Universal Pictures Announces Release Dates for a Bunch of Untitled Movies

Universal Studios is staking out launch dates for a quantity of its deliberate upcoming blockbusters — however they are not able to let the remaining of the world know what films are going to be launched when. There are some educated guesses that may be made about three of the 5 — Dreamworks animation and Blumhouse occasion footage which are deliberate, which limits the quantity of prospects a little — however as for the generic Universal occasion films deliberate for 2021 and 2022, it is anyone’s guess. The in style movie-industry Twitter account Exhibitor Relations has handed the data, meant for theatrical exhibitors, alongside to the remaining of the general public.

You can see the submit beneath, which pegs an as-yet-untitled Dreamworks film for a September 2022 launch, two Blumhouse occasions coming in May of 2022 and October of the identical 12 months, after which two untitled occasion — one in April of 2021 and one in August of 2022. Dreamworks, clearly, goes to have an animated movie, probably aimed toward a broad household viewers, whereas Blumhouse is nearly unique R-rated motion and horror.

The straightforward guess — and one already talked about by one or two feedback on the Exhibitor Relations thread — is that Shrek 5 is perhaps the Dreamworks film. A continuation of the long-running franchise has been rumored for a while, and in late 2018, a report emerged that Chris Meladandri, finest recognized for his work on the Despicable Me movies, was creating a new Shrek for Universal that might be a kinda/sorta reboot of the property.


The Blumhouse films are a little extra of a query mark. While the studio has had a few hits utilizing extremely seen manufacturers, they principally have created their very own films. With The Purge supposedly wrapping up its run after its 2020 installment, one of the studio’s most dependable franchises will likely be off the board. Still, Blumhouse has made a title within the “smart horror” house with Jordan Peele’s films, and nonetheless has a quantity of different franchises like Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and Sinister. While not large hits, Blumhouse Tilt’s The Beko Experiment and Upgrade had been each warmly acquired, and had some speak of sequels and spinoffs.

As far as Universal occasion footage — effectively, that might be something in any respect. They have a quantity of franchises which are both presently ongoing or recently-enough-concluded that they could get a spinoff, together with Jurassic Park, Barbie, Fast & Furious, and Fever Pitch. But we’re hoping for that grim-n-gritty Beethoven reboot that the world wants.

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