DELHI: In a rare move, Sony Pictures India is releasing
the much-awaited 3D The Amazing Spiderman
in India on 29 June, almost a week before its American
and global release on 3 July.
The film will be released in India in English and three
dubbed language versions: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. A
total of over 1000 prints will be released in India
The film stars Indias Irrfan along with Andrew
Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans.
Meanwhile, well-known films like Men in Black3
in 3D with the original pairing of Will Smith-Tommy
Lee Jones and addition of Josh Brolin is set for release
on 25 May.
remake of the 1991 blockbuster Total Recall with Colin
Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel is slated
for release on 3 August.
Later in the year will see releases like the Adam
Sandler comedy Thats My Boy, high octane action
film Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, claymation
comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits starring Hugh
Grant, followed by the return of another big franchise
with Resident Evil: Retribution (3D, worldwide 14
September), Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James
and Salma Hayek; and 3D animated film Hotel Transylvania
starring Adam Sandler and teen star Selena Gomez,
from cult animation director Genndy Tartakovsky known
for such Dexters Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The
The year ends with the 23 film in the Bond franchise
titled Skyfall (releasing one week before the United
States on 2 November) and Sparkle, starring Jordin
Sparks and featuring the last film appearance of the
late great Whitney Houston. 2013 is another cracker
year with Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained
starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo
DiCaprio, sci-fi drama Elysium starring Matt Damon
and Jodie Foster, Captain Philips starring Tom Hanks,
After Earth starring the father-son pairing of Jaden
and Will Smith and follow-ups of superhit films The
Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups 2.
"After completing 75 years as a studio in India,
31 of which I have personally been part of, I can
say without a doubt that this is our biggest and most
exciting line-up ever with tried and tested record-breaking
performance at the Indian box office, said Sony
Pictures India MD Kercy Daruwala. On the whole,
we have an ideal mix of the biggest blockbuster action
movies as well as comedy, drama and family films with
an arsenal of great directors and top rung stars.
Our line-up of strong franchise films with mass
appeal and already established high brand recall is
ideal for unique and exciting co-promotional activities
with like-minded brands, both local and international,
said Divya Pathak, Director Marketing. Many
brands are choosing to partner with our blockbusters
because of the incomparable scale of these movies.