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Sony Announces Venom Movie, Pushes Back The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Sony Considering Sale of Film and TV Businesses After Difficult Year

The New York Post has reported that Tokyo’s Sony Corporation is “listening to bank pitches about a potential sale of its film and TV operations.”

Several sources told The Post that numerous banks have been visiting Sony offices with pitches. The article speculates that because Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has not filled outgoing Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton’s position despite the ample notice of Lynton’s departure, there may not be a position to fill.

This news is not entirely surprising. According to Box Office Mojo, Sony/Columbia was the fifth highest earning major studio in 2016, with a market share of just 8% when accounting for all 22 films they released during the year. To put that into perspective, 20th Century Fox and Universal each released 17 films in 2016, and each studio had a market share of 12.9% and 12.4%, respectively. Buena Vista released just 13 movies in 2016, but it held an impressive 26.3% of the market share.

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Don’t Breathe Director, Fede Alvarez, May Direct Sony’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Followup

Variety has reported that Sony Pictures may be close to selecting Fede Alvarez, director of the Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe, to direct its followup to 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film will reportedly be based on the novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Based on the tremendous critical and financial success of the grisly Don’t Breathe, it isn’t surprising that Alvarez would be a top contender for taking a crack at this notoriously dark and intense series.

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Trailer for Sony’s THE SHALLOWS

The trailer for Sony’s   The Shallows   has been released. Blake Lively stars in the thriller, which its theaters June 29.   Jaume Collet-Serra directs from a script by Anthony Jaswinski. Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem are producing.

The story centers around Nancy (Lively), who recently lost her mother. She finds herself being hunted by a Great White shark while surfing off a secluded beach.   She must fight for her life, stranded only 200 yards from shore, as she attempts to outsmart the massive predator.

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Horror Anthology SOUTHBOUND on DVD May 17

 

The horror anthology Southbound will be available to purchase on DVD May 17. It is currently available on Digital and On Demand platforms.   You can view the  trailer and  full press release below.

 

From the Creators of the V/H/S Trilogy

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

Available on DVD May 17

Now on Digital and On Demand

 

Bonus Features Include Commentary, Deleted Scenes Reel, Outtakes Reel, Plus Photo Gallery

 

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – All roads lead to terror in the acclaimed horror anthology SOUTHBOUND, available on DVD May 17, 2016, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. From the creators of the popular V/H/S trilogy, the movie follows the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway. Directed by Roxanne Benjamin (producer, V/H/S 1-3), David Bruckner (V/H/S), Patrick Horvath (Entrance) and the film collective known as Radio Silence (V/H/S), the movie stars Kate Beahan (TV’s “Mistresses”, The Wicker Man), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (V/H/S), and Mather Zickel (TV’s “Masters of Sex,” Hail, Caesar!).

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