Articles Tagged with universal pictures

‘The Purge’ Moves Forward With Third Film

A third 'Purge' film in the works.

The Purge may perhaps be the epitome of what Hollywood considers to be the high-concept film, which is a film premise that can be easily pitched in just a sentence or two. Based in a world in which there are twelve hours of complete lawlessness and anarchy, the first two Purge films have reeled in… Read more »

Dwayne Johnson In Talks With Universal Pictures For Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Janson Directive’

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Dwayne Johnson is currently in preliminary talks with movie giant Universal Pictures to discuss plans to create a film adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive. According to Variety, Johnson might star and produce the film, if negotiations between the wrestler-turned-actor and Universal goes well. Universal Pictures, who began distributing Ludlum’s Bourne series in 2002,… Read more »

‘The Best Man Holiday’ Sequel In The Works At Universal

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A sequel to The Best Man Holiday is reportedly in the works at Universal Pictures. Since the sequel to director Malcolm D. Lee’s 1999 romantic comedy The Best Man made a killing at the box office over the weekend, the studio is extremely interested in getting the gang back together for another go-around. According to… Read more »

Universal Pictures Has A ‘Fast And Furious’ Year At The Box Office

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Universal Pictures made a truckload of money this year at the box office. With a little help from director Justin Lin’s smash hit Fast and Furious 6, the studio ended up breaking records around the world. Not only did Universal destroy its previous domestic record, it also earned an astronomical amount of scratch from international… Read more »

Justin Lin Set To Direct Universal’s New ‘Bourne’ Movie

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Justin Lin is all set to bring his skills to yet another popular franchise. The man who helped Universal Pictures make a metric ton of money from the Fast and Furious franchise is setting his sights on yet another series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin recently signed on to direct the upcoming Bourne movie… Read more »

Keanu Reeves In New ’47 Ronin’ Trailer [Watch]

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Keanu Reeves has been out of the movie circuit since 2003, when he enjoyed great success with Something’s Gotta Give and The Matrix: Revolutions. He is due to release two new films this year. Reeves is starring in the Man of Tai Chi and 47 Ronin, which will be released within a few months of… Read more »

Vin Diesel Leveraged His House To Make ‘Riddick’

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Vin Diesel was so dedicated to funding Riddick that he reportedly used his own house as collateral. Since the folks at Universal Pictures weren’t willing to cough up enough money for the project, Diesel and director David Twohy were forced to finance the flick themselves. This meant the star would have to find a way… Read more »

Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass Won’t Reunite For Another ‘Bourne’ Flick

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Fans who were excited about Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass possibly re-teaming for another Bourne flick should prepare to have their dreams completely shattered. Although rumors suggested the award-winning actor and the acclaimed director would reunite for another installment in the series, the folks at Universal have effectively burst that particular bubble. According to the… Read more »

‘Jaws’ Reboot Might Be In The Works At Universal

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Here’s a rumor that is sure to ruffle more than a few feathers: Universal could be moving forward with a reboot of Jaws in the very near future. Director Steven Spielberg’s classic shark flick is considered to be the very first summer blockbuster. When it opened in theaters back in the 70s, the movie earned… Read more »

Fast And Furious 7 Poster Making The Rounds Online [Photo]

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Are you excited for next year’s Fast and Furious 7? If you need a little cinematic fuel to get you pumped about the sequel, then feast your eyes on an early poster for the upcoming flick. Director James Wan seems nothing short of excited about taking the reins for the next installment of Universal’s powerhouse… Read more »

Jim Carrey Set To Reunite With Jeff Daniels In ‘Dumb And Dumber’ Sequel

Jim Carrey has a bevy of films coming out soon, including 'Kick Ass 2.'

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels practically reinvented comedy almost 20 years ago when they worked together on the original Dumb and Dumber. Now the comedy duo is set to reunite for a sequel after Universal Pictures acquired the domestic distribution rights. Originally, Warner Bros. dropped out which threatened to keep the movie from ever being… Read more »