‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Get Release Dates, ‘The Jungle Book’ Gets Delayed
There’s a bunch of Disney release date news today, as the studio has announced when we’ll see the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie starring Scarlett Johansson, that ‘Pete’s Dragon’ remake, and a new date for Jon Favreau’s live-action take on ‘The Jungle Book.’ We know, it’s a lot to process. We’re here to help.
First up in the release date news, via Coming Soon: Rupert Sanders’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’ will hit theaters on April 14, 2017. The live-action take on the classic anime recently confirmed Scarlett Johansson for the leading role, which will continue her ongoing domination of sci-fi films.
Disney’s remake of their classic ‘Pete’s Dragon’ will hit theaters on August 12, 2016. The film is being helmed by ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ director David Lowery, and features a cast that includes Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and recent additions Michael C. Hall and Wes Bentley.
Jon Favreau’s live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book’ has been pushed back from October 9, 2015 to April 15, 2016. Favreau’s film stars Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, and newcomer Neel Sethi.
And finally, Disney has dated the release of ‘The Finest Hours,’ from ‘Million Dollar Arm’ director Craig Gillespie. That film will take the spot formerly occupied by ‘The Jungle Book’—October 9, 2015. ‘The Finest Hours’ stars Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Holliday Grainger. The film takes place in 1952, when one of the worst storms in history ravaged New England, tearing an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod in half. On a small life boat in the freezing weather, the Coast Guard sets out to rescue more than 30 sailors trapped on the tanker before it sinks.