Two spinoffs of successful franchises highlight this week’s release schedule changes as “Star Wars” and “LEGO” offshoots both move into fall 2016. Here’s the complete list
UNTITLED STAR WARS SPINOFF—BV–IN 12/16/16
Right now the only other title on that date is “Alvin & The Chipmunks 4”, hardly the same audience.
THE GUNMAN—OPEN ROAD—IN 2/20/15
Sean Penn battles Natalie Portman at High Noon as “The Gunman” moves onto the date currently occupied by “Jane’s Got A Gun”
Warners looks to take over that late September slot from Sony Animation, which has enjoyed success there with the “Cloudy With A Chance…” films, with this “LEGO” side project. SPA currently has an untitled animated film on that date.
LUCY—UNIVERSAL—IN 7/25/14 OUT-8/8/14
This Scarlett Johansson sci-fi actioner from director Luc Besson moves off a very busy week that had “TM Ninja Turtles”, “Into The Storm” and “The 100-Foot Journey”
and into the fray with “Hercules”, “Sex Tape” and “Step Up: All In”. Hmmm, why do I foresee more movement here?
MONSTER HIGH—UNIVERSAL—IN 10/7/16
Good counter-programming against Ben Affleck’s ultra adult “Live By Night”