Sony Pictures Sets ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off ‘Silver and Black’ for 2019, Pulls ‘Bad Boys 3’ from Calendar

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Sony Pictures is setting and shuffling a handful of release dates for upcoming movies in 2018 and 2019.

Sony and their Columbia Pictures banner have set a release date for their second Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black, as well as the sequel to the hit drug trafficking thriller Sicario. Meanwhile,the release dates for Barbie and Bad Boys 3 have been shuffled around along with a few more projects in the coming years. Get the Silver and Black release date and more information below.

First up, Sony Pictures seems to be going on all in this separate Spider-Man universe that will not be tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nor involve the webslinger himself. After setting Venom starring Tom Hardy for an October 2018 debut, the studio has now staked out February 8, 2019 as the release date for Silver & Black.

For those who haven’t kept up with the title, Silver and Black will bring together two characters from Marvel Comics who frequently showed up in Spider-Man story arcs. There’s Silver Sable, a mercenary who hunts down war criminals, and Black Cat, a master thief not unlike Catwoman whose secret identity is Felicia Hardy, a character who became a love interest for Peter Parker in the comics. Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood is slated to direct, but we have no details on the story just yet.

Next, Sony Pictures also brought some bad news for Bad Boys fans eagerly awaiting a reunion of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Though the sequel titled Bad Boys for Life had been set for November 9, 2018, it has now been removed from the calendar entirely with no replacement date named yet. The movie has been pushed back several times now, and it’s starting to feel like a pipe dream rather than a project that will actually happen.

There will still be some action to behold from Sony in 2018 though as the Sicario sequel directed by Stefano Sollima has been slated to arrived on June 29, 2018. The film has been officially called Sicario 2: Soldado, and it brings back Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin from the first movie, but Emily Blunt is sitting this one out.

Meanwhile, a few films have been delayed on Sony’s release calendar. The big screen Barbie movie has been pushed back to August 8, 2018 from a previous June 2018 date. Alethea Jones is still set to direct with Anne Hathaway playing the title doll from Mattel. Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren‘s feature film debut The Nightingale will arrive on January 25, 2019 instead of the previous August 2018 date, and the comedy Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the detective duo (respectively) will now arrive on November 9, 2018 instead of the previously set August 2018 date.

Sony Pictures hasn’t had the best year in 2017, so hopefully their schedule for 2018 will offer up more positive results for them at the box office. Unfortunately, they won’t have an official new Spider-Man movie to help them, but maybe Venom will work out for them instead.

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Jaw-dropping pictures show what hailstones can do to your aircraft


If there’s a modern definition of hero, airplane pilots should definitely be included. 

Take Alexander Akopov, the Ukrainian captain whose Cyprus-bound aircraft carrying 127 people was battered by a epic hailstorm just 10 minutes after take-off from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. 

Golfball-sized hailstones damaged the A320’s nose, shattering the windscreen and leaving the pilots unable to see from the forward window. 

Akopov then took the difficult decision to turn the plane around and gained permission to land at Ataturk, despite the airport being closed to other flights. Read more…

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’80s Horror Alert! The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection is Coming!

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New limited edition Blu-ray box set celebrates the legacy of ‘80s genre film studio Empire Pictures

Every horror and cult movie fan who came of age in the 1980s still speaks in hushed tones about the late, great Empire Pictures. Founded by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, the fabled studio and distributor was responsible for a tidal wave of amazing, imaginative and profitable horror, science fiction and fantasy films many of which have become definitive works and high water marks of their respective genres.

Now, as a gift to the legion of rabid Empire fans out there, Band and Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) will release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive limited edition collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book as well.

Classic Empire films included in this set are:


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The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($ 250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th with a pre-sale going live on April 28th. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at Yowza! Empire for life!

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Streets of SXSW: See the Fest in Pictures

If you missed SXSW this year, don’t worry. You can join Team No Film School on the ground via our photo essay.

Team No Film School brought you lots of filmmaker interviews and panels from SXSW 2017, and we’ve even got a podcast that argues that this was the festival for fearless filmmakers, but what is it actually like on the ground in Austin? Our photos will give you a virtual tour of our time in town.

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The Austin Convention Center is the bustling, official hub of all the SXSW action.

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Mandalay Pictures to Produce City on Fire from Cory Miller

City on Fire is heading into development. City on Fire is a Black List screenplay.

Mandalay Pictures to produce City on Fire from Cory Miller

Mandalay Pictures is on board to produce City on Fire, which was written by Cory Miller, according to Deadline. Miller was on the Black List (the list of the best motion picture screenplays not yet produced) in 2013 for his script Line of Duty. The film will be produced by Jason Michael Berman (The Birth of a NationBurning Sands) and Alex Ott (Suicide SquadEnd of Watch).

According to the site, the film “follows the 1985 events in West Philadelphia when three city blocks were burned to the ground and destroyed 62 row houses, leaving 11 people dead and hundreds homeless. City on Fire tells the incendiary true story of the escalating conflict between the City of Philadelphia and the radical group MOVE, which led to an armed siege in a residential neighborhood and one of the most shocking decisions ever made by a City against its citizens.”

On his website, Miller’s bio states, “Prior to moving to LA, Cory spent four years in New York City investigating complaints against the NYPD for the New York City government. Cory trained with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau. Part private investigator, part lawyer, this job took Cory all over the city and exposed him to countless stories involving corruption, excessive force, police shootings, and the best and worst of the NYPD and New York’s citizens. This experience forms the basis for many of the stories that Cory tells.” He attended UCLA and earned an MFA in writing and directing. His short films Allen Mack and Just One Look were awarded the UCLA DGA spotlight award. Allen Mack won the New York Festivals Silver Medal for short film and was named Best Screenplay & Best Narrative Film at the UCLA Festival of New Creative Work.

Are you interested in City on Fire? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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El Chapo Movie In Development at Sony Pictures

El Chapo Movie In Development at Sony

El Chapo movie In development at Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is set to acquire the rights to the upcoming book “Hunting El Chapo: The Thrilling Inside Story of The American Lawman Who Captures The World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord,” written by Cole Merrell and Douglas Century, according to THR. El Chapo, who was recently extradited to the United States, is a Mexican drug lord known for his escapes from prison. He ran the Sinaloa Cartel, and is considered the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world” by the United States Department of the Treasury. He was also ranked as one of the most powerful people in the world by Forbes magazine from 2009-2011.

RELATED: Ridley Scott Takes on The Cartel, Leonardo DiCaprio Courted to Star 

El Chapo, so named for his short stature, has been captured by the authorities and escaped a number of times. First, he was captured in Guatemala in 1993 and escaped from a maximum-security prison in 2001 by bribing guards. He was arrested in Mexico in 2014 and escaped in 2015 through a tunnel. He was captured a third time in 2016 and extradited to the United States to face criminal charges on January 19, 2017.

3 Arts Entertainment will produce the adaptation of the book. Director Michael Bay is reportedly on the top of the list for directors wanted for the film. There is another project in development that is a fictional version of the El Chapo story based on the book “The Cartel” by Don Winslow in the works at Fox. Ridley Scott will direct.

Are you guys interested in a film version of the life of El Chapo? Is there anyone in particular that you’d like to see direct? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet!

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