When, during the height of beach season, the town of Amity Island in Massachusetts is terrorized by attacks from a great white shark -- Martin Brody, the new chief of police must solve the problem. As the Mayor tries to avoid a panic which would deprive the town of its crucial tourist season, warnings to swimmers are avoided and more victims float to the surface.
Brody eventually enlists the help of a young oceanographer and a sea-wary fisherman to hunt down and destroy the great white menace that has turned the Amity Island shore into a feeding ground.
The director's new company will be entitled Amblin Partners, which is aligned with Participant Media, Reliance Group and Entertainment One. The filmmaker added that this new company doesn't mean he's relinquishing his stake in DreamWorks, a company he co-founded with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. The initial announcement earlier today revealed that the first film released under the Amblin Partners banner will be The Girl on the Train, which is set for release in October 2016. Deadline's report reveals that another DreamWorks project, director Lasse Hallström's family film A Dog's Purpose, has also shifted to Amblin Partners, with an early 2017 release date now set.
Universal Pictures signed a multi-year deal with Amblin, where the studio will market and distribute films produced by Amblin Partners domestically and in select international territories. Both Universal Pictures and Focus Features will handle distribution and marketing for approximately four to seven Amblin Partners films each year. It isn't known if this studio will be bringing any other DreamWorks/Disney projects over, but we'll have to wait and see how their initial slate lines up.Read More
Steven Spielberg's decision to bring DreamWorks to Universal is in no way a done deal, and it isn't clear if these reboots will only happen once a deal is struck. Steven Spielberg has always had his offices on the Universal Pictures lot, even while his DreamWorks company had distribution deals with Paramount and Disney.Steven Spielberg was a very "hands-on" executive producer on the studio's massive box office hit Jurassic World, and he is also a vital part of the studio's plans for the sequel, Jurassic World 2, and their future theme park plans for the franchise. Even without Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks at Universal, it sounds like he will still be a vital part of their reboot process.
Both Jaws and Back to The Future had heavy involvement from Steven Spielberg in all aspects of making them successful. His name on any potential remake or reboot would be vital to the success of both franchise carrying on into the future with new movies. But most are probably balking at the idea of a Jaws. But it's more likely to happen than another Back to The Future movie.Read More
You're gonna need a bigger boat this June when TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary comes to select U.S. cinemas, presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Originally released in 1975 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this action-packed event will screen at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on both Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for a second showing. In addition to the feature, audiences will be treated to a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
It's a hot summer on Amity Island-a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down and that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.Read More
With his new film Tusk currently playing in theaters, director Kevin Smith recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal, where he laid out a pitch for Steven Spielberg to direct another Jaws movie.
Kevin Smith is actually directing an homage to Jaws, of sorts, currently titled Moose Jaws, which replaces a man-eating shark with a moose, which he wants to make as close as he can to the original Jaws, "without getting sued by Universal." That topic got the director thinking of the original Jaws, one of his favorite movies, and how much he would like to see Steven Spielberg direct another sequel. Here's what the filmmaker had to say, when asked if he thinks the original will ever be rebooted."Yeah ... just probably not while Mr. Spielberg's around. But sooner or later, someone will be like, yeah, people are still afraid of sharks, right? And probably get to it. You see them every once in a while take a stab at the shark market, but Jaws is just such a tremendous name brand. It could be in this lifetime if one day Mr. Spielberg is like, 'You know what? I wouldn't mind revisiting it.' That's my dream, dude.Read More