Universal Pictures celebrates 100th birthday today
Published Apr 30 2012, 21:01 BST | By Kristina Bustos Universal Pictures
has turned 100 today.
The film company was officially launched on April 30, 1912 in New York by Carl Laemmle
, and is the second oldest movie studio.
It has distributed many iconic films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
, Sixteen Candles
and Back to the Future
along with big franchises like Jurassic Park
, American Pie
and The Fast and the Furious
Universal Pictures has a number of big movies releases this summer, including Battleship
, Snow White and the Huntsman
and The Bourne Legacy
- already out in the UK - will arrive in US cinemas on May 18, while Snow White and the Huntsman
will premiere in the US and UK on June 1.The Bourne Legacy
is the fourth instalment of the Bourne
franchise. The new film will take place after The Bourne Ultimatum
with new characters played by Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.
Watch the trailer for The Bourne Legacy