With Hollywood’s non-stop onslaught of remakes and big budget over the top blockbusters it seems there will be no change for 2016.
Over in Europe today (Wednesday) Paramount Pictures International laid out their plans for their 2016 theatrical releases. Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur remake hits theaters on February 26, 2016, and Beverly Hills Cop 4 is due out on March 25, 2016.
As for the rest of Paramount’s 2016 hopefuls, Paramount is planning, at least for now, 2016 release dates for Star Trek 3, Paranormal Activity 5, Transformers 5, G.I. Joe 3, and Hansel & Gretel 2.
Real no surprise for Star Trek 3 since producer and screenwriter Roberto Orci was recently announced as the director, given that J.J. Abrams will be unavailable due to his obligations with Star Wars Episode VII. 2016 will also mark Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. Production on the movie could be getting underway later this year or early 2015, I would assume in order to hit a 2016 date.
Lets not forget that we still have Paramount’s 2014 and 2015 movies still to come before 2016 will even get here. For 2014 we still have Transformers: Age of Extinction, later this month, Hercules, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opening in August.
In 2015, Paramount is scheduled to release The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Terminator: Genesis, a new Friday the 13th, and Mission: Impossible 5.
Between now and the end of 2016, Paramount only has one original movie coming to theaters that’s not considered a remake or sequel. It was supposed to hit theaters later this year, but has been pushed back to sometime in 2015.
I could be wrong, but it seems to me Hollywood has been stuck in this kind of movie conundrum for sometime now. I seriously doubt that 2017, 2018 or beyond will look any different for any of the movie studios.