Pics include 'Bourne' redux, 'Larry Crowne,' 'Safe House'
Universal has set its course for 2012, dating seven movies including “The Bourne Legacy” on Aug. 3 and “Snow White and the Huntsman” on Dec. 21.Moviegoers won’t have to wait as long to see Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts starrer “Larry Crowne,” which goes out in theaters July 1. Hanks is directing, starring in and producing the film via Playtone. Other newly dated titles include Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds action-suspenser “Safe House,” opening Feb. 10, 2012. Pic is directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Scott Stuber via his U-based Stuber Prods. Working Title’s Mark Wahlberg-Kate Beckinsale topliner “Contraband,” directed by Baltasar Kormakur, opens March 16, 2012. An untitled Judd Apatow comedy opens June 1, 2012. Apatow will write, direct and produce. From Kennedy/Marshall and Captivate Entertainment, “Bourne” will be written and directed by Tony Gilroy. Gilroy and Universal haven’t ruled out a return by Matt Damon, but the storyline isn’t dependent on him at this point. “Bourne” has the Aug. 3-5 frame to itself right now. Spirit game pic “Ouija,” from Hasbro Entertainment and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, unspools Nov. 9, 2012, followed on Nov. 21 by the Stuber-produced samurai actioner “47 Ronin,” starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Carl Rinsch. Joe Roth is producing “Show White and the Huntsman,” a reimagining of the classic fairy tale. Rupert Sanders is directing. Universal also dated one movie for 2013, Ron Howard’s “The Dark Tower,” which unspools May 17, 2013. Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures are producing the pic, based on Stephen King’s book series.
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