11 Biggest, Priciest Fall Movie Gambles, From ‘Cats’ to ‘Charlie’s Angels’

Fall Movie Preview 2019: Big bets, big budgets and potentially big payoffs in store as these movies hit the end of the year

The fall movie release schedule is jam-packed with adaptation of famous novels, a resurrection of old IP and movies that will take us back in time thanks to CG technology that makes familiar stars look decades younger.

But as with every season, there are some major risks on the release calendar — some of which may pay off in the end, whereas some others might not. The budget could be too costly, the subject matter too niche or the studio may have waited too long to revive a once-popular property.

Here’s who stands to win or lose big:

Rambo Last Blood Sylvester Stallone


“Rambo: Last Blood” (Sept. 20)

“Last Blood” is epitome of one would call a long-delayed sequel. The last film in Sylvester Stallone’s franchise, “Rambo,” came out 11 years ago. Lionsgate is betting big on releasing a film in a beloved series so much later, but recent reboots of…

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Beatrice Verhoeven

Senior Film Reporter