2016 Studio Preview: Paramount Pictures

The fact is, Paramount had a just okay year, both at the box-office and with critics. Other than Mission: Impossible and The Big Short, all of their other 2015 titles were pretty forgettable. Obviously, the biggest disappointment that comes to mind is Terminator: Genisys, something that was easily and unfortunately pretty forgettable.

However, every studio has a down year here or there and maybe 2015 was Paramount’s down year. So the studio definitely looks to bounce back in 2016 and with just looking at the listed slate, they have a good chance at doing so. Here is the 2016 studio preview for Paramount Pictures:

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Official synopsis: An attack takes place on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. Four Americans are killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, and Toby Stephens.

Release date: January 15th.

Zoolander 2

Official synopsis: Set 10 years later and mostly set in Europe, Derek and Hansel lives have changed and they’re not relevant anymore in the fashion world. An opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell.

Release date: February 12th.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Synopsis: After arriving in the Middle East region in 2002, a woman works as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Release date: March 4th.


Official synopsis: About woman who wakes up underground after a terrible car accident and fears she’s been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, warns her that a terrible chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable but as tensions rise she decides she must escape regardless of the terrors that await outside.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman.

Release date: March 11th.

The Little Prince

Official synopsis: The story centers on a pilot who crash-lands in the Sahara desert and comes across a little boy who says he is a prince fallen to Earth from his home on an asteroid. As the pilot repairs his plane, the little prince regales him with stories about his home and the foolish inhabitants of nearby asteroids.

Starring the voices of James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Benicia Del Toro, Mackenzie Foy, and Paul Giamatti.

Release date: March 18th.


Synopsis: Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring series, Rings.

Starring Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Alex Roe, and Matilda Lutz.

Release date: April 1st.

Everybody Wants Some

Synopsis: The movie centers on freshmen who work their way through the first year of college life as they try to make the baseball team.

Starring Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Wyatt Russell, and Glenn Powell.

Release date: April 15th.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Official synopsis: Same Kind of Different As Me is the story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.

Starring Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Olivia Holt.

Release date: April 29th.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Official synopsis: More adventures with turtle crime fighters Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

Starring Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Brian Tee, and Tyler Perry.

Release date: June 3rd.

Star Trek Beyond

Synopsis: The the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the lead roles.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and Idris Elba.

Release date: July 22nd.

Ben-Hur (2016)

Official synopsis: The story follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Both must come to choose between retribution or forgiveness.

Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Gal Gadot, and Morgan Freeman.

Release date: August 12th.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise in JACK REACHER

Official synopsis: Jack Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, and Aldis Hodge.

Release date: October 21st.

Untitled Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard Romantic Thriller

Synopsis: 1942. After falling in love with a French agent during a dangerous North African mission, an Allied counter-intelligence agent is quietly notified that the woman he has married and had a baby with is likely a Nazi spy.

Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Release date: November 23rd.

As with every movie studio, there are plenty of films that will become known as the year and film festivals go on; more films will be introduced under the Paramount umbrella.

Below you can check out our other studio previews for 2016:

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