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Universal Pictures announced today it has moved up Snow White and the Huntsman from December 21, 2012 to June 1, 2012, meaning it will now open almost a month earlier than Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project (June 29, 2012).

Judd Apatow’s This is Forty was supposed to come out June 1, 2012 but the studio has now moved it back to “Huntsman’s” old date of December 21. Also scheduled to come… Continue reading Universal Moves Snow White Up to Summer 2012

Less than two weeks after news broke that Walt Disney Pictures would not be moving forward with Joseph Kosinski’s science fiction project, Horizons , comes word that Universal Pictures may be stepping in to produce instead.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, also suggesting that Tom Cruise is still attached to star.

The movie, which was recently retitled from it’s original “Oblivion,” takes place in a future where humanity lives… Continue reading Horizons Heading to Universal?

Variety reports that Universal Pictures has picked up one project and dropped another.

The studio has acquires domestic distribution rights to Oliver Stone’s Savages , based on the Don Winslow novel.

In the book, two friends from Laguna Beach share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and… Continue reading Universal Acquires Savages , Ditches In the Heights

Universal is set to develop Do Gooders , a pitch from “King of the Hill” writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter .

Judd Apatow will produce (but will not direct) the comedy, which is said to mock celebrity charity causes.

Apatow’s next project as a producer is the upcoming Bridesmaids , hitting theaters on May 13th. As for directing, his next, untitled film , will… Continue reading Universal Takes Do Gooders

universal bloodScientists are developing a universal blood product that would do away with the necessity of matching blood groups before transfusion. Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues from McGill University in Canada note that blood transfusions require a correct match between a donor and the recipient’s blood. This can be a tricky proposition given that there are 29 […] Continue reading Universal blood could make blood grouping redundant