Focus Features and AdScott Pictures present and R rated, 85 minute comedy directed by Jamie Travis, written by Lauren Miller and Katie Anne Naylon with a release date of November 2, 2012.
No Trick, Big Halloween Treat
from Sony Pictures Animation’s
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Director
New Animated Short Directed and Animated by respected director,
to Screen Across the Country Exclusively in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas
Culver City, CA, October 25, 2012 – HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA – the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest September opening in movie history and the best opening ever for the studio – is releasing a new animated short as a special Halloween treat.
Beginning October 26, all digital showings of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas around the country will be preceded with a new traditionally animated short directed by the film’s director, 13-time Emmy nominee (and three-time Emmy winner) Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars), who also animated every key frame of the new short.
Entitled “Goodnight, Mr. Foot,” the short stars none other than the legendary monster Bigfoot, and follows his adventure as he, too, checks in to Dracula’s five-stake resort in search of a little R-and-R, only to find himself faced with an enthusiastic witch-maid, eager to make Mr. Foot’s stay a memorable one.
Genndy Tartakovsky commented, "After we finished HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA I got an itch to animate! Taking inspiration from my favorite directors Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones I animated a short cartoon in the traditional 2D style. It was difficult and exhilarating all at once and I hope people will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it."
To commemorate the debut of the animated short, an exclusive new collectible one-sheet—designed by Tartakovsky himself—will also be given away at all showings of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA in Carmike Cinemas nationwide from October 26 (while supplies last).
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA fans surfing the internet might just keep any eye out (not literally!) for a specially-created promo video popping up some time around October 31 (date TBD).
The new traditionally animated short film, exclusive poster and online video make a new (or return!) visit to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA which critics called “a treat for the kids as Halloween draws near” (Chris Knight, NATIONAL POST), as well as the perfect family outing for Halloween 2012—“a total scream for boys and ghouls of all ages” (Jeff Craig, SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW)!
The feature film debut of Genndy Tartakovsky, Sony Pictures Animation’s HOTEL TRANSVYLVANIA proved to be the biggest September opening for a film in U.S. history, and went on to open #1 in many territories around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, Malaysia Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, and Sweden.
Welcome to the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters — Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more — to celebrate his daughter Mavis’ 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to these infamous friends is no problem — but his world could come crashing down when a human stumbles on the hotel for the first time and befriends Mavis.
Columbia Pictures presents a Sony Pictures Animation film, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. The film features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and CeeLo Green. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Produced by Michelle Murdocca. Screenplay by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel. Story by Todd Durham and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman. Executive producers are Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Music Supervision by Liza Richardson. Imagery and Animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania (3D), the 2011 hybrid live action/animated blockbuster, The Smurfs (3D) and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (3D)—with The Smurfs 2 (3D) in July 2013 and Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers (3D) in February 2014. Sony Pictures Animation, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas (3D); and the stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits (3D). In 2007, Surf's Up received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, is turning 10 this year. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures and Walden Media present a PG, 97 minute, based on a true story, sport, drama, directed by Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson, screenplay by Kario Salem and story by Jim Meenaghan with a theater release date of October 26, 2012.
The Action-Packed Blockbuster Franchise Returns with an Exhilarating New Installment & an All-Star Cast
Including Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz
THE BOURNE LEGACY
Coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, DVD & Digital Copy on December 11, 2012
Universal City, California, October 18, 2012— On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in The Bourne Legacy, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film is also available via Digital Download. Inspired by master storyteller Robert Ludlum’s immensely popular books, The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started. Presented in incomparable high-definition picture and perfect DTS master audio 7.1 surround sound, The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray™ includes an array of behind-the-scenes bonus features that take viewers inside the making of this global action-thriller.
For more than a decade, movie audiences worldwide have been enthralled by undercover agent Jason Bourne. A compelling mixture of riveting suspense, breathtaking action and shocking intrigue, The Bourne Legacy is the next thrilling original chapter in the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned over $1 billion at the global box office. Director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), screenwriter for the entire Bourne film series, steps behind the camera for the fourth installment. The film features a distinguished cast of compelling new faces and Bourne film favorites including Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Hurt Locker), Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener), Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk, Moonrise Kingdom), Stacy Keach (American History X, W.), Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, The Contender), Academy Award® nominee Albert Finney (The Bourne Ultimatum, Erin Brockovich), Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck) and Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum, Training Day). The screenplay was co-written by Dan Gilroy and produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Jeffrey M. Weiner and Ben Smith.
The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack contains a Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod®touch, Android™ and online retailer partners as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy The Bourne Legacy anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
Exclusive Blu-rayTM Bonus Features
· Enter Aaron Cross: Discover how Jeremy Renner prepared for the role of Aaron Cross.
· Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location—From the frigid snow peaks of Canada to the teeming urban streets of Manila, no location was out of bounds as a potential backdrop in The Bourne Legacy.
· Man vs. Wolf: A look at the training and choreography it took to pull off the wolf sequence.
· Wolf Sequence Test: See the action of the thrilling wolf sequence at work.
· Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta: Director Tony Gilroy, stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and others shed light on the two characters who propel the film’s intense combination of drama and action. They reveal their complementary styles of working and discuss how they forged the evolving, emotional heart of the film together.
· UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
· Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
· pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
◦Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
◦Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
◦Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
◦Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
◦Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
•BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayTM and DVD
· Deleted Scenes
· Re-Bourne: Find out how co-writer/director Tony Gilroy, star Jeremy Renner and the rest of the creative team expanded the Bourne universe into a new film that reveals a larger, even more dangerous conspiracy.
· Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase: Watch Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and 2nd unit director Dan Bradley film the thrilling climactic motorcycle chase through the chaotic and insanely congested streets of Manila.
· Feature Commentary with director/co-writer Tony Gilroy, co-writer Dan Gilroy, editor John Gilroy, director of photography Robert Elswit, second Unit director Dan Bradley and production designer Kevin Thompson.
The Bourne Legacy pulls back the curtain on a government secret even darker than Jason Bourne. When Bourne exposes Operation Treadstone at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, he sparks a bonfire that threatens to burn down decades of research and development into the building of better spies and warriors. In The Bourne Legacy, audiences discover that there are actually a variety of covert intelligence programs – all of which now feel the threat of exposure. On the verge of having their conspiracy revealed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Dennis Boutsikaris, Oscar Isaac with Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn
Directed By: Tony Gilroy
Screenplay By: Tony Gilroy & Dan Gilroy
Story By: Tony Gilroy
Produced By: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Jeffrey M. Weiner, Ben Smith
Inspired By the “Bourne” series Created by Robert Ludlum
Executive Producers: Henry Morrison, Jennifer Fox
Director of Photography: Robert Elswit ASC
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Edited By: John Gilroy ACE
Music By: James Newton Howard
Casting By: Ellen Chenoweth
Costume Designer: Shay Cunliffe
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In honor of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio’s rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.
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Summit Entertainment, QED International, Envision Entertainment Corporation and IAC Productions present a 101 minute, PG-13, action, crime, mystery, drama, directed by Rob Cohen, written by Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson and novel by James Patterson with a theater release date of October 19, 2012.
Paramount Pictures and Room 101 present an R rated, 88 minute, horror, thriller, directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, screenplay by Christopher Landon and story by Chad Feehan with theater release date of October 19, 2012.
Tristar, DMG Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict present an R rated, 118 minute, sci-fi, action, thriller directed and written by Rian Johnson with a theater release of September 28, 2012.
20th Century Fox, Walden Media and Gran Via Productions present a 121 minute, PG, drama directed by Daniel Barnz and written by Barnz and Brin Hill with a theater release of September 28, 2012.
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation present a 91 minute, PG, 3D animation, family, comedy, fantasy, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, screenplay by Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel, story by Todd Durham, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman with a theater release of September 28, 2012.
Universal Pictures, Gold Circle Films and Brownstone Productions present a PG-13, 112 minute, musical comedy directed by Jason Moore, screenplay by Kay Cannon and book by Mickey Rapkin with a theater release of September 28, 2012.