Film

‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ and ‘The Space Between Us’ up for streaming this spring

Three films coming soon

A trio of films had their home box-office release dates confirmed by their respective studios today. This spring “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the new comedy “All Nighter,” and the drama “The Space Between Us” will be available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD services.

“Underworld: Blood Wars” follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. Fans of the series can expect the film to release on Blu-ray & DVD on April 25, 2017.

Despite the “Underworld: Blood Wars” mild-debut, the film grossed over $30M domestically, and $81M worldwide. You can pre-order both editions on sites like Amazon.com.

Also releasing this spring is the romantic adventure “The Space Between Us,” arriving on Digital HD on May 2, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 16, 2017. The film features Gary Oldman (The Dark Night Rises, Harry Potter), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo), Carla Gugino (Night At The Museum, “Wayward Pines”), Britt Robertson (A Dog’s Purpose, Tomorrowland), BD Wong (Jurassic World, “Law & Order: SVU”) and Janet Montgomery (“This Is Us”, Black Swan). The romantic-drama is available to pre-order on Amazon.com. The film did not have an international debut, but did gross close to $8M for the studio.

The buddy comedy “All Nighter” opens this week in Los Angeles, the film will then expand to additional markets and on VOD & Digital HD starting on March 24, 2017. Directed by Gavin Wiesen (The Art of Getting By), written by Black List writer Seth W. Owen (Morgan), the film stars J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Counterpart), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, The Girl Next Door), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Warm Bodies), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), and Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth).

In the film Martin (Hirsch) is a struggling LA musician nervously meeting his girlfriend Ginnie’s (Tipton) intimidating father, Mr. Gallo (Simmons), for the first time. Gallo is a tough-minded, no-nonsense international businessman who never has enough time for Ginnie. At dinner together, Gallo is resolutely unimpressed by Martin, Martin grows increasingly uncomfortable, and the meal is a disaster.

Six months later, Martin’s broken-hearted over being dumped by Ginnie, who has “moved on”, when Gallo shows up at his door looking for his daughter. Her cellphone is off and she has not responded to any texts or emails. Although it’s the last thing he wants to do, Martin is “persuaded” by Gallo to take him to where Martin believes Ginnie is living. Ginnie isn’t there either, and Martin and Mr. Gallo are forced to spend the rest of the day and night together, searching for her all over town. As they attempt to solve the puzzle of what is going on in Ginnie’s life, they encounter her crazy friends and get into increasingly desperate jams of their own making. Some property is destroyed, some laws are broken, but an uneasy friendship between Martin and Gallo is born…. as they discover that they, rather than Ginnie, are the ones who are truly lost.

The film was produced by Spring Pictures’ Mandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni (A Late Quartet, Dean), Wing and a Prayer Pictures’ Ron Perlman, Josh Crook (All I See Is You, Pottersville) and P. Jennifer Dana (It Follows).