Paramount selling off ‘Cloverfield’ sequel to Netflix

Looks like we may just have to wait a little longer for the next sequel to Cloverfield, sorry Cloverfield fans.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is in talks with Paramount to acquire the sci-fi movie formerly known as The God Particle.  Meaning that the film may not see a theatrical release, which was supposed to be April of this year.

Up to this point, Paramount has produced and released two Cloverfield films and both were very profitable for the company.  Cloverfield was released in 2008 and grossed over $80 Million domestically on a $25 million budget.  The next film in line, 10 Cloverfield Lane, which came out in 2016, cost even less to make and pulled in $72 million domestically.   

So, with profitability like that, why are they thinking of selling their third movie in the Cloverfield trilogy to a streaming service?

My guess is that there’s some trouble behind the scenes. Continue reading “Paramount selling off ‘Cloverfield’ sequel to Netflix”

Studios Might Offer New Releases For Digital Download

Well, here is a bit of news a little more serious than what I normally write about.  However, it’s interesting to see how this situation could completely change the way we, as movie fans, see newly released films.

In a report put out by Variety six of the seven biggest Hollywood studios are making a push to offer movies in homes on digital download only weeks after a movie is released into theaters. 

Nothing is set in stone yet, but apparently when discussions first started it looked like the studios would make their digital downloads available 17 days after the film debuted in theaters for the low, low price of $50.  However, some studios, particularly Fox and Universal, feel that $50 is too high of a price to ask consumers to pay for a digital rental.  Therefore, they are trying to convince other studios to make movies available between 30 to 45 days after the theater launch and only charge $30 as the rental price.    

The one studio not interested in these talks is Disney – due to not wanting to shorten the time window that a particular movie can stay in theaters.  This is no surprise that Disney has zero interest in this deal due to owning the rights to Marvel, Star Wars, and all their animated movies.  These properties tend to have runs in the theaters longer than any other property put out by any other studio.  A deal like this could actually hurt profits for Disney. Continue reading “Studios Might Offer New Releases For Digital Download”

Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute

Things have been getting off to a pretty rocky start for the next film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. A little over a month ago the film was falling apart due to script issues – and while those problems seem to have been alleviated, the film now has a new problem.

According to sources from The Hollywood Reporter, there are currently disputes between Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures over the leading actor’s salary.

In the article, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the issue is that Cruise wants more money in order to match or exceed the pay he is receiving from Universal Pictures for his staring role in their The Mummy, which is currently shooting in London.

Paramount had announced that they were setting Mission: Impossible 6 for a late 2017 release date.  However, if problems persist the film could be pushed back. Continue reading “Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute”

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ gets first banner poster

Its here people – we are one year away from the release of the next film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Paramount Pictures is not about to let it slip our minds.

Will the new film be good? Who knows.  Will it make a billion dollars? Most likely.  Will Paramount give us an awesome advertising campaign that will make us forget about all the previous films?  Well if the release of the first poster is any indication, the answer to that question is absolutely.

Paramount Pictures took to their Twitter feed yesterday to show us their very first banner for the new Transformers film, and it looks awesome!

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer #3

Paramount Pictures has released the 3rd and probably finale trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond set to be released in a little less than a month.

Star Trek Beyond is directed by the Fast & Furious director, Justin Lin.  The film also stars the many talents of Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.

According to a synopsis from Paramount Star Trek Beyond continues the story of the Enterprise crew who explore the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Check out the trailer below – which also features the song “Sledgehammer” by Rihanna.

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