SONY PICTURES RELEASE SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 2016
RELEASES OCTOBER 13, 2016
Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy,
Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Thriller / Drama
Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.
POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
RELEASES OCTOBER 20, 2016 (LIMITED)
Dalvanius Prime, Ngoi Pēwhairangi, the Pātea Māori Club, Taika Waititi, Stan Walker, the Topp Twins
Poi E, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie POI E is the story of how that iconic song gave pride to generations of New Zealanders. From Taika Waititi giving Stan Walker his quirky take on life in the 1980s to Patea Maori Club members’ straight-talking and funny memories of the song’s visionary originator Dalvanius Prime, director Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion) captures a unique story that taps into the heart of the nation.
RELEASES OCTOBER 27, 2016 (LIMITED)
Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny,
Charles Berling, Virgine Aefira
Drama / Thriller
Official Selection — Cannes Film Festival
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
RELEASES NOVEMBER 24, 2016 (LIMITED)*
Daisy Ridley, Nurgaiv Aisholpan, Rys Nurgaiv,
Kuksyegyen Almagul, Boshai Dalaikhan, Bosaga Rys
Documentary / Adventure
The Eagle Huntress Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
RELEASES DECEMBER 1, 2016
Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, James Faulkner, Charles Dance
Action / Supernatural
The next instalment in the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
THE FAMILY FANG
RELEASES DECEMBER 1, 2016 (EXCLUSIVE TO CINEMA NOVA)
Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett
Comedy / Drama
Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, children of celebrated performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett).
When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, the siblings are forced to unpack long-dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods as they search for their parents. Caustically funny and deeply felt, Bateman’s critically acclaimed sophomore feature directorial effort is based on Kevin Wilson’s best-selling novel.
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK (3D)
RELEASES JANUARY 12, 2017
Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund,
Chris Tucker, Steve Martin, Joe Alwyn
Oscar winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) returns with another thought-provoking and visual masterpiece that takes us on a journey with returned soldier Billy Lynn and his long walk from battle.
The film is an adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel.
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
RELEASES JANUARY 26, 2017
Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ruby Rose, Iain Glen, William Levy, Shawn Roberts, Rola Lee Joon-Gi
Action / Sci- Fi
Paul W.S. Anderson
Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series Resident Evil comes the final instalment in the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
RELEASES FEBRUARY 2, 2017*
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle
Black Comedy / Drama
The sequel to Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed 1996 cult hit Trainspotting.
THE DARK TOWER
RELEASES FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick
Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Based on the series of books written by Stephen King.
A STREET CAT NAMED BOB
RELEASES MARCH 2, 2017
Bob, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggat, Anthony Head
Based on the international best-selling book, A Street Cat Named Bob is the true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
RELEASES MARCH 16, 2017
Jon Bernthal, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez
Action / Comedy / Crime
A young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game, but after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
RELEASES MARCH/ APRIL 2017
Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello
Animated / Family / Fantasy
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
*Denotes date or title change from last month
RELEASES MAY 11, 2017
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson
Sci-Fi / Thriller
An international space crew discovers life on Mars.
ROCK THAT BODY*
RELEASES JUNE 22, 2017
Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Grazer
Rock That Body is a raunchy comedy that follows a group of five friends who rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette party that goes off the rails.
RELEASES JULY 6, 2017
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Action / Adventure
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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