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The Curse of the Mummy in the Lotus

Helen Grosvenor: “Save me from that mummy! It’s dead!” - Universal Pictures’ The Mummy (1932) Shades of Karloff! The mummified remains of a man, estimated to be at least 200 years old, have been found in Mongolia. Since the man appears to be sitting in the lotus position, it has been suggested that he was [...]

‘Problem Child’ Comedy Based On Movie Gets NBC Pilot Order

NBC is going ahead with Problem Child, giving a pilot order to a single-camera comedy inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy...Show More Summary

Ted 2 Official Trailer Is Here, He Put A Ring On It [Watch]

The wait is over… well the wait for the official Ted 2 trailer to be released. Ted 2 will officially hit movie theaters June 26. Universal Pictures uploaded the Ted 2 trailer to YouTube Thursday morning and people are already freaking out. The Universal Picture Facebook page posted the video just over an hour ago, […]

‘Ted 2? Trailer: Sequel Seems To Have The Bear Necessities, But Is That A Good Thing?

Universal Pictures and MRC’s first Ted in 2012 created a bull market with Seth MacFarlane’s teddy bear with a mouth of a truck driver, with a global gross of $549.4 million easily securing a sequel. Now comes the first look at Ted 2, which features Ted marrying his sweetheart and taking on the U.S. Show More Summary

Trailer Hits for 'Ted 2'

Universal Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming sequel "Ted 2" starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Amanda Seyfried, Mila Kunis, and Jessica Barth. Seth MacFarlane returns...Show More Summary

'Minions' Super Fans TV Spot

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released this Super Fans TV Spot for the "Despicable Me" spinoff "Minions" in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl this weekend. The story of the "Minions" begins at the dawn of time. Show More Summary

Principal filming finally underway for Sorkin/Boyle Steve Jobs biopic, sticking with ‘three keynote’ focus

Universal Pictures has announced that principal filming of the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle is now finally underway. The announcement confirms that the movie, dropped by Sony back in November, will still follow the original three-act structure based around three keynote presentations. Show More Summary

Universal Pictures announces cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie, start to principal filming

In a prepared statement issued on Tuesday, Universal Studios announced the full cast list for its upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, currently titled "Steve Jobs," including actresses set to play Jobs' daughter Lisa at three different ages...

Universal confirms full cast for Steve Jobs biopic

While there's nothing shocking to come out of it, Universal Pictures has officially detailed the full cast of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic in a press release today. The release basically previous reports that the film will star Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley. Show More Summary

‘Purge’ Star Frank Grillo Joins ‘Stephanie’!

One of the best parts of The Purge: Anarchy was antihero Frank Grillo, who is working with Blumhouse once again. Grillo is set to star in Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller Stephanie, which Universal Pictures has acquired from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and Matt Kaplan’s Chapter One, TheWrap has learned. “Abandoned by her parents in their remote […]

Meet the Big, Successful Movie Studio Without a Blockbuster

Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures/AP"Neighbors," which stars Zac Efron, was Universal's highest-grossing movie in 2014. It's an article of faith that the big Hollywood movie studios spend much of their capital and energy making huge, bloated tentpole films. Show More Summary

Film Review: Blackhat (Dir. Michael Mann)

Blackhat Dir. Michael Mann [Universal Pictures; 2015] by Christopher Gray Rating: The opening shot of Blackhat is of an Earth encased by physical manifestations of data: a white bubble that seems both solid and gaseous, like the view of a city’s light grid from the sky that Stuart Dryburgh’s camera bores in on before the film’s inciting cyberattack. Show More Summary

Bleecker Street Finds Home Video Home At Universal

Andrew Karpen’s Bleecker Street is continuing to shore up deals for its nascent slate of films, inking a multi-year distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for Blu-ray, DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD. UPHEShow More Summary

'Expendables 2' Director Set to Remake Horror Classic 'The Blob'

As Universal Pictures is preparing a new cohesive cinematic universe for their classic movie monsters like Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolfman ad more (albeit without as much horror in the films), Goldcrest Films has just announced a remake of another horror classic. Show More Summary

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’ Has “Disturbing Thematic Material”

Universal Pictures recently acquired M. Night Shyamalan’s top secret The Visit (originally titled Sundowning) and set it for release September 11, 2015 (per Deadline). Now, the MPAA has rated the film PG-13 for “disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language.“ “The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who […]

Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic is Shooting in Apple Creator's Real Garage

After falling away from Sony Pictures and getting picked up quickly at Universal Pictures, Danny Boyle's biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is finally happening. And the good news is that it's not just in development anymore, it's...Show More Summary

'Fifty Shades of Grey' tickets selling like hot cakes

Moviegoers are already hot for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' bondage-flavored Valentine's Day gift to cinemas doesn't open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history. The online ticketer reports that the adaptation of E.L. Show More Summary

'The Huntsman' Loses Director Frank Darabont, Gains Emily Blunt

Last summer, a press release from Universal Pictures confirmed that Frank Darabont would be at the helm of The Huntsman, a spin-off from Snow White and the Huntsman that would focus on Chris Hemsworth's title character from the fantasy update. Show More Summary

'Huntsman' Loses Director Frank Darabont

Frank Darabont has stepped away from the 'The Huntsman' prequel citing creative differences with Universal Pictures. [...]

‘Jurassic World’ Dinosaurs Revealed!

Ahead of next month’s New York Toy Fair, Jurassic World News has landed a series of alleged prototype action figures based on dinosaurs from Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, in theaters June 12. The most exciting shot is of the elusive D-Rex, a new dino that is a cross-hybrid of DNA from a T-Rex and Velociraptor. […]

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