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Friday, October 1, 2010

Future Movie Rumors II

The Low Dweller (2011)
Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Remo Vinzens
With an unknown director and a fairly unknown one person cast at the moment it is easy to overlook this film. What is interesting about this film is that two big Hollywood names have signed on to produce it: Ridley Scott (Gladiator), and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator). This film centers around an ex-con who attempts to blend in to his new surroundings in an Indiana town.

Area 51 (2010)
Director: Oren Peli
The mastermind behind Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli, returns with a new feature film in which a group of teenagers stumble upon Area 51. This is certainly an interesting premise, my only question is… How do you “stumble upon” Area 51? I hope that somebody just misunderstood what they had heard and reported the wrong plot line. A movie about Area 51 definitely could have potential.

The Lost City of Z (2012)
Starring: Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds)
This film is a lot of speculation at this point. The Lost City of Z is a town, similar to Atlantis in prestige, which is located at the top of the Amazon basin. The original book, which is based on a true story, was written by David Grann in 2009, it was first published as an article in “The New Yorker” in 2005. The story takes us on a journey with Percy Fawcett (Pitt?). Fawcett is an eccentric British explorer in 1925 who goes into Brazil to look for the lost city. It has been speculated that when Brad Pitt has had that crazy facial hair in the past couple of years it was for the purpose of filming this movie.

Child’s Play (2011)
Director: Don Mancini (Seed of Chucky)
Brad Dourif: Voice of Chucky
Danny Trejo: Paulie
The first of many horror movie remakes that will be mentioned in this blog post… lucky for me, I really don’t have to write anything. We all know the story. Some remakes end up being good, most remakes crash and burn, we’ll see what happens.

The Birds (2011-2013)
Director: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale)
Starring(?): George Clooney (Up In the Air), Naomi Watts (21 Grams)
If you are going to remake a classic like The Birds, the one thing you must not do is butcher it. I think having a proven cast and a proven director is the best way to go about reviving this Hitchcock classic. 

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (2011)
I am truly excited for this remake. The Creature from the Black Lagoon is a great story. I had to watch the original for a class project in 5th grade where we were to work in groups and perform our view of what happened in an old horror flick. My group performed our version of this story. Watching the original, even at that time, I knew a remake was in the future. The original is a good story, but it isn’t very good. The zipper on creature’s suit is visible, as are the telephone poles and wires from the studio when the story was supposed to be taking place in the jungle. A remake could be the best thing for this classic.

Vivaldi (2011 & 2012)
We have a funny situation here. There are two films being released in back-to-back years featuring the life of Antonio Vivaldi, whose music can be heard (here). This is similar to 2005 & 2006 when we saw the release of Capote and Infamous respectively, two renditions of the same story. One of these films has to be good. Amadeus, the Mozart biopic, is one of my favorite films. Now they just need to do biopics for Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Debussy.

Smurfs (2011)
Voice Actors: Sofia Vergara, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming, Hank Azaria, B.J. Novak, Paul Reubens, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, & Tim Gunn
Good idea? Probably not. Smurfs are cool, and a new Smurf movie is a good idea, but in this version the Smurfs are chased out of their world and into ours. The cast seems great, the plot does not.

The Hangover 2 (2011)
Director: Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Due Date)
Starring: They’re all back!
‘The best three friends that anybody could have’ make their return to the big screen next year… this is a highly anticipated movie.

Avatar 2 (2014)
Director: James Cameron
I enjoyed Avatar for the scenery. The film was compelling but the plot was not. It was the same story we’ve heard 100 times retold with really good CGI, and the masses fell for the trick. Cameron returns with a sequel in 2014. I’ve read many articles about his future plans and ideas and I really don’t like the guy. He is smug and disconnected from the reality of the average American. He really bothers me, but I can admit he makes good movies, especially Titanic. This could be another one of his good movies (Maybe he can formulate a decent plot), or it could be another failed sequel.

*More to come later including: Sherlock Holmes Sequel, Alien Prequel, The Raven, Moneyball, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, and much more!*

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3 comments:

  1. I've heard that Leonardo Di Caprio is very keen on playing with swiss actor Remo Vinzens.

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    1. at the end Leo was out too

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  2. The movie hanover is really awesome.In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.
    Great reviews!

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