Universal Pictures has set release dates for two Blumhouse Production films, “Cybernatural” and “Jem and the Holograms.”
“Cybernatural” will be released on April 10, 2015, while “Jem and the Holograms” will open on Oct. 23, 2015.
“Cybernatural” follows a teenager as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
Universal acquired the thriller that was developed by filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”). The film was directed by Levan Gabriadze and written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions (“Ouija” and “Paranormal Activity”).
“Jem,” based on a 1980’s cartoon, follows a small-town girl who catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar.
The film was directed by Jon M. Chu (“Step Up”) and stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. It was written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.
WME Global brokered the sale to Universal on behalf of the filmmakers.