This week, Sony Pictures updated the release schedule for three of its upcoming genre movies, including Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and Uncharted.
First up is Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Columbia Pictures), which moved from September 17, 2021 to September 24. It’s a good move, as it puts the Venom sequel two weeks after Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which opens on September 3.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will screen in 3D, IMAX and premium large format theaters. It follows the 2018 original, which grossed over $850 million worldwide and officially launched Sony Pictures’ own Universe of Marvel Characters.
Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and introduces Woody Harrelson in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel from a story by Tom Hardy and Marcel. The producers include Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Hutch Parker, Kelly Marcel, and Tom Hardy. The executive producers are Barry Waldman, Jonathan Cavendish, Ruben Fleischer, Edward Cheng, and Howard Chen.
Moving back from September 3, 2021 to Wednesday, November 24 is Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Screen Gems). The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, and Neal McDonough.
Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever… changed… and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
Returning to the terrifying roots of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games of the billion dollar franchise and the most successful video game adaptation in history to life for a whole new generation of fans.
Written and directed by Roberts, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris, and Hartley Gorenstein. The executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida.
And last but certainly not least, Uncharted (Columbia Pictures) will now screen in IMAX and premium large format theaters starting on February 18, 2022, a week later than the previously-announced February 11.
Uncharted is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins. The story is by Mark D. Walker & Jon Hanley Rosenberg & Dan Trachtenberg and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins.
Based upon the game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune created by Sony Computer Entertainment America, the movie is produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The executive producers are Robert J. Dohrmann, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Tom Holland.