‘Insidious Chapter 3′ & Tarsem’s ‘Selfless’ Get New Release Dates

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There’s still half a year left before the 2015 movie brawl gets underway, so we anticipate that studios will continue to re-position both their heavy-hitters and lighter weight contenders in the meantime. Focus Features, for example, has decided to move Insidious Chapter 3 into next year’s Summer Blockbuster Season (which begins in May), while also putting Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi thriller Selfless in a spot where it stands a better chance of success at the box office.

Insidious Chapter 3 was originally scheduled to arrive on April 3rd, 2015, but has now been scooted back nearly two months to May 29th, where it shall face off against the kid-friendly animated feature Monster Trucks. Much like indie dramas, horror films can often thrive by serving as counter-programming to the big flashy tentpoles in the summertime; last year, for example, Insidious director James Wan’s The Conjuring even wound up performing as well as some of the blockbuster competition, at both the U.S. and global box office.

That, in a nutshell, is what Focus Features surely hopes Insidious Chapter 3 will do – make a healthy buck by drawing in the crowds looking for a genre movie that doesn’t involve big special effects and the like. Insidious 1 & 2 screenwriter Leigh Whannell is both writing and directing Insidious Chapter 3, which begins production this month; fingers crossed, Focus moving Insidious 3 to May is as much an expression of the studio’s confidence in the quality of their product, as it is an attempt to place the film somewhere that improves its financial prospects.

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Jennifer Lopez in Tarsem Singh’s ‘The Cell’

Selfless was originally going to be released on February 27th next year but in the time since it staked its claim, both the Will Smith-led flick Focus and the reboot Hitman: Agent 47 have also been scheduled to arrive that date. As such, Selfless is now going to arrive on April 17th, 2015 – as counter-programming to that day’s big opening title, the Kevin James comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

The Selfless screenplay, written by Àlex and David Pastor (Carriers, The Last Days), revolves around a dying billionaire who has his consciousness transferred into the fresh corpse of a younger man (Ryan Reynolds) – but with unforeseen consequences, when the billionaire then has flashbacks that “reveal the disturbing origins of the body he now inhabits.”

It sounds as though the film will mashup sci-fi ideas with surreal horror elements, similar to Singh’s film The Cell; if nothing else, Selfless ought to look really good, with Tarsem calling the shots (see as proof: the gorgeous and/or stylishly macabre imagery he conjured up in The CellThe Fall, Immortals, and Mirror Mirror).

Selfless arrives in U.S. theaters on April 17th, 2015, followed by Insidious Chapter 3 just over a month later, on May 29th.

Source: Focus Features

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  1. I’ll be there to support my boy RR April 17th. Also just watched insidious chapter 2 last night and there is zero need for another one especially with James Wan moved on.

    • Me too, I think Reynolds is unnecessarily hated by those who claim to be cinephiles but are actually more clueless than the mass audiences they like to attack. Plus the story sounds interesting and more like a Twilight Zone plot, which is another plus.

  2. Insidious 3?

    I hope that this time, it’s actually scary because the first two and The Conjuring were just dull and boring with nothing scary whatsoever happening in them. Just one cliche after another with things popping out and saying “boo!” and somehow audiences lap this crap up and demand more?

    Crazy. The mass acceptance of that lazy style of horror is the only truly scary thing about films like that.

  3. How this series continues to garner sequels mystifies me.

  4. I dont know what these other people are talking about but I really enjoyed both films and look forward to the third but of course you know better than me cuz your a pro right. The only cliche is the cliche of reviewers bashing a film because the think they are too intelligent enjoy a decent thriller but they of course greatly over estimate themselves. What underground, under rated, not blockbuster scary, spiritual movies do you all think are so amazing, Child’s Play 3 I’d guess? Enjoy being cynical, ill enjoy the show.

  5. Love this movie so so much, I’m sad they pushed the release date back.

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