's only one other film scheduled for that April, and its also from Universal: The Mummy will open a week later. It's highly irregular for a studio to open two films back-to-back, so maybe The Mummy is headed out of there.
Finally, Sinister 2 will be scaring audiences on August 21st, 2015. Blumhouse Pictures, who are responsible for The Purge, Paranormal Activity and Sinister, have just found a home at Universal, so Sinister will be coming from their Focus Features banner. The original film grossed $77 million on a budget of just $3 million, a nice return on investment they'll be expecting again this time. The 21st release date matches the film with the romance Me Before You, a week before Straight Outta Compton, and a week before the horror film Regression, with Sinister star Ethan Hawke. So confusing.
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