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Polycarpleave your comments

Tagline: Perfect love casts out fear

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Christiano Film Group—Director/Writer: Joe Henline—“The Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey” (2011)

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Have you ever wondered what happened to the early Christians after the Book of Acts? What trials did they face and overcome? POLYCARP is like a journey to the past, giving us a glimpse of that world.

A young slave girl, Anna, is rescued and adopted by Christians in the 2nd century Smyrna and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. As Anna is taught by Polycarp and her new family, she struggles to reconcile her beliefs with those of the Christians. When the Roman proconsul demands that all citizens worship Caesar to show their allegiance to Rome, Polycarp and the Christians must find courage to stand for their faith against the growing threat of persecution. Anna is forced to come to grips with the truth and choose whom she is willing to live - and die - for.

“POLYCARP is a God-honoring, Christ-centered, and moving story that will make you want to run with the divine message, while we still have the God-given liberty.” - Ray Comfort, evangelist and best-selling author

“I appreciate how this movie, based on the true historical account of the life of Polycarp, challenges all Christians concerning what we might do in the face of persecution. Because Christianity is increasingly under attack in our secularized Western world, POLYCARP is a ‘must watch’ for every Christian.” - Ken Ham, president, Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum

“POLYCARP issues a call that resonates with Joshua's mandate to 'choose you this day whom you will serve.' This is a moving story of second-century persecution, reminiscent of the persecution many believers face today.” - The Kendrick Brothers, creators of “Courageous,” “Fireproof,” and “Facing the Giants”
Christian History Drama
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Tagline: Believe the impossible

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Open: April 24, 2015 (wide—1,045 theaters)

LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving, utterly unique story that will capture your heart and lift your spirits. “Little Boy” tells the heartwarming story of a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The story reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 40s, “Little Boy” is a cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of an 8-year old little boy.

From the filmmakers who won the prestigious Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award for the movie Bella, “Little Boy” features an all-star cast with two Oscar nominated actors and is directed by Smithsonian Institute Award Winning Director Alejandro Monteverde, produced by Eduardo Verastegui and Leo Severino, written by Alejandro Monteverde and Pepe Portillo. Executive Producers Azcarraga, Bernardo Gomez, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Mickey O'Hare and Sean Wolfington.

Faith-based War Comedy Drama
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currently showing nationwide—2,012 U.S. theaters

Narrated by Tina Fey

Documentary
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True StoryRleave your comments

Tagline: Some mysteries are beyond belief.

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currently showing nationwide—831 U.S. theaters / Request assignment for theatrical release or later DVD release

Fox Searchlight—Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones / Director: Rupert Goold

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Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) is a journalist for the New York Times whose world is rocked when he discovers a murderer named Christian Longo (James Franco) has been living in Mexico under his identity. When Longo is brought back to the U.S., the only person he’ll tell his story to is Finkel.

Based on the memoir by Michael Finkel, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa which is official described as follows:

On February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship—a reporting job that morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

Hill plays the part of Finkel with Franco taking on the role of Longo.
Biography Mystery Thriller Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicole Granath by May 31

currently showing nationwide—3,371 U.S. theaters

Romance Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Jeremy Landes by Apr 26
Alternate:
  • Gabriel Mohler

Open: April 24, 2015 (limited—300+ theaters)

War Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty by Apr 25
Alternate:
  • ?-Christina Dietrich

Open: April 24, 2015 (wide—2,991 theaters)

Romance Fantasy Drama
Friday, May 1, 2015
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Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13leave your comments

Open: May 1, 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.)—Starring: Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts

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based on the classic love story by Thomas Hardy, a beautiful young woman who maintains relationships with three very different men.

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Romance Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by May 3
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: May 1, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure 3D Sequel
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by May 7
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DVD release: May 5, 2015

Fantasy Suspense Thriller
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicole Granath
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DVD: May 5, 2015

Drama
Friday, May 8, 2015
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BravetownRleave your comments

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Open: May 8, 2015 (limited) or DVD: June 16, 2015

Tagline: Life hurts. Love heals.

eOne Entertainment—Starring: Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Maria Bello, Laura Dern / Director: Daniel Duran

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Josh (Lucas Till) is perhaps the most prominent DJ at the hottest, most exclusive club in New York City. All of the major labels are ready to sign this young man who’s well on his way to a life of fame and fortune. But after an overdose, his real age is revealed and this 17-year-old is sentenced by the court—with his mother’s (Maria Bello) blessing—to live out the rest of his underage years under the custody of his estranged father (Tom Everett Scott) in the small army town of Paragon, North Dakota.

He is quickly enrolled in the local high school, where he plans to keep a low profile until he can ride out the end of his sentence and get back to New York.

In just trying to ride out the next few months, keeping his head low and living under the radar, Josh meets Mary, captain of the dance team, the worse in the district, the state, possibly the country. This unexpected encounter destroys his plan to stay out of the limelight and not care about anyone but himself. Ordered by the court to meet with a psychotherapist (Josh Duhamel), Josh begins to discover the depth of his pain and to find sympathy for the people of this army town who carry the burden, pain and the loss of their loved ones to the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Through the people of this small town, Josh discovers that there are bigger purposes in life than fame and fortune and caring for others opens up to a life he never thought was possible.

Josh is a lost soul with an extraordinary musical talent set on a journey to encounter what he was least expecting but undoubtedly needed most. Feeling like it’s him against the world at first, his path is crossed by many people looking for their own fate, that in the end, his presence in their lives turns out to be of extraordinary importance.

He is recruited by Mary, the captain of the school’s struggling dance team, to mix the music for their routines. When the team wins their first competition in seven years on the strength of their new DJ, Josh softens and starts to consider that the small town may be less of a “sentence” than he feared. Through his stunning performances with the school’s now-competitive dance team, and his blossoming relationship with Mary, Josh begins to find empathy for the people of the town who carry the burden of lost loved ones from recent wars. And when he meets Mary’s troubled mother (Laura Dern), still reeling from the loss of her son, Josh finds that his presence in the town may be of an importance far beyond anything he could have imagined.

With dazzling dance routines and set to the backbeat of the groundbreaking Electronic Dance Music scene, BRAVETOWN tells the story of a boy with an extraordinary musical talent set on a journey to find what he was looking for the least, but undoubtedly needed the most.
Music Drama
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Tagline: Armed and sort of dangerous.

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Open: May 8, 2015

—Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara

Action Crime Comedy
Friday, May 15, 2015
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Area 51R

Open: May 15, 2015 (limited—theaters and video on demand)

Paramount Insurge, Paramount Pictures—Director: Oren Peli

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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government’s secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Sci-Fi Horror Thriller
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Tagline: An unexpected journey. An unexpected friendship.

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Open: May 15, 2015

Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by May 16
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Open: May 15, 2015 (wide)

Music Comedy Sequel
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by May 17
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Open: May 15, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller 3D IMAX
Friday, May 22, 2015
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Open: May 22, 2015

Supernatural Horror Thriller 3D Remake
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: May 22, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Adventure Mystery
Friday, May 29, 2015
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Open: May 29, 2015 (wide)

Director: Cameron Crowe—“Vanilla Sky,” “Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous” / Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride

Romance Comedy Drama
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Hillsong: Let Hope Riseleave your comments

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Open: May 29, 2015 (limited)

Warner Bros. Pictures

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The film follows the remarkable journey of Hillsong United from youth worship band to worldwide sensation. Chronicling the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, the film shows how the music of Hillsong is so widely used in worship around the world.

The music of Hillsong is so popular it is estimated that on any given Sunday, more than 50 million churchgoers around the world are singing their songs. The film shows the group’s humble beginnings as a youth worship band in a little church in Australia and to their growth into a worldwide sensation. “The aim is to give people the world over the opportunity to experience the praise and worship that has been birthed in this House.”
Documentary
ASSIGNED TO:
Ray Vera by May 31
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Open: May 29, 2015 (wide)

Disaster Action Thriller Drama 3D
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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EntourageRleave your comments

Tagline: Dream large. Live larger.

Open: June 3, 2015

Warner Bros.—Starring: Ronda Rousey – Ronda Rousey, Emily Ratajkowski, Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alice Eve, Haley Joel Osment, Jeremy Piven, Ed O'Neill, Debi Mazar, Rebecca Olejniczak, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Grenier, Armie Hammer, Mindy Robinson, Catherine Chen, Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Ferrara, Constance Zimmer, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Gary Busey / Director: Doug Ellin—“Entourage” (TV Series)

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‘Entourage’ is the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Comedy Adaptation
Friday, June 5, 2015
Applicants:
  • Jeremy Landes
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Love and MercyPG-13
also known as “Love & Mercy”

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Open: June 5, 2015

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Dee Wallace / Director: Bill Pohlad

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Biography Music Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by June 6
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Insidious: Chapter 3PG-13
also known as “Insidious Chapter ”

Open: June 5, 2015

Supernatural Horror Thriller
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Jun 6
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SpyR

Open: June 5, 2015 (wide)

Action Spy Crime Comedy
Friday, June 12, 2015
Applicants:
  • Samuel A. Torcasio
  • Curtis McParland
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Jurassic World
also known as “Jurassic Park 4,” “Jurassic Park IV”

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Open: June 12, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus / Director: Colin Trevorrow

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Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

Budget: $150-million (estimated)
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Horror 3D IMAX
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Dope

Open: June 19, 2015

Open Road Films—Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Blake Anderson, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Keith Stanfield / Director: Rick Famuyiwa

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Set in the post-hip hop, gang-infested neighborhood of Inglewood, Calif., Dope tackles the story of a high school geek (Shameik Moore) trying to get into Harvard while dodging drug dealers and other obstacles.

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Featuring new songs by Pharrell Williams.
Comedy Drama
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
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Inside OutPG

Tagline: Meet the little voices inside your head.

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Open: June 19, 2015 (wide)

Walt Disney Pictures—Starring: Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith / Director: Pete Docter—“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “WALL·E”

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The story is told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a young girl, Riley, where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness, try to lead the girl through her life.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Animation Family Comedy
Friday, June 26, 2015
Applicants:
  • Ray Vera
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MaxPG

Tagline: Best friend. Hero. Marine.

Open: June 26, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Jay Hernandez, Thomas Haden Church / Director: Boaz Yakin—“Remember the Titans”

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A Belgian Shepherd working in Afghanistan alongside Marines returns from service after his handler is killed. The man’s devastated family adopts the dog - erratic and still suffering from the traumas of war - who ends up bonding with and helping their troubled 14-year-old son, Justin (Wiggins). Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death and pull the family together again.
Family Adventure
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Ted 2R

Open: June 26, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman / Director: Seth MacFarlane

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The continuing adventures of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane).
Fantasy Comedy Sequel
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Faith of Our FathersPG-13

Tagline: A story of fatherhood. A journey of brotherhood.

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Open: July 1, 2015

PureFlix Films—Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Candace Cameron Bure, Si Robertson / Director: Carey Scott / Producer: Downes Brothers Entertainment

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With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall-the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.
Christian Drama
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
  • Ray Vera
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Terminator: Genisys
also known as “Terminator Genisys,” “Terminator: Genesis,” “Terminator 5”

Open: July 1, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller Sequel 3D
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Magic Mike XXLR
also known as “Magic Mike 2”

Open: July 1, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Channing Tatum (as Mike), Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Danny Glover / Director: Greg Jacobs

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Comedy Drama
Friday, July 10, 2015
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
  • David Simpson
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Self/LessPG-13
also known as “Selfless”

Tagline: God created man. Man created immortality.

Open: July 10, 2015 (wide)

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Focus Features—Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Victor Garber, Derek Luke / Director: Tarsem Singh—“Immortals” (2011), “The Fall” (2006), “The Cell” (2000)

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Ryan Reynolds stars in ‘Self/Less,” an unconventional sci-fi thriller about a terminally ill billionaire who buys a chance for eternal life through an experimental underground medical procedure called ‘shedding,’ which transfers his consciousness into the cadaver of a younger man. But the promise of immortality turns into a nightmare when he experiences flashbacks which begin to reveal the disturbing origins of the body he now inhabits and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause. He finds himself on the run from a company trying to silence him.
Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller Drama
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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MinionsPG
also known as “The Minions”

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Open: July 10, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

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Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill (voice of Sandra Bullock), a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm), hatches a plot to take over the world.

In ‘Minions,’ we discover that Minions have actually existed throughout history, always seeking out the most despicable master to serve. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know. At a time before they met their current boss Gru, the Minions encountered Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and bad-ass super-villain bent on world domination.

a spin-off of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise
Animation Family Comedy 3D
Friday, July 17, 2015
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TrainwreckR
also known as “Train Wreck”

Tagline: We all know one.

Open: July 17, 2015

Universal Pictures—Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Marisa Tomei, Daniel Radcliffe, Brie Larson, Ezra Miller, John Cena, Randall Park / Director: Judd Apatow

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Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. This Judd Apatow comedy follows a woman who works at a men’s magazine by day and goes out on dates with random guys by night. She has no clue how to have a healthy relationship with a man. Her dates have always been one-night stands until a charming doctor comes into the picture.
Comedy
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Mr. HolmesPG

Tagline: The man behind the myth

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Open: July 17, 2015

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Sir Ian McKellen, Laura Linney / Director: Bill Condon

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An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

It is 1947, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), now 93, returns from Japan, where, in search of a plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now in his remote seaside farmhouse Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees with only the company of his housekeeper (Linney) and her young son, Roger.

He writes in his journal and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know.

Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the unsolved case which forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it’s too late.

Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin.
Crime Mystery Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
  • Ray Vera
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Ant-Man
also known as “Ant Man,” “Antman”

Open: July 17, 2015 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Producer: Marvel Enterprises / Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña / Director: Peyton Reed—“Yes Man” (2008)

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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

‘Ant-Man’ is about biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.
Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure Thriller Comedy Adaptation
Friday, July 24, 2015
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Southpaw

Tagline: Believe in hope.

Open: July 24, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, 50 Cent / Director: Antoine Fuqua

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From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day’) and starring Academy Award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy ‘The Great’ Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame.

With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos.

Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it.

Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself…
Sports Drama
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Paper Towns

Tagline: Get lost. Get found.

Open: July 24, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox—Director: Jake Schreier—“Robot and Frank” (2012) / Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Cara Buono

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based on Josh Boone’s novel Paper Towns (2008)

a teenager embarks on a miraculous journey to find a friend who has gone missing

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Romance Mystery Drama Adaptation
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The Vatican TapesPG-13

Tagline: For 2,000 years the Vatican has recorded evidence of evil. May God have mercy on our souls.

Open: July 24, 2015

Lionsgate—Starring: Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson / Director: Mark Neveldine

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A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry. A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman.

Follows the haunting tale of 27 year-old Angela Holmes, who accidentally cuts her finger and ends up in the emergency room. Infection leads to erratic behavior, and she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Priests examine Holmes and believe she is possessed, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.
Supernatural Horror Suspense Thriller
Distributor: Sony Pictures. Trademark logo.
Irrational Man

Open: July 24, 2015 (limited)

Sony Pictures Classics—Director: Woody Allen / Starring: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

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On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Romance Comedy Drama
Applicants:
  • John Walker
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Pixels

Open: July 24, 2015

Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)—Director: Chris Columbus / Starring: Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage

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Characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world. Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight the 1980s-era video game characters who’ve attacked New York.

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

Budget: $110-million (estimated)
Sci-Fi Action Comedy 3D
Friday, July 31, 2015
Distributor: New Line Cinema. Trademark logo.
VacationR

Open: July 31, 2015

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Ed Helms, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Regina Hall Keegan-Michael Key / Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

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The new version of the vacation adventures of the quirky dad and his family will follow young father Rusty Griswold as he gears up to take his family on a vacation. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s ‘favorite family fun park,’ Walley World.
Adventure Comedy
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
also known as “Mission: Impossible 5,” “Mission: Impossible V,” “Mission Impossible 5,” “M:I 5”

Open: July 31, 2015

Spy Action Adventure Thriller Sequel IMAX
Thursday, August 6, 2015
TriStar Pictures
Ricki and the Flash

Open: August 6, 2015

TriStar Pictures—Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield / Director: Jonathan Demme—“The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), “Philadelphia” (1993) / Written by Diablo Cody—“Juno” (2007)

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A woman (Streep) abandons her family when she is younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a rough divorce.
Drama
Friday, August 7, 2015
Applicants:
  • Ray Vera
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The Fantastic Four

Tagline: Change is coming.

Official site

Open: August 7, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson / Director: Josh Trank—“Chronicle” (2012)

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Four young scientists achieve superhuman abilities through a teleportation experiment gone haywire. They must now use these abilities to save the world from an uprising tyrant.

‘The Fantastic Four,’ a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure Reboot
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Masterminds
also known as “Loomis Fargo”

Tagline: What would you do with $17 million?

Open: August 7, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Marino / Director: Jared Hess

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Based on the true story of four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck.

In 1997, David Scott Ghannt, the driver of an armored car, formed a criminal team in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the robbery was initially successful, Ghannt and his co-conspirators were later tracked down and arrested.
Action Crime Comedy Drama
Friday, August 14, 2015
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Straight Outta Compton

Tagline: The world’s most dangerous times created the world’s most dangerous group

Open: August 14, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Rebecca Olejniczak, Keith Stanfield, R. Marcos Taylor / Director: F. Gary Gray—“The Italian Job” (2003)

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In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California rap group N.W.A., whose initials read Niggas With Attitude. The members include drug dealer turned label founder Eazy-E, young disc jockey Dr. Dre and the politically bent Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella.
Biography Music Drama
Applicants:
  • Jake Roberson
  • Pamela Gardner
  • David Simpson
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.PG-13
also known as “The Man from UNCLE”

Open: August 14, 2015

Spy Action Adventure Comedy
Applicants:
  • Emily Saur
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Underdogs
also known as “Metegol,” “Futbolín,” “Foosball,” “The Unbeatables,” “Goool!”, “Matraquilhos,” “Um Time Show de Bola”

Official site

Open: August 14, 2015

The Weinstein Company, Gkids—Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison, Katie Holmes, Bella Thorne, John Leguizamo

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A foosball player (Morrison) must defend his town and the girl he loves, Laura (Grande), from the nefarious soccer player Ace (Hoult). Everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium. He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process.

Just when it looks like all hope is lost, the toy figures from Jake’s foosball table come to life. He and the players embark on a wild adventure to save Laura and reclaim their village. With the help of his team, his town and a little bit of magic, Jake will try to save the day.
Animation Family Sports Adventure
Friday, August 21, 2015
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Criminal

Open: August 21, 2015

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate—Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Michael Pitt, Douglas Cook / Director: Ariel Vroman

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An action movie about the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous prison inmate (Kevin Costner) in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission. Gary Oldman plays the villain.
Sci-Fi Action Thriller
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Sinister 2

Tagline: Be careful, children at play.

Open: August 21, 2015

Focus Features—Starring: Shannyn Sossamon, Tate Ellington, James Ransone / Director: Ciarán Foy

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A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. In the aftermath of the shocking events in ‘Sinister’ (2012), a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.
Horror
Friday, August 28, 2015
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War RoomPG

Tagline: Prayer is a powerful weapon

Official site

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Open: August 28, 2015

TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures, Affirm Films—produced by the Kendrick Brothers—the creators of “Flywheel,” “Facing The Giants,” “Fireproof,” and “Courageous” / Starring: Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Alex Kendrick, Karen Abercrombie, Michael Jr., Beth Moore

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From the producers of Courageous comes a family-friendly drama about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, the film follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital, and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home. The script from Alex and Stephen Kendrick sets out to remind us that prayer is a powerful weapon, as there’s untapped potential in talking to God and listening to what God says back.

WAR ROOM promises to inspire moviegoers to start fighting their own battles the right way—through prayer.

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth’s newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn’t have a prayer.

A family-friendly drama, the film is about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, it follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home.
Christian Drama
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
also known as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny”

Open: August 28, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen (first two “Ip Man” movies), Harry Shum Jr, Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Eugenia Yuan, Natasha Liu Bordizzo / Director: Yuen Wo-Ping—choreographed fight scenes in “The Matrix” trilogy and the first two “Kill Bill” movies

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A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Donnie Yen stars as Silent Wolf and Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as Yu Shu Lien. The screenplay is based on Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Du Lu, book 5 in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy series, on which the original ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ was based.

set to hit IMAX theaters and the Netflix streaming-video service simultaneously
Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Drama Sequel IMAX
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Hitman: Agent 47

Official site

Open: August 28, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Film Corporation—Starring: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds / Director: Aleksander Bach

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an assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry

This is a reboot of the 2007 film.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones—endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

A re-imagine of Square Enix video-game ‘Hitman’-series about the bald assassin named 47.
Action Crime Thriller Adaptation
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • David Simpson
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Regression

Open: August 28, 2015 (wide)

Thriller
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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No EscapeR

Tagline: A nation in revolt. Innocent civilians caught in the middle. How far would you go to survive?

Open: September 2, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan / Director: John Erick Dowdle—“Quarantine,” “Devil,” “The Poughkeepsie Tapes”

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‘No Escape’ centers on an American businessman (Owen Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising—a coup, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed by rebels.
Action Thriller
Friday, September 4, 2015
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The Transporter Refueled
also known as “Transporter 4,” “The Transporter Legacy”

Open: September 4, 2015

EuropaCorp USA—Starring: Ray Stevenson, Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol / Director: Camille Delamarre

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In the criminal underworld of France, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is known as The Transporter—the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price. He abides by 3 simple rules: no names, no questions and no renegotiations. That is until he meets a mysterious and lethal femme fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol), leader of a group of deadly assailants. Stopping at nothing to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers, Anna knows Frank is the best man for the job and holds his father (Ray Stevenson) for ransom to ensure his cooperation. Now Frank and his father are forced to team up with Anna to bring these villains to justice in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.

In this reboot of the story of transporter Frank Martin, actor Ed Skrein replaces Jason Statham.
Action Crime Thriller Sequel
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Jane Got a Gun
Open: September 4, 2015

Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company—Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro / Director: Gavin O'Connor

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Follows a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce this installment of his groundbreaking ‘Jurassic Park’ series,
Western Crime Thriller Drama
Friday, September 11, 2015
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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The Visit

Tagline: No one loves you like your grandparents

Official site

Open: September 11, 2015

Universal Pictures—Director: M. Night Shyamalan / Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould

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A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.

‘The Visit’ focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
Thriller
Friday, September 18, 2015
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
EverestPG-13
also known as “Everest: An IMAX 3D Experience”

Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes / Director: Baltasar Kormákur—“2 Guns” (2013), “Contraband” (2012)

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Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Adventure Thriller Drama 3D IMAX
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
CaptivePG-13

Open: September 18, 2015

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mimi Rogers / Director: Jerry Jameson—“Raise the Titanic”

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The film is based on the true events that occurred in Atlanta, Ga., on March 11, 2005. Captivating national attention, Brian Nichols (David Oyelow), shot and killed the judge assigned to his case, a court reporter, a sheriff’s deputy, and a FBI agent, while escaping from prison While eluding a statewide manhunt, Nichols took a single mother struggling with drug addiction, Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), as a random hostage in her own apartment. Over the course of her ordeal, Smith used a book she had been given, Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life, to reason with her captor, with surprising results.

This film is an adaptation of Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly.
Faith-based Crime Thriller Drama Adaptation
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Black MassR

Tagline: Based on the true story of Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.

Open: September 18, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Julianne Nicholson, Rory Cochrane / Director: Scott Cooper—“Crazy Heart” (2009) / Producer: Cross Creek Pictures

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This movie takes a look at abuse of power and the bonds of brotherhood. It promises to be the true story of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger, FBI agent John Connelly and the FBI’s witness protection program that was created by J. Edgar Hoover. This unholy alliance spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. The film is based on the the nonfiction book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, written by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neil.

Whitey Bulger is the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

‘Black Mass’ tells the story of James ‘Whitey‘ Bulger, an Irish street punk in Boston with a penchant for rape and robbery, who spent much of his early life incarcerated. When released from Alcatraz, Whitey returned to his thug lifestyle and rose to power in organized crime by using his FBI informant status to bring down the Italian mafia in New England. He and his fellow hood Steve Flemmi, fed incriminating information on the Italian mob to FBI agents John J. Connolly Jr. and Dick Morris, allowing them to make highly publicized arrests while Bulger filled the void in the upper echelon of Boston organized crime.

Whitey Bulger reigned as crime boss into the 1990’s until a corruption investigation disgraced Morris, who admitted to taking bribes from Bulger and, with Connolly’s alleged assistance, aided and abetted criminal activities involving narcotics, extortion, and murder. Bulger escaped arrest and was on the run for more than a decade, before being apprehended in Santa Monica, CA in 2012.

After the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.
Biography Action Crime Drama Adaptation
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
also known as “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” “The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials”

Open: September 18, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox—Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Dylan O'Brien, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson's primary photoPatricia Clarksozn / Director: Wes Ball

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After having escaped the deadly maze, the teenage Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles, including solar flares and disease.
Teen Sci-Fi Action Thriller Sequel
Friday, September 25, 2015
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Before I WakePG-13
also known as “Somnia”

Open: September 25, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish / Director: Mike Flanagan—“Oculus” (2013)

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A haunting, emotionally absorbing film about a young couple who adopt an orphaned child whose dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps, altering reality. The film explores the enduring bonds between parent and child and is punctuated by sequences of intense, visceral terror that only a child’s imagination could conjure.
Supernatural Horror Thriller
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Hotel Transylvania 2

Tagline: Drac’s pack is back

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Columbia Pictures—Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks / Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

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When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.

So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny—and in for a major cultural shock of her own—‘Vampa’ Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a ‘monster-in-training’ boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood—and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania—things are going to get batty!
Animation Family Comedy Sequel
Friday, October 2, 2015
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The WalkPG

Tagline: Every dream begins with a single step

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

TriStar Pictures—Sony Pictures—Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Philippe Petit), Charlotte LeBon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale / Director: Robert Zemeckis—“Back to the Future” (1985), “Flight” (2012), “A Christmas Carol” (2009), “Beowulf” (2007)

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The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Adventure Drama True Story Adaptation 3D IMAX
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Victor Frankenstein

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay / Director: Paul McGuigan—“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Push,” “Wicker Park” / Screenwriter: Max Landis

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James McAvoy is Viktor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor, in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein
Horror Thriller Adaptation
Distributor: Focus Features. Trademark logo.
London Has Fallen

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Focus Features—Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Angela Bassett / Director: Babak Najafi

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In London, Mike Banning discovers an assassination plot. The three main characters—a U.S. Secret Service agent (Butler), the U.S. president (Eckhart) and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (Freeman)—are attending the funeral of the British prime minister.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
Action Adventure Sequel
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
Adam Jones

Open: October 2, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lily James, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scarmacio, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene, Alicia Vikander / Director: John Wells

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a chef assembles a crew together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever.

Chef Adam Jones (Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Miller).
Comedy
Friday, October 9, 2015
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Steve Jobs

Official site

Open: October 9, 2015

Universal Pictures—Director: Danny Boyle / Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels / Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin

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His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, Steven Paul Jobs.

This film is based on the biography Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson and is divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches. Fully authorized, the book is officially described as follows:

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Biography Drama
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Kidnap

Open: October 9, 2015

Relativity Studios—Starring: Halle Berry / Director: Luis Prieto

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‘Kidnap’ is a heart-stopping action thriller following a mother (Halle Berry) who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son.
Thriller
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Pan

Tagline: Every legend has a beginning

Official site

Open: October 9, 2015

Warner Bros.—Starring: Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, Garett Hedlund / Director: Joe Wright—“Hanna” (2011), “Atonement” (2007), “Pride & Prejudice” (2005)

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The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan—the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against evil pirates.

A new take on J.M. Barrie’s classic character, the story centers on how Peter Pan and the man who becomes Captain Hook start out as friends, with Hook working as a member of the crew on Blackbeard’s pirate ship.
Family Fantasy Adventure Comedy Adaptation 3D IMAX
Friday, October 16, 2015
Distributor: PureFlix. Trademark logo.
Woodlawn

Official site

Open: October 16, 2015, 2015

PureFlix—Directors: Jon and Andrew Erwin—“Moms’ Night Out,” “October Baby” / Starring: Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Virginia Williams, Nic Bishop

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What happens when football and faith come together in the most relevant, life-changing way possible? The answer to that question can be found in the upcoming feature film WOODLAWN. The Erwin Brothers (‘Moms’ Night Out,’ ‘October Baby’) have partnered with Pure Flix (‘God's Not Dead,’ ‘Do You Believe?’) and Provident Films (‘Fireproof,’ ‘Courageous’) to present this undeniable true story surrounding the spiritual awakening that captured the Woodlawn High School football team in 1973—bringing love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.

Starring Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, and newcomer Caleb Castille, WOODLAWN demonstrates what can happen when true love and unbridled unity meet at the 50-yard line. With the racially-charged early 1970s as its backdrop, WOODLAWN and its groundbreaking African American superstar Tony Nathan experience an unprecedented time of revival and reconciliation that ultimately leads to the largest high school game ever played in Birmingham.

The story is focused on star African-American player Tony Nathan and the spiritual awakening during 1973-74 season at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham amid forced integration of Alabama’s public high schools. Nathan was successfully recruited by Bryant to play for the University of Alabama and went on to a successful professional career.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to share its message of hope with friends, family members and football fans alike. Get ready to see what happens WHEN GOD SHOWS UP!
Christian Sports Drama
Friday, October 23, 2015
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Tagline: Paranormal Activity 5

Open: October 23, 2015

Paramount Pictures —Starring: Katie Featherston, Tyler Craig /Director: Gregory Plotkin—“The Insider” (1999), “Fracture” (2007), “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009)

Supernatural Horror
Friday, October 30, 2015
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Scouts vs. Zombies
also known as “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies”

Open: October 30, 2015

Paramount Pictures—Director: Christopher Landon—Disturbia (2007), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) / Starring: Halston Sage, Tye Sheridan, David Koechner, Sara Malakul Lane

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Tye Sheridan (‘Mud,” ‘Dark Places’), Logan Miller (‘I’m in the Band,” ‘Night Moves’), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their own town from a zombie outbreak.
Horror Comedy
Friday, November 13, 2015
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Rock The Kasbah

Open: November 13, 2015

Open Road Films—Starring: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan / Director: Barry Levinson—“Sleepers” (1996), “Toys” (1992), “Wag the Dog” (1997)

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A burned out music manager goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, the ‘Afghan Star,’ Afghanistan’s equivalent of ‘American Idol.’ However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Comedy Drama
Friday, December 11, 2015
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In the Heart of the SeaPG-13

Open: December 11, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: Ron Howard / Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland, Jordi Mollà

Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex.

Copyrighted book coverIn the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

The real-life maritime disaster of a whaling ship preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home, inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

‘Heart of the Sea’ reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. The film also stars Tom Holland as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

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2015
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Tagline: What on Earth could hold more power than a king?

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Paramount Pictures—Starring: Pierce Brosnan (King Louis XIV), William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Bingbing Fan (mermaid) / Director: Sean McNamara—“Soul Surfer” (2011)

In an incredible world of real Kings and Queens, comes a fantasy unlike any other. It’s a story between King Louis XIV and a mermaid.

Copyrighted poster art King Louis XIV’s quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter’s discovery of the creature. Vonda N. McIntyre’s book upon which this film is based beat George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones to claim the 1997 Nebula Award, the greatest prize for a fantasy novel.

Themes of the book include trying to understand an alien form of life, the effect of political and religious beliefs on scientific endeavors, and historic barriers for women pursuing scientific interests.

Budget: $40-million (estimated)

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