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10:00 AM on 03.25.2014

Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican

Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface....

Nick Valdez


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

Terra Battle, the highly anticipated RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, launches worldwide on October 9th. Find out more




6:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Universal sets release dates for Pitch Perfect 2, others

Hot off the heels of announcing Elizabeth Banks as the director for the upcoming Pitch Perfect sequel, Universal has announced a slew of release dates over the next two years. Here in attendance is Guillermo Del Toro's Crimso...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Vin Diesel says Universal wants more Riddick

Although Riddick completely flopped at the box office despite Vin Diesel leveraging his own house to make it a reality, like Dredd (Riddick's brother in R rated but ignored glory), it has found its place on home video. On his...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Elizabeth Banks to direct Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect was a splendid surprise back when it released in 2012. It's funny (but not exactly brilliant), has cool women that do cool things, and the music's pretty fly ("Cups" ended being one of 2013's biggest singles). I...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Universal announces another Grinch remake

God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was thi...

Mike Cosimano

12:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Fast & Furious 7 getting rewrites to honor Paul Walker

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has officially halted its production for the time being to properly get its bearings after losing Paul Walker, Universal is still in the midst of a very confusing situation. One of the many optio...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 12.04.2013

Part of sales of Fast & Furious 6 going to charity

Since the death of Paul Walker things have been very up in the air with Fast & Furious 7, but Universal is stepping up and creating some good out of it. A percentage of the sales from Fast & Furious 6's Blu-ray/D...

Matthew Razak



Legendary Pictures signs a deal with NBC Universal photo
Legendary Pictures signs a deal with NBC Universal
by Nick Valdez

Legendary Pictures has left Warner Bros (their deal produced such hits as The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and The Hangover trilogy) since their deal expired last June. There was an attempt to re-negotiate, but that fell through. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures has now found a new home with NBC Universal. 

Out of this deal are a few important details. Legendary will put more money into each of their films (for example, they're backing 75 percent of Pacific Rim), will expand into television, Legendary and Warner Bros will still work together to promote the upcoming Godzilla, and Legendary still plans to release films on World of Warcraft, Hot Wheels, Warren Ellis's Gravel and Mass Effect. 

I don't completely understand business stuff like this, but the timing couldn't be more perfect for Legendary. With Pacific Rim's future box office performance looking as uncertain as it does (and with Guillermo Del Toro possibly getting to do more things), Legendary Pictures' future is a little more set in stone. How this affects Warner Bros' DC Comics films is another story. Looks like they need a new backer. 

[via THR]

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10:00 PM on 07.01.2013

Cabin in the Woods to be theme park attraction

First of all, if you haven't seen Cabin in the Woods, go and do so now. There may be some potentially very small minor spoilers, but mostly having to do with locations. You have been warned! Universal Orlando wants to create ...

Logan Otremba

8:00 PM on 04.16.2013

Pitch Perfect sequel planned for 2015

Pitch Perfect flourished like wildfire from seemingly out of nowhere. I loved it for what it was and still sort of catch myself watching it from time to time. It featured a nice cast of almost nobodies (not including Anna Ken...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Trailer: The Purge

The Purge takes place in some kind of future where the government makes all sorts of crime legal for one night (12 hours) a year. This "purge" apparently makes America better by reducing crime rates and unemployment somehow....

Nick Valdez





2:30 PM on 03.19.2013

Trailer: Despicable Me 2

With this new trailer for Universal's Despicable Me 2 we're finally given a plot. You know how Gru became kind of a good guy at the end of the first one? That's going to change here. He's been recruited by the Anti-Vill...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 03.07.2013

Oblivion and Wall-E Trailer mash up

So what would happen if you combined a science fiction film from Disney/Pixar and combined it with another science fiction film from Universal? Well you would have a mash up of Wall-E and Oblivion and their respective tr...

Logan Otremba

6:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Oblivion IMAX early release cancelled

Universal Pictures really loves their movies to be released on IMAX. The month of April was rather busy for them with their release of Jurassic Park 3D in IMAX 3D for one week starting April 5th. Then Oblivion starring Tom Cr...

Logan Otremba

2:00 PM on 02.05.2013

Del Toro to produce Secret Garden adaptation

Deadline is reporting that Guillermo Del Toro is set up to produce a version of The Secret Garden by Beasts of the Southern Wild writer Lucy Alibar. Universal snapped up the pitch amiss a battle of four studios...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 11.20.2012

Universal may pick up Straight Outta Compton (NWA biopic)

F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of NWA, could finally wind up at Universal. The project has been in the works since 2009 and is currently with New Line, though a source with The Wrap says that negotiations bet...

Hubert Vigilla

3:30 PM on 11.05.2012

UPDATE: Joe Hill's Locke and Key gets a film trilogy

UPDATE: Roberto Orci has confirmed, via Twitter (using a single word no less), that Locke and Key is really getting a film trilogy! Original story below.  Several people in the comic world have told me that I'm missing o...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 11.02.2012

Trailer: Despicable Me 2

Take at look at the first teaser for Despicable Me 2 which focuses all on the little yellow Minion guys (who're getting their own film too). It premiered around Halloween, so you have a nice tribute to that in this short vid...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 10.30.2012

Justin Lin to helm sci-fi comedy Subdivision

Justin Lin actually made a Fast & Furious movie enjoyable so he is clearly a miracle worker and needs to be given  more awesome projects. Universal agrees and has greenlit his next project Subdivision, a sci-fi ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 09.25.2012

Len Wiseman is remaking The Mummy, will be dark and scary

Len Wiseman, right off the successful bombing of his Total Recall remake, is set to direct Universal's second remake of The Mummy for a 2014 release (the first being the four film franchise starring Brendan Fraser) with ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 08.16.2012

Kick Ass 2 gets a release date, 47 Ronin pushed back

Universal have announced a virtual smorgasbord of release date changes for its upcoming schedule, with the most noteworthy news being that Kick Ass 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughan's post-modern teenage superhero pic, is set ...

Xander Markham

5:00 PM on 06.21.2012

Red Band Featurette: Ted

Seth MacFarlane's big-screen directoral debut, Ted, is coming out next week. It's natural that Universal would want to put out a red band trailer, but they've gone one step further and made a red band featurette that's certa...

Bob Muir