News - April 27, 2015

Universal delays the release of Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy reboot and Warcraft
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Universal delays the release of Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy reboot and Warcraft

Universal Pictures has announced that it will be delaying the release of three of its planned blockbusters. 

First to move back is Warcraft, the long awaited video game adaptation of the iconic fantasy series, which is directed by Duncan Jones and stars Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper and Paula Patton. Originally scheduled for March 11th next year, it will now come out on June 10th in 2016, the same week the sequels to Now You See Me and The Conjuring are due out. 

Next to suffer delays is the reboot of The Mummy, which moves from its planned slot in the summer of 2016 to a new release date on March 24th in 2017. The reboot is set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a script by John Spaihts, but currently has no confirmed cast. 

The sequel to Pacific Rim has also suffered a delay, moving from a planned release date of April 7th in 2017 to August 4th in the same year. 

Universal has also confirmed that Mena, the new action thriller which reunites Tom Cruise with director Doug Liman, will get a release on January 6th in 2017.

Mena is based on the life of Barry Seal, a pilot, gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel back in the 1980s. 

The film's title refers to the town of Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. 

The movie's script comes from Gary Spinelli and was bought by Universal Pictures earlier this year for over $1 million dollars. 

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