Are you ready for the summer? Do you know which movies are supposed to be this year’s blockbusters? Here is a list of the summer movies, studios are hoping will draw big crowds.
DRAG ME TO HELL
The supernatural thriller Drag Me To Hell is directed by Sam Ramie from a script he co-wrote with his brother Ivan. The film is a morality tale centering on a woman who unwittingly becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.
THE BROTHERS BLOOM
Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rinko Kikuchi star in the adventure caper The Brothers Bloom. Weisz plays a mysterious heiress who comes between a team of con artists and tricks them into performing one last job. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick).
Pixar’s CG-animated Up is a coming-of-old-age story about a seventy-year-old man who befriends a young Wilderness Ranger. Together, they travel the globe fighting beasts and villains. The film is directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson. This is a Disney Production.
LAND OF THE LOST
The 1970’s television show Land of the Lost is being adapted for the big screen. Will Ferrell will star as a forest ranger who with his family are swept into a prehistoric world after an earthquake. They encounter bizarre creatures (Sleestaks and Chaka, of course) traveling through this strange world as they try to find their way back home.
The comedy Imagine That stars Eddie Murphy as a successful executive whose life is on a downward spiral. He finds the answers to his problems in the imaginary world created by his daughter. When he enters the fantasy realm, the truth unfolds before him. Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge) directs the film scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson.
The sci-fi thriller Moon stars Sam Rockwell as a guy who hangs out on the moon for three years and goes through a multitude of experiences. Duncan Jones directs from a script he co-wrote with Nathan Parker. Jones is also known as Zowie Bowie, the son of David Bowie. Cast also includes Kevin Spacey
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123
Denzel Washington will take the lead role in the remake of the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. The story is about four hijackers who board a NYC subway train and take it hostage, using the passengers as ransom. Tony Scott directs with an updated script from David Koepp.
The romantic comedy stars Sandra Bullock as a demanding female boss who marries her young male assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, in order to avoid deportation back to Canada. The pretend marriage causes an upheaval in her life.
Jack Black and Michael Cera star in the comedy Year One. Judd Apatow produced the multi-generational comedy set in biblical times. Harold Ramis directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
With the blockbuster success of Transformers, DreamWorks moved forward with a sequel. Shia LaBoeuf returns as the ‘owner’ of the robot in disguise Bumblebee. The sequel will introduce new Autobots and Decepticons as they converge and battle over planet Earth.
Shia La Boeuf
ICE AGE DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
Fox is revving up the third Ice Age in the animated franchise. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Dennis Leary voiced the three lead characters in the CG-animated franchise.
Based on the non-fiction book by Brian Burroughs, Public Enemies takes a detailed look at the creation of the FBI which came after America’s greatest crime wave during the 1930s. Christian Bale stars as agent Melvin Purvis who brought down John Dillinger, played by Johnny Depp.
HARRY POTTER AND THE BLOOD PRINCE
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth adventure in the series about a young Wizard’s battle against the evil Lord Voldemort. Daniel Radcliffe returns once again as the title character.
THE UGLY TRUTH
The comedy The Ugly Truth stars Katherine Heigl as a news producer whose correspondent sets up a series of tests to prove how relationships work. The results however, shock them both. Robert Luketic directs with a script from Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.
The family film G-Force is about a group of animal commandos who try to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world. Directed by Hoyt Yeatman, the film will combine live-action with state of the art CG animation. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the Disney film.
Adam Sandler top lines Funny People written and directed by Judd Apatow. The film is set in the world of stand-up comedy. Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann co-star in the Universal film.
G.I. JOE RISE OF THE COBRA
Channing Tatum stars in the live-action feature of G.I. Joe. The toy soldiers debuted in 1964 and has since become a fixture in the American youth culture. The film will be derived from the cartoon and comics of the 1980s when they battled the terrorist organization COBRA.
THE TIME TRAVELERS WIFE
The romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife is based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger. Inspired by ‘The Odyssey’, the story centers on a man with a time traveling gene who uses his unique ability to appear to his true love at different points in her life. Robert Schwentke directs from an adapted script by Jeremy Leven.
Quentin Tarantino is working on a World War II guys on a mission flick Inglourious Basterds. Brad Pitt will play the key role of Aldo Raine, who puts together a band of Jewish-American soldiers out for Nazi scalps.
Samuel L. Jackson narrates