The Walt Disney Studios Release Schedule Update

Today, The Walt Disney Studios announced release dates and additional information for several upcoming films. Here’s a closer look.

THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14.

  • MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell – and of course, the whole Muppets gang.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available in 3D.

  • Releases on 4/4/14.
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo.

 

MALEFICENT is now dated on 7/2/14 (from 3/14/14).

  • MALEFICENT, the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.
  • MALEFICENT will be released in 3D and is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel) will be available in 3D.

  • Releases on 8/1/14.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. James Gunn will direct.

 

1952 is now dated on 12/19/14 in 3D.

  • 1952 will be produced by Damon Lindelof and directed by Brad Bird, from a script by Lindelof and Bird. George Clooney will star.

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 is now dated on 7/10/15.

  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and will star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Jeff Nathanson is writing the screenplay.
  • The “Pirates of the Caribbean” films have earned over $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” earned over $1.043 billion.

 

Sony/Colombia/Screen Gems Fall Release Schedule

Sony/Colombia/Screen Gems has released their Fall 2011 Release Schedule:

8/12/11
30 MINUTES OR LESS

8/19/11 (***Limited Release***)
ATTACK THE BLOCK

8/26/11 – COLOMBIANA
TRISTAR

9/9/11 – BUCKY LARSON BORN TO BE A STAR
COLUMBIA

9/16/11 – STRAW DOGS
SCREEN GEMS

9/23/11 – MONEYBALL
COLUMBIA

9/30/11 – COURAGEOUS
TRISTAR

10/7/11 – THE IDES OF MARCH
COLUMBIA

10/28/11 – ANONYMOUS
COLUMBIA

11/11/11 – JACK AND JILL
COLUMBIA

11/23/11 (WED) – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (3D)
COLUMBIA/SPA/AARDMAN

12/21/11 (WED) – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
COLUMBIA

 

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Paramount Releases Fall 2011 Line-Up

Check out Paramount Fall 2011 Release Schedule:

Footloose – 10/14/11
Paranormal Activity 3 – 10/21/11
Like Crazy – 10/28/11 (Limited)
Puss in Boots – 11/4/11
Hugo – 11/23/11
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – 12/16/11
The Adventures of Tintin – 12/23/11
Young Adult –12/9/11 (Limited); 12/16/11 (Wide)

“FOOTLOOSE”

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment

Executive Producers: Timothy M. Bourne, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman

Produced by Craig Zadan,  Neil Meron,  Dylan Sellers, Brad Weston

Story by Dean Pitchford

Screenplay by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer

Directed by Craig Brewer

CastKenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid

Synopsis: Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.”  Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences   a heavy dose of culture shock.  A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing.   Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

ReleaseOctober 14, 2011.

This film has not yet been rated.

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“Footloose” is a Paramount Pictures release

“LIKE CRAZY”

Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush

Executive Producers: Zygi Wilf, Audrey Wilf, Steven Rales, Mark Roybal

Produced by Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling

Written by Drake Doremus & Ben York Jones

Directed by Drake Doremus

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Chris Messina, Finola Hughes, Ben York Jones, & Jamie Thomas King.

Synopsis: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

Release:          October 28, 2011 (limited release)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language.

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“Like Crazy” is a Paramount Pictures Release

“PUSS IN BOOTS”

DreamWorks Animation SKG

Executive Producers Andrew Adamson, Guillermo del Toro

Produced by Joe Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou

Directed by Chris Miller

www.pussinbootsthemovie.com

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Synopsis:        Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.  This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots.

Release:          November 4, 2011

This film has not yet been rated

CREDITS NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 “YOUNG ADULT”

Paramount Pictures and Mandate Pictures

Executive Producers: Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Steven Rales, Helen Estabrook

Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman

Written by Diablo Cody

Directed by Jason Reitman

Cast: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

Synopsis: Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.

“Young Adult” reunites Jason Reitman, Academy Award® nominated director of “Juno,” and Academy Award® winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

ReleaseDecember 9, 2011 (limited) / December 16, 2011 (wide)

 This film has not been rated.

 CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 “Young Adult” is a Paramount Pictures release

“THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN”

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present

Executive Producers Ken Kamins, Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry

Produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy

Based on The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé

Screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Cast:  Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays and Gad Elmaleh.

Synopsis:  Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

Release:  December 23, 2011

This film has not yet been rated

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“The Adventures of Tintin” is a Paramount Pictures Release