Yesterday Paramount announced a number of big releases for 2016, and thankfully they all fit within the HCF favoured genres, so naturally we will share them all with you below.
The announcements were made at CineEurope.
Paranormal Activity 5 has been pushed back from a planned October release this year, all the way to 2016. There was no reason given for the massive delay, but I would imagine the delay is in order to get the franchise back in favour of horror fan by delivering a really good sequel. Paranormal Activity 4, released in October 2012, was a bit rubbish, and after the excellent Paranormal Activity 3, it all but killed the franchise.
Then came this years Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which was actually one of the strongest in the series, but sadly it did not perform as well as expected, which may have set alarm bell ringing. So the delay could be a good thing if it is for the right reasons.
Gregory Plotkin makes his directorial debut with Paranormal Activity 5, and Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark are writing the screenplay.
During their presentation, Paramount also confirmed that Timur Bekmambetov’s (NightWatch) Ben Hur remake will arrive in cinemas on February 26th 2016, and Beverly Hills Cop 4 arrives March 25th 2016.
For the reminder of this year, Paramounts big releases include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hercules and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and looking ahead to 2015 the big releases include Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water, Terminatorr: Genesis, Mission Impossible 5 and Friday the 13th sequel/ reboot/ whatever.
However, in 2016 Paramount intends to continue with the sequel tradition, and as expected, the majority of these films will be presented in 3D.
In 2016, it has been confirmed Paramount will release Star Trek 3, Paranormal Activity 5, Transformers 5, Hansel and Gretel 2 and G.I. Joe 3.
No specific dates were given, but there appears to be a lot to look forward to, and while 2015 is set to be the year to beat in terms of big releases, 2016 is already looking very strong.