"Westworld" star Thandie Newton revealed several stories about shocking behavior she's encountered from Hollywood executives and creatives over the course of her career in a provocative interview with Vulture. The actor cited incidents ranging from press coverage of her alleged sexual assault to what she remembers as a racist encounter with former Sony Pictures head […]
Apple TV Plus has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama “Greyhound” following a bidding war for the movie, which was previously set for a Father's Day theatrical release. Six-month-old Apple TV Plus announced the deal Tuesday. The streaming service did not disclose when it will release "Greyhound." […]
Master of Bayhem Michael Bay made his second "Bad Boys" cameo in "Bad Boys for Life."
Spider-Man fans hoping to see more Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have just had their last hopes dashed.
Amid the breakup between Sony and Marvel, star Tom Holland also weighed in on the future of the web-slinger.
Disney hasn’t killed Spider-Man, but they’ve at least left him mortally wounded. It was announced last night, to cries of horror and threats of boycott from Marvel Universe fans, that the pre-existing deal between Spider-Man rights holders Sony and Disney, the home of the Marvel Universe, was to be scrapped, meaning no more Spider-Man/Marvel Universe crossovers, the abandonment of Avengers-adjacent stories set up in this summer’s Spider-Man: Far from Home, and an uncertain future for Tom Holland’s superhero.According to Deadline, Disney wanted to change the financial particulars of the deal, suggesting they and Sony implement a 50/50 co-financing agreement moving forward, which Sony baulked at, as it would reportedly cut into their profits.
Sony Pictures has gone public over its divorce with Disney on future "Spider-Man" projects. In a rare public rebuke to Disney, Sony announced Tuesday night that it was "disappointed" over the decision, highlighting Disney's refusal to allow Marvel President Kevin Feige to continue as a producer on the projects. It also praised Feige, who teamed […]
Reversing a trend, Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted an uptick in its first quarterly report of fiscal 2019. Unveiling Q1 results in Tokyo on Tuesday, the electronics and entertainment giant said earnings at the film division rose to $3.7 million (400 million yen) versus a $68M loss in the comparable period last year. Executives on […]
Fans previously called for Liam Neeson to be 'digitally erased' from the film following his remarks during the promotional tour for 'Cold Pursuit'.
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Sony Pictures is taking its Spider-Man universe into a new direction in a #MeToo moment where Wonder Woman is being followed by a growing number of female superheroes. The studio is working on an animated <em><a href="https://deadline.com/tag/spider-women/" id="auto-tag_spider-women">Spider-Women</a></em> film that will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/bek-smith/" id="auto-tag_bek-smith">Bek Smith</a> will write the script. One of these characters could very well be Spider-Gwen, a breakout character from the Spider-Verse. This all builds on the buzz preceding the…
Sony Pictures is staking out two significant dates in 2020 for their piece of the Marvel pie, the Spider-Man universe. An untitled Sony-Marvel project will hit theaters on July 10, 2020, with an untitled Sony-Marvel sequel following on Oct. 2. While no specifics were provided in the studio’s announcement, the July project is likely “Morbius,” […]
Following some mixed reports from critics on the Venom movie over social media, the reviews are now in.
The UK operations of Hollywood studios Sony and Warner Bros as well as Turner have become the latest high-profile U.S. firms to find themselves with massive differences between what they pay men and women – particularly with bonus payments. Sony, which posted the results as the Columbia Pictures Corporation, has found that it pays men on a mean basis 23.5% more than women and 15.2% on a median basis. This rises to 45.8% in terms of bonuses on a mean basis and 41.1% on a…
<strong>UPDATED with Sony confirmation</strong>: Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman just validated Deadline’s morning scoop that the studio won worldwide rights on Quentin Tarantino’s new film, the first of his long career to not be directed for either Miramax or The Weinstein Company. This email was just dispersed internally on the Culver City lot. <em>Dear Colleagues,</em> <em>I am pleased to report that late last night, Sony did indeed succeed in securing the worldwide rights in all media to Quentin Ta…</em>
Sony Pictures Television has taken a stake in Stolen Picture, the recently minted film and TV production company set up by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Sony has taken a minority stake and will distribute Stolen Picture’s TV projects. Miles Ketley has been named CEO of the company. He joins from Jane Tranter’s “His Dark... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/sony-simon-pegg-and-nick-frost-stolen-picture-1202564250/" title="Read Sony Buys Into Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture Production Company">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Tom Rothman is betting the film will reinvigorate his studio's biggest asset — thanks in large part to a deal with Marvel by his predecessor.
Sony has recorded a full-year net profit of $655M, a 50% fall from the previous year, while its Pictures division posted a loss of $719M year-on-year, driven by box office underperformance. Sales and operating revenue for the division sat at $8B overall. The results fall in line with the company's recent revision of results: It's nine month results saw a $913M loss in the Pictures division, largely related to a $962M impairment charge of goodwill, which was included in…
The impairment charge came due to a downward revision of future profit projections "primarily due to a lowering of previous expectations regarding the home entertainment business."
Sony Pictures will next year release an animated movie about emojis. It’s called ‘The Emoji Movie’ and today we got our first ‘Meh’-tastic look at it. That’s not to say ‘meh’ was our reaction to it, it’s just the name of Steven Wright’s Mel Meh, a meh emoji who “announces” the film with all the enthusiasm you’d expect given his name. Mel isn’t the star of the film, that’s TJ Miller’s Gene – an emoji cast as an outsider who teams up Hi-5 (James Corden) and Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer) on an adventure through a teenagers phone. On their way they’ll pass through popular apps such as Candy Crush Saga, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Spotify, Shazam and YouTube, among others.
In what may be unexpected casting news, Amy Schumer has reportedly landed the lead role in the ‘Barbie’ movie. Sony are producing the live-action, PG-rated comedy adventure based on the long-running Mattel toyline. Given that the Barbie doll has long been controversial for promoting what some call unrealistic physical standards to young girls, the fuller-figured Schumer seems an unlikely choice for the role – but apparently this is part of what the ‘Barbie’ movie will be about.
News regarding Sony’s planned ‘Spider-Man’ spin-off movies will arrive “before too long” according to Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman. Sony’s plans for an extended Spidey universe were set back when the studio struck a deal to reboot 'Spider-Man’ as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Sony had planned a handful of spin-offs for the last, ill-fated iteration of Spidey films helmed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield. Venom and the Sinister Six were set to star in their own films, but Sony have been quiet about plans since the Marvel deal.