It’s a brand new year and there are so many movies to look forward to. We focused on the movies that will really make an impact this year and hopefully we can make the time to check out some of the 22 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 identified on our list. The following movies also deserve a notable mention: Dumb and Dumber to, 22 Jump street, Horrible Bosses 2, How to train your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie and Gone Girl.
22 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014
The Monuments Men
Release Date: February 7
Tasked with an impossible mission behind enemy lines whilst risking their lives to secure the treasures, the Monuments Men will face their greatest challenge yet. The film directed by George Clooney, is based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel. The story will focus on the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program and the World War II platoon, tasked by the FDR to secure pieces of art and other culturally important items from Nazi thieves. In additon to directing and starring in it, Clooney wrote the script and produced it along with Grant Heslov. The film is supported by Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban.
“Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.”
Release Date: February 12
GeekShizzle has been keeping tabs on the RobCop reboot for a while now. It has been over 20 years since Paul Verhoeven released the cult classic Robocop back in 1987. The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Film Editing and Best Sound. The film took home a golden statue for Best Sound Effects Editing. This year Robocop is back with “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within” helmer Jose Padilha sitting behind the lens for one of the most anticipated reboots in decades. “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman will take on the role as Officer Alex Murphy. Speaking to Collider.com back in 2012, Kinnaman was asked what director José Padilha will bring to the film, he said:
“With RoboCop, I couldn’t be happier because it’s such a quality director. He’s a young master. I don’t know if you’ve seen Elite Squad 1 and 2, but if you haven’t, you really should see them. They’re quite incredible. So, he’s a very smart man who’s going to do a very smart movie. If you’ve seen those movies, you know he can portray action.”
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer.”
300: Rise of an Empire
Release Date: March 7
“300: Rise of an Empire” is the official sequel to the 2006’s “300”. We will not have the privilege of seeing Gerard Butler with his spray tanned abs; instead we will follow the story of Sullivan Stapleton as General Themistocles. He will lead his men in to battle against the Persians led by the god Xerxes and Persian commander Artemisia. Rodrigo Santoro reprises his role as the villanous Xerxes, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo and newcomer Eva Green portays Artemisia. “300” director Zack Snyder passed the torch to Noam Murro for the sequel. Snyder is however credited with assisting with the screenwriting duties and production on the second instalment.
While at Comic-Con 2013, Sullivan Stapleton spoke to the press about 300: Rise of an Empire, when asked what he thought of the Frank Miller novel and Zack Snyder’s movie he said:
“Well, for me, they thought that I looked like the guy that played in the first one. Just kidding. I was part of the first one, and when I heard that they were doing a second one, I was very excited. Actually, in this one, there’s a little bit of the Xerxes backstory, so it was real cool to try to bring some humanity to this character, and I was really excited about it.”
“Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.”
Release Date: March 21
Authors J. R. R. Tolkien (“The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings”) and Suzanne Collins (“Hunger Games”) proved that best selling trilogies can pave the way for very successful Hollywood blockbusters. Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy will likely follow suit with all three books at the top of the USA Today Best-Selling list. “Divergent” is number one, “Insurgent” is number two, and “Allegiant” is number three. The futuristic film is based on Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel Divergent which is set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. Each Faction is dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Imagine a futuristic world that forces you to commit to a faction for the rest of your life or die an outsider. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers she is a Divergent (someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction) and eventually uncovers a looming war which threatens the lives of her family and the Dauntless faction leader whom she is in love with.
“In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.”
Release Date: March 28
“Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky is at the helm of one of the best know biblical stories, boasting with an all-star cast which include the likes of Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins to name a few. Crowe takes on the role as Noah, he revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight (via crossmap.christianpost.com) that the titular character he portrays will not be as benevolent or nice as normally described:
“The funny thing with people is that they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure, because he looked after the animals. ‘Aww, Noah…Noah and the animals’. It’s like, are you kidding me? This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish. He’s not benevolent, he’s not even nice! You know what I mean?”
“Darren Aronofsky brings the story of Noah’s Ark to the big screen with this Paramount/New Regency religious drama. Aronofsky directs from his own script cowritten by Ari Handel and John Logan. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson head up the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Release Date: April 4
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set in a “post-Avengers” world with Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson) teaming up to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. The Captain, played by Chris Evans, is still struggling to adapt to the modern world. The movie is villainized by a brainwashed assassin (and Captain America’s former best friend) portrayed by Sebastian Stan, who was brought back from the dead as the main baddie. We can also expect to see Robert Redford as he makes his debut in the film franchise as the new S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Alexander Pierce.
Johansson had an interview whilst on a promo tour for her new film “Don Jon”, when she shared the news with refinery29.com.
“This film is in real time,” “It’s been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It’s a working relationship.”
“After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier”.
Release Date: April 18
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“Transcendence” explore the unanswered questions computer scientists have been troubled with since the modern times of experimenting with Artificial Intelligence. Fellow Computer scientist and sci-fi author Vernor Vinge reverence the term “singularity” which basically refers to a theoretical point where machines eclipse humans in intelligence. Sarah Conner will tell you that “singularity” may also lead to annihilation and the apocalypse, that’s a story we are well familiar with. The futuristic film tells the story of Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his team of researchers who manage to create an AI machine with human emotions. Anti-technology extremists go to every extreme to ensure the project is stopped and to destroy Caster’s work. The tables turn when a power obsessed Caster is prepared to go to any lengths to see his greatest achievement succeed no matter the cost.
“Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release Date: May 2
Spider-Man fans are in for an exciting sequel with a conflicted Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) getting to grips with the huge responsibility of taking on the role as the web-slinging hero. He will also be facing his greatest enemies to date with The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) taking turns to test the Spider-Man’s courage. We will also see the introduction to Spider-Man’s main villain group, the Sinister Six lead by Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper).
Cooper had an interview with Access Hollywood (via screenrant.com) at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Cooper sheds more light on what to expect from his role, he said:
“[‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’] is an introduction to Norman Osborn, and, apparently, this leads to better things in ‘Spider-Man 3′. I think it’s fair to say that he’s on his last legs and I don’t know if I can say anything more.”
Emma Stone will be reprising her role as Gwen and Dane DeHaan stars as Harry Osborn.
“We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.” “It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.”
Release Date: May 16
The idea of another attempt to bring to life on of the most iconic monster movies in history wasn’t really at the top our list of things to be excited about. The fear of another disappointing attempt to reboot the franchise left us feeling it will be better to let things be than go through another Roland Emmerich type film which failed dismally in 1998. Come to think if it, that should be the main reason to remake this film, provided you have the right people with the vision and passion to pay homage to our favorite city destroyer.
We believe that “Godzilla 2014” director Gareth Edwards is the right man for the job, he spoke with Shock Till You Drop back in 2011 and gave some insight regarding his vision for the film moving forward:
“I’m a big fan,” ”I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right.”
The trailer released really showcases his vision to “get it right”! Check out the first official trailer for Godzilla!
The film stars Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Aaron Johnson to name a few.
“An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence”
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Release Date: May 23
“Days of Future Past” will be based on X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run. The story introduced the idea of an alternate future for the Marvel mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels. It will be up to our group of heroes to change the past in order to secure a better future. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are back as the young Professor X and Magneto with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen portraying their older versions respectively. Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique, Halle Berry as Storm, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
“The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.”
Release Date: May 30
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty gets a new twist starring Angelina Jolie in the live-action “Maleficent”. The story is a retelling of the classic tale from the perspective of the villainous and wicked fairy. We can expect to see Jolie taking on the role not just as the wicked fairy but she can also cast spells and turn into a fire-breathing dragon. The twist in the tale sees the kingdom’s army taking over as the villains and turning her heart into stone. “Pan’s Labyrinth” visual effects supervisor, Robert Stromberg, takes the seat as director for the first time. Stromberg is the master of visual effects; we should be in for a very pleasing visual ride!
“A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
Edge of Tomorrow
Release Date: 6 June
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The Tom Cruise starrer is a Groundhog Day-esque action film based on the Japanese light novel “All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka”. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) has been demoted to fight in a war against an alien race known as Mimics. The “suicide mission” sees him dead within minutes after taking down an Alpha with him. Now stuck in a loop since direct physical contact with the alien leaves him in the same state as Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day” (reliving the same day over and over), he discovers better ways to take down his enemies. The Sci-Fi action thriller also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh.
“The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Release Date: June 27
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Set with an all new human cast and the exclusion of Shia LaBeouf, “Age of Extinction” was initially frowned upon by Transformers fanboys. The announcement that Mark Wahlberg has joined the franchise for the fouth instalment certainly turned things around with people singing praises with the inclusion of the Hollywood heavyweight. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters this year. Plot details are being kept a secret, but we know that Jack Reynor is playing a race-car driver. Nicola Peltz is his girlfriend, and Mark Wahlberg is her father….we will also see Dinobots! Mark Wahlberg portrays Cade Yeager, Nicola Peltz will play his daughter, Jack Reynor will be Peltz’s boyfriend and Kelsey Grammer takes on the role as the main baddie.
Michael Bay spoke to Yahoo! revealing that he wants “Transformers 4” to feel more cinematic and slick than the first Transformers film trilogy. His aim is to give the fourth installment a look and feel that is distinctly different compared to the Transformers films produced in the past.
“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie, but it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the Transformers movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.”
Check out the First ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Teaser, we get to see Dinobots for the first time!
“Earth is scarred by the events of the past three movies, but is moving on after all the giant robots disappeared,” “Cade Yeager, an inventor, discovers a buried Transformer which sets the stage for the return of the rest of the Transformers.”
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: July 11
Human civilization is slowly crumbling while the impending war between man and ape is looming. Caesar and his army prepared to defend their ground, who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species? Caesar is now a father, husband and leader of a growing ape nation in a post “Simian Flu” pandemic world. The human race has suffered many casualties and representatives from a cluster of survivors reach out to contact Caesar as their civilization continues to fall. What will the final outcome be? “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves is serving behind the lens, starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Judy Greer.
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Release Date: July 18
Coming from the sci-fi masterminds Lana and Andy Wachowski who gave us “The Matrix”, “Jupiter Ascending” stars Channing Tatum who portrays Caine, a genetically engineered killer sent to eliminate earth-born princess portrayed by Mila Kunis.
Lana Wachowski said in an interview with movies.msn.com:
“It’s a science-fiction space opera. It has a lot of things from a lot of genres that we love. It’s got a lot of original action, it’s got a lot of romance.”
Tatum and Kunis is supported by Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and James D’Arcy among other stars. “Jupiter Ascending” also marks the Wachowski’s first original story directed to be released in 3D.
“Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.”
Guardians of the Galaxy
Release Date: August 1
Marvel will be at the forefront again this year riding on the success of last year’s “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World”. Both superhero movies made the list as one of the Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2013. The film stars Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) have been confirmed.
Speaking to Craveonline.com, James Gunn revealed that Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) is the primary villain. He explained how Ronan will relate to Thanos:
“Thanos is a character in our movie. He’s the main sort of… He works with Ronan. In my movie Ronan works for Thanos, and Ronan is the main bad guy in our film.”
He also talked about the amount of practical effects used in Guardians of the Galaxy.
“We have a prison set that is 350,000 pounds of steel. Our sets are enormous. Anybody who knows me knows I really love the mix of practical and CGI effects and I carried that over into this movie. We have tons and tons of practical effects. People ask if it’s expensive, and it is, but not compared to making every single shot in the movie a visual effect. We have tons of practical sets. I can’t wait for people to see it because it’s astoundingly beautiful.”
“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain Americaand The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the blanace. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios. “
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Release Date: August 22
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is the long awaited sequel for the 2005’s “Sin City”. We will finally get to see the hotly anticipated sequel which took nearly 10 years to be completed. The sequel is based on the “Dame to Kill For” graphic novel by Frank Miller. The four segments include a continuation to Bruce Willis’ Hartigan and Jessica Alba’s Nancy story in the first film. The film stars Mickey Rourke, Eva Green (the dame), Josh Brolin and Dennis Haysber to name a few. Director Robert Rodriguez is back behind the lens with parts of the stories newly written by Miller specifically for the motion picture.
“Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.”
Release Date: November 7
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne believes that wormholes are the key to time travelling among other things. As crazy as it sounds, when someone is the long-time friend and colleague of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, it is safe to assume that maybe, just maybe there is something we have missed through the years. Interested yet? The film is helmed by Christopher Nolan from a script he wrote with the help from his brother Jonathan Nolan! “Interstellar” revolves around the collapse of future governments and economies across the globe that results in food shortage. Their only hope is to explore a mysterious rip in spacetime using whatever is left of NASA.
“The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”
Nolan is very secretive as usual!
Release Date: November 12
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Generating lots of Oscar buzz, “Fury” is promising to be the World War movie to look forward to in 2014. The script is written by “Training Day” scribe David Ayer with Brad Pitt attached as the star. Founder and CEO of QED International paid $1 million to acquire the Ayer script back in February 2013. The movie set in 1945 follows a five-man crew of an American tank named Fury that runs across a German division. David Ayer is at the helm of the project, while QED will produce with John Lesher. Ayer said his goal is to “bring a fresh execution to the genre. What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” The anticipated war drama also stars Shia LaBeouf, John Bernthal, Logan Lerman and Kevin Vance.
“In April 1945, as Nazi Germany collapses, the five-man crew of an American tank, led by battle tested “Wardaddy,” prepares for their deadliest mission into Nazi territory. After losing a member of their crew, a young private who has never seen the frontline is transferred into their ranks. They are assigned to cover the flank of the primary forces moving toward Berlin, but find themselves facing the brunt of the battle. Faced with constant enemy fire and no reinforcements, the crew of the American tank must charge forth to complete their mission.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Release Date: November 21
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” will be the start of the epic showdown we have been waiting for. “Catching Fire” lays the foundation for the last two films to take place. In many ways “Catching Fire” can also be considered a filler that gives the entire series its meaning with Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 getting down to the final conclusion and epic climax. With Jennifer Lawrence attached we should be in for a humdinger with the two-part finale split over 2014 and 2015.
We are still waiting for the official trailer
“In “Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2,” we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.”
Release Date: December 12
“Exodus” is helmed by the legendary director Ridley Scott with a script from “Schindler’s List” scribe Steven Zaillian. “Exodus” tells the biblical story of Moses with Christian Bale attached as the titular character. In the Book of Exodus, Moses was born as a Hebrew at a time when the Pharaoh had commanded that male Hebrew children be drowned. The infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile in a basket, rescued by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal family as a brother to the future Pharoah. According to the Biblical story, the adult Moses was commanded by God to go to Egypt and deliver the Hebrews from bondage. Scott is producing the pic alongside Zaillian and Peter Chernin for 20th Century Fox.
We are still waiting for the official trailer
“A retelling of the story of Moses, from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement.”
The Hobbit: There and Back Again —
(*Update: Movie title changed to “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”)
Release Date: December 17
“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” is the third and final film to conclude the epic trilogy. “There and Back Again” is going to be filled with action which ends with a massive final showdown between Elves, Men, Dwarves, and Goblins on the footsteps of the Lonely Mountain. “The Desolation of Smaug” is only the beginning of the epic conflict that will reach an overwhelming climax that will lead to an emotional end to the series.
We are still waiting for the official trailer
“’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ is the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film concludes the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins, who joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.”