Friday, October 24, 2008

Upcoming Movies of 2009

"Witchblade 2009" In Theaters 2009

"Witchblade" - In the movie "Witchblade" a female detective fights crime with a mystical and powerful weapon. The movie "Witchblade" has yet to be cast. Check back regularly for updates about "Witchblade," in movie theaters 2009.

DIRECTOR: Michael Rymer
STUDIO: Platinum Studios
RATING: Likely PG-13

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"Watchmen" In Theaters March 06, 2009

"Watchmen" - "Watchmen" is based on the 12-part DC Comics series written by Alan Moore and featuring art by Dave Gibbons and is directed by Zack Snyder, whose last film "300," was the first box office blockbuster of 2007.

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story - the story of "Watchmen."

STARRING: Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Stephen McHattie
DIRECTOR: Zack Synder
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For comic book violence, language)

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"Thundercats" 2009 In Theaters TBA 2009

"Thundercats Movie" - "Thundercats" revolves around a group of humanoid cats (with feline names like Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro and Cheetara) who must flee their planet of Thundera after it's destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer, bent on killing them off.

DIRECTOR: Jerry O'Flaherty
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language)

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"Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans" In Theaters January 23, 2009

"Underworld 3" - This prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. None of the cast members from the first two "Underworld" movies appear in "Underworld 3."

STARRING: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra
DIRECTOR: Patrick Tatopoulos
STUDIO: Screen Gems
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, adult situations)

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"Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen " In Theaters June 26, 2009

"Transformers 2" - "Transformers 2" aka "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" will be released in 3-D. "Transformers 2" is the sequel to the 2007 worldwide movie box office blockbuster, "Transformers," which was the first live action Transformers film. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg return respectively as director and executive producer, while superstar Shia LaBeouf reprises the role of Sam Witwicky, the human caught in the war between the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons. Michael Bay gives "Transformers 2" a bigger budget for a global scale and better characterization for a larger cast of robots.

STARRING: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson
DIRECTOR: Michael Bay
STUDIO: Dreamworks Pictures
RATING: PG-13 (For language, comic book violence)

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"Terminator 4" In Theaters May 22, 2009

Warner Bros. is reinventing the "Terminator" cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-picture span. "Terminator Salvation" is the first in a new trilogy of the "Terminator Movie" franchise. And as he helped resurrect the "Batman" movie franchise, Christian Bale ("The Dark Knight") stars in "Terminator Salvation," while McG directs "Terminator 4." Arnold Schwarzenegger is not reprising his role as "The Terminator" in "T4" and will NOT make a cameo appearance in "Terminator 4."

The latest installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

In "T4," McG's take is to weave science fiction and horror elements into a state-of-the-art action film: "The camera always moves, the imagery is raw and kinetic, the pace is insane. The creative challenge for me will be to bury the effects into the photography but to still protect our big visual moments," he says.

The "Terminator Salvation Trailer" premiered July 16, 2008.

STARRING: Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Helena Bonham-Carter, Common, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, partial nudity)

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"Street Fighter" In Theaters February 27, 2009

"Street Fighter" - In 1994, Jean Claude Van Damme's "Street Fighter" grabbed $100 million at the movie box office, worldwide. (Today, that would translate to about $140,000,000).

The new big screen version of "Street Fighter" - "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" - is also based on the "Street Fighter" series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li, who is portrayed by Smallville star Kristin Kreuk. The film costars Neal McDonough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega. Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen but was been replaced by Robin Shou, who portrayed Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat series.

Allegedly, and we use the word very loosely, Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played Guile in the 1994 film version of "Street Fighter," stated that he was approached and offered a part in the 2009 "Street Fighter" movie but turned it down because he is "now being careful in choosing film roles." That should explain the Jean Claude Van Damme upcoming laugh fest "JCVD," which, at most, will make $50,000 at movie theaters in the United States; and most likely less on DVD.

STARRING: Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Robin Shou
DIRECTOR: Andrzej Bartkowiak
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, adult situations, language)

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"Silver Surfer" In Theaters TBD 2009

The "Silver Surfer" is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The "Silver Surfer" first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue arc fans and historians call "The Galactus Trilogy."

Norrin Radd was a young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La. In order to save his homeworld from destruction by a fearsome cosmic entity known as Galactus, Norrin made a bargain with the being, pledging himself to serve as its herald. Imbued in return with a small portion of Galactus' Power Cosmic, Norrin acquired great powers, and a silvery appearance. He created for himself a surfboard-like craft — modeled after a childhood fantasy of his — on which he would travel at speeds beyond that of light.

Known from then on as the "Silver Surfer," Norrin began to roam the cosmos searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. When his travels finally took him to Earth, the "Silver Surfer" came face-to-face with the Fantastic Four, a team of powerful superheroes that helped him to rediscover his nobility of spirit.

Betraying Galactus, the "Silver Surfer" saved Earth but was punished in return with everlasting exile there.

Following the success of this debut, Stan Lee scripted a philosophical spin-off series wherein the "Silver Surfer" explored his new home planet.

A more cosmically themed series was published from 1987 to 1998, which focused on the exploits of the "Silver Surfer" finally freed from his exile.

A third series followed in 2003, lasting 14 months.

The "Silver Surfer" movie, scheduled for a 2009 release, is not a sequel, per se, to "The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," rather, a spin-off, as "Wolverine" is to the "X-Men" movie franchise.

DIRECTOR: Alex Proyas
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox

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"Red Sonja 2009" In Theaters TBA 2009

"Red Sonja" - "Red Sonja" is based on the heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted for Marvel Comics by Roy Thomas. The "Red Sonja" character was featured in a movie first in 1985. The 1985"Red Sonja" starred Brigitte Nielsen as the title character and Arnold Schwarzenegger headlined the film.

In her return we find "Red Sonja", a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical red-head blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath. Contrary to popular thought, Robert Rodriguez, the boyfriend of Rose McGowan, is not directing "Red Sonja" rather producing the movie.

STARRING: Rose McGowan
DIRECTOR: Douglas Aarniokoski
STUDIO: Millennium Films
RATING: R (For violence, nudity, adult situations)

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"Jennifer's Body" In Theaters TBD 2009

"Jennifer's Body" - In the movie "Jennifer's Body," follows a cheerleader with a perfect life who becomes the girl from hell when she gets possessed and begins killing boys in a small town. Her best friend must then find a way to stop her. A seemingly-perfect cheerleader whose life is thrown into disarray when she gets possessed by a demon, begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town, then faces off against her best friend and the Satan-worshipping band that made her evil. The annoying creature, with the made up name, Diablo Cody, wrote "Jennifer's Body," a follow up to the movie she won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for; "Juno." The freakazella Diablo Cody also wrote herself into "Jennifer's Body," for any who care to see her mug on the big screen.

STARRING: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Kyle Gallner, Josh Emerson, Lance Henriksen, Diablo Cody
DIRECTOR: Karyn Kusama
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: R (For language, sexual situations, violence, adult situations)

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"Ice Age 3" In Theaters July 4, 2009

"Ice Age 3" - In "Ice Age 3" the adventures of Manny, Sid and Diego continue, where the story of "Ice Age 2" left off.

STARRING The Voices of: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah
DIRECTOR: Carlos Saldanha
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG (For mild crude humor)

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"Harry Potter 6" aka "Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie" In Theaters and 3D IMAX July 17, 2009

"Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie" - In "Harry Potter 6," yes, it's the sixth in the series of eight "Harry Potter Movies," (the seventh and final "Harry Potter" book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows" will be divided into two movies), war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet...

As in all wars, life goes on. In "Harry Potter 6," the sixth year students learn to Apparate - and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort - and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

* "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie" has had its release date pushed back three seasons - to Summer 2009. Originally scheduled for a November 2008 release, "Harry Potter 6" is currently set to open, worldwide, July 17, 2009.

STARRING: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Jesse Cave
DIRECTOR: David Yates
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, mild language)

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"Fast And Furious 4" In Theaters June 5, 2009

"Fast And Furious 4" - Vin Diesel and Paul Walker re-team for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on fast cars -- the fourth Fast and the Furious movie; "Fast And Furious 4." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin everyone's favorite Latina lesbian, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.

STARRING: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
DIRECTOR: Justin Lin
STUDIO: Universal Pictures
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, adult situations, language, drug use)

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"Dragonball" In Movie Theaters April 3, 2009

"Dragonball" - The movie "Dragonball" is adapted from the manga created by Akira Toriyama; the work was also turned into a Japanese anime series that played all over the world. "Dragonball" tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys. Justin Chatwin stars as the hero Goku, while James Marsters plays the villain Piccolo in the sci-fi adventure.

STARRING: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Texas Battle, Ernie Hudson
DIRECTOR: James Wong
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG-13 (For language, comic book violence)

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"Conan 2009" In Theaters TBA 2009

"Conan 2009" - Continuing in the tradition of "Witchblade 2009" and "Astro Boy," among other movies, "Conan 2009" has been given the honor of a teaser movie poster without the benefit of a finalized screenplay, let alone a star or director.

According to reports the "Conan 2009" movie will tell the tale of "Conan the Cimmerian" (read: not Barbarian) and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria.

STUDIO: Lionsgate

1 comment:

Angel said...

I would love to watch Terminator! I'm so exited to see Christian Bale on the movie. My favorite Terminator is the part 2 which I was able to watch it again in HD quality @ yesterday. That movie is full of actions!