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2016 Studio Preview: Sony Pictures

Let’s face it, Sony Pictures had just an okay at the box-office. When the biggest thing revolving around your studio involves a deal for Spider-Man with another studio, you know it’s just been an okay year. Other than Spectre and maybe a few others, Sony is definitely looking for 2016 to be better.

They’re looking to get back on track with a number of titles that sound pretty intriguing. Below you can see all the titles currently on Sony’s 2016 slate:

The 5th Wave

Official synopsis: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Release date: January 22nd.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Official synopsis: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Release date: February 5th.


Risen

Official synopsis: Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Military Tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to ensure Jesus’ radical followers don’t steal his body and claim resurrection. When the body goes missing within days, Clavius sets out on a mission to locate the missing body in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Release date: February 19th.


The Brother’s Grimsby

Official synopsis: MI6’s top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he’s an English football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want – 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he’s just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

Release date: March 11th.


Miracles from Heaven

Official synopsis: When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

Release date: March 18th.


Money Monster

Official synopsis: A TV personality’s insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When a viewer, who lost all of his family’s money on a bad tip from Lee, decides to hold Lee hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man’s life is worth.

Release date: May 13th.


The Angry Birds Movie

Synopsis: A feature-length movie based on the popular downloadable game in which birds try to attack pigs who stole their eggs.

Release date: May 20th.


The Shallows

Blake Lively for THE SHALLOWS

Synopsis: A young woman is stranded alone on a buoy with a great white shark circling the waters between her and the shore.

Release date: June 24th.


Ghostbusters (2016)

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig & Kate McKinnon for 'Ghostbusters'

Official synopsis: Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Bergman (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Bergman and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and try to save the world.

Release date: July 15th.


Sausage Party

SAUSAGE PARTY Logo

Official synopsis: After falling out of a shopping cart, a sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.

Release date: August 12th.


A Man in the Dark

Synopsis: A group of teens break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. They’re wrong.

Starring: Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang.

Release date: August 26th.


Patient Zero

Matt Smith & Stanley Tucci in PATIENT ZERO

Synopsis: A man with the ability to speak the language of the undead interrogates zombies with the hopes of finding Patient Zero and a cure for his infected wife.

Release date: September 2nd.


When the Bough Breaks

Synopsis: A couple’s marriage is threatened when the baby surrogate they have hired becomes obsessed with wanting the husband and the baby for herself.

Starring: Theo Rossi, Regina Hall, and Morris Chestnut.

Release date: September 16th.


The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Synopsis: American gunmen are hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Hayley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Release date: September 23rd.


Underworld 5

Theo James & Kate Beckinsale in UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING

Synopsis: Focuses on a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races.

Release date: October 14th.


Inferno

Official synopsis: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tries to stop a global genocide scheme by following clues in Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” which take him to Florence and Venice, Italy. He battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

Release date: October 28th.


Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Synopsis: Set in Dallas in 2005, infantryman Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old Texas native, deals with the final few hours before he and his brothers-in-arms return to war in Iraq.

Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, and Steve Martin.

Release date: November 11th.


Passengers (2016)

Synopsis: Set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Laurence Fishburne, and Martin Sheen.

Release date: December 21st.


Jumanji (2016)

Synopsis: Two kids play a magical game and release a man trapped for decades in it as well as many dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Release date: December 25th.

As with every movie studio, these are the films that are only currently on the books. As the year goes, more and more movies start to surface, especially the smaller ones.

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