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Dan Harmon Gives Update on “Truly Terrifying” ‘Community’ Movie

“I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to say that the story would involve the gang getting back together,” says Dan Harmon. That’s how he, star Joel McHale and co-writer Andrew Guest pitched the Community movie around town, pre-strike. And though Harmon and Guest still have work to do on the script, which […]

Sony Unwraps New CLED Displays Aimed at Virtual Production

Sony has unwrapped a new ‘Verona’ line of the company’s Crystal LED direct view displays designed for use in virtual production. The tech giant’s cinematic production solutions group has been developing the line (currently four models) with input and feedback from various companies and individuals including cinematographers, though the company only disclosed that Epic Games […]

Sony India, Zee Entertainment Merger Gets Key Approval

Indian regulators have approved, after much delay, the proposed merger between Sony’s TV operations in India and the country’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It would bring together linear TV networks, digital businesses, production operations and content libraries to create an Indian sector powerhouse. The merger, first unveiled in 2021, faced antitrust and other concerns. Last year, the […]

Sony Pictures Quarterly Profit Drops to $115M

Sony Pictures saw its fiscal first-quarter bottom line drop to a profit of $115 million (16 billion yen), down 68 percent from the $394 million (50.7 billion yen) profit it reported during the same period in 2022. While theatrical sales were up, revenue from new TV series and streaming licensing were down. Promotional costs also […]

‘Spider-Verse,’ ‘Kraven the Hunter’ Delayed as First Major Theatrical Dominos Fall Amid Strikes

The dominos started falling Friday as Sony made a number of changes to its theatrical calendar amid the actors and writers strikes, including taking Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse off its spring 2024 date. The studio also shifted its release plans for August racing pic Gran Turismo as it scrambles to figure out another way to […]

‘Twisted Metal,’ Starring Anthony Mackie, Coming to Paramount+ in Canada

Paramount+ has acquired action-comedy series Twisted Metal, starring Anthony Mackie, for Canada in a deal with producer Sony Pictures Television (SPT). All 10 episodes of the live-action adaptation of the PlayStation classic game series, which is set to debut in the U.S. on NBCUniversal streamer Peacock late this month, will premiere in Canada exclusively on Paramount Global’s Paramount+ on Aug. […]

Raunchy Comedies Try for a Comeback in Theaters

The first trailer for Sony’s sex comedy No Hard Feelings, hitting theaters June 23, includes star Jennifer Lawrence consoling an ex by declaring she hasn’t forgotten him: “Last night, I thought, ‘I miss that fucker.’ ” Moviegoers might share similar nostalgia, recalling a not-long-ago era when studio offerings centering on ribald jokes would regularly play theatrically — […]

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is on a Wild Rampage in ‘Kraven the Hunter’ Trailer

The hunt is officially on, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson is going on a wild rampage in the latest trailer for Kraven the Hunter. The footage, released Monday, shows a glimpse at how Taylor-Johnson’s Sergei Kravinoff became the Kraven. While on a safari to hunt lions with his father (Russell Crowe), a crime lord and hunter, Sergei […]

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Opens to So-So $17.2M

Sony’s critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse opened to $17.2 million in China over the weekend — a respectable start but a fraction of its barnstorming $120.5 million opening in North America. As in the U.S., the film has been very well received by Chinese critics and filmgoers alike. It currently scores 9.4 on ticketing […]

Cannes: Sony Takes North American Rights to ‘Paddington 3’

Paddington in Peru is packing its bag for Sony. The studio has picked up the North American rights to the third film about the lovable bear in the red hat and duffle coat. Heyday and StudioCanal are producing the feature. StudioCanal, which is fully backing the movie, will release Paddington in Peru in the U.K., […]

Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Fernando Trueba’s Animated ‘They Shot the Piano Player’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to the animated feature They Shot the Piano Player from Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, the duo behind Oscar nominee Chico & Rita. The plan is for an awards season release. The company also acquired the rights for the film in Latin America, Scandinavia, India, the […]

Sky, Sony Renew Content Deal for U.K., Ireland

Comcast’s European pay TV giant Sky and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed to a multi-year continuation of their content partnership in the U.K. and Ireland, which will see Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films and Sony TV series come to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment customers. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The deal covers such upcoming […]