Sony Pictures Entertainment just unveiled release dates for a handful of hotly anticipated 2016 and 2017 horror films, most notably shifting Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot from July 22, 2016, to July 15, 2016. But that’s only the beginning, so read on for the latest.
Per Deadline, Austrian writer/director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Patient Zero will be released by Screen Gems on September 2, 2016. In the film, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as “The Infected.”
Also set for release in 2016 is Underworld: Next Generation, which marks the return of Kate Beckinsale. The sequel will arrive in theaters on October 21st, with Anna Foerster directing. It will center on a younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races.
The long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is due in theaters on January 13, 2017. Nikolaj Arcel has been tapped to direct the adaptation, which focuses on the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, establishing the relationship between Roland and young protege Jake Chambers.
Finally, Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter star in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, slated for release on January 27, 2017. The film picks up after Resident Evil: Retribution, as the Project Alice is forced to race against time before the villainous Red Queen attempts to destroy the final remnants of humanity.