20. Source CodeStudio: The Mark Gordon Company
Director: Duncan Jones (Moon, Whistle, Mute)
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Scheduled Release Date: 4/1/2011
Jaken Gyllenhaal plays a soldier who’s sent into the body of a civilian aboard a train in the last eight minutes of his life and forced to relive the incident over and over again until he can find out who is responsible for its bombing and how to prevent the next terrorist attack from occurring.
19. Red DawnStudio: MGM
Director: Dan Bradley (1st feature length film)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas
Scheduled Release Date: TBD
This remake of the 1984 classic will have the Wolverines fending off a Chinese invasion instead of the Russians.
18. Your HighnessStudio: Universal Pictures
Director: David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls, George Washington)
Cast: Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco, Danny McBride
Scheduled Release Date: 4/8/2011
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world-Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux).
17. The Rum DiaryStudio: GK Films
Director: Bruce Robinson
Cast: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, and Giovanni Ribisi
Scheduled Release Date: TBD
We actually included this on our list of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2010, as it started development in late March 2009. Now that it’s in post, we can safely assume it will get a 2011 release. Based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel of the same name, this adventure follows Johnny Depp as a journalist who travels to Puerto Rico to write for The San Juan Star. He eventually gets hooked on drinking rum and becomes obsessed with a woman played by Amber Heard.
16. Green Lantern
Studio: Warner BrothersDirector: Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness)
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins
Scheduled Release Date: 6/17/2011
The Green Hornet comes out in January, a month riddled with notoriously bad movies, so of the two “Green” superheroes, we’re siding with Green Lantern. Seems like every time you have movies closely mirroring each other – even on the most simplistic level (in this case, superheroes and the color green). Lantern has a more conventional superhero blockbuster aesthetic with Ryan Reynolds and his superheroic physique combined with a summer release some six months after people hopefully for Lantern.
Studio: Warner Bros.Director: Steven Soderbergh (Michael Clayton, Syriana)
Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne
Scheduled Release Date: 10/21/2011
Contagion is “an action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak”
14. The MuppetsStudio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Director: James Bobin (Mugged, Sally, A Good Opportunity)
Cast: Amy Adams, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Jack Black, Danny Trejo
Scheduled Release Date: 10/21/2011
This movie has a laundry list of rumored cast members including Jack Black, Katy Brand (nee Perry), The Hangover‘s Ed Helms, Billy Crystal, Lady Gaga, Machete‘s Danny Trejo, Mickey Rooney, Glee’s Jane Lynch, and JCVD himself, Jean Claude Van Damme. Confirmed cast members include Talladega Night‘s Amy Adams, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Ricky Gervais, and Zach Galifianakis. This is very dear and personal project for screenwriter and actor Jason Segel who co-wrote the movie with Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek director Nick Stoller.
13. ImmortalsStudio: Universal
Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Henry Cavill, John Hurt, Stephen Dorff
Scheduled Release Date: 11/11/2011
Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes.
12. X-Men: First ClassStudio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake)
Cast: Aaron Johnson, James McAvoy
Scheduled Release Date: 6/3/2011
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.
11. MoneyballStudio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Bennett Miller (Capote, The Cruise)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Scheduled Release Date: 9/23/11
This is the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ 2003 book. It follows the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane who assembled the team by using computer-generated analysis and overlooked statistics. Brad Pitt will play Beane and other cast members include Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as then A’s manager Art Howe.
10. Captain America: The First AvengerStudio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Hidalgo, Jurassic Park III, Jumanji, The Rocketeer)
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Hugo Weaving
Scheduled Release Date: 7/22/2011
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
9. Battle: Los AngelesStudio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriquez, Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan
Scheduled Release Date: 2/18/2011
A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.
8. Hugo CabretStudio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver… the list goes on)
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley
Scheduled Release Date: 12/9/11
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret" concerns a 12-year-old orphan who lives in the walls of a Paris train station in 1930 and a mystery involving the boy, his late father and a robot.
7. Cowboys & AliensStudio: Universal Pictures
Director: Jon Favreau (Iron Man 1 & 2, Elf)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell
Scheduled Release Date: 7/29/2011
The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been.
6. Girl With The Dragon TattooStudio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director: David Fincher (The Social Network, Se7en, The Game, Benjamin Button)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer
Scheduled Release Date: 12/11/2011
This is the American film adaptation of the novel of the award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson.
5. Sucker PunchStudio: Warner Bros.
Director: Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300, Dawn of the Dead)
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Jon Hamm, Michael Jai White, Emily Browning
Scheduled Release Date: 3/25/2011
About a little girl who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather and lobotomy. She ends up in a mental institution and while there she starts to imagine an alternative reality. She plans to escape from that imaginary world but to do that she needs to steal five objects before she is caught by a vile man. The story is set in the 1950's.
4. Red Riding HoodStudio: Warner Bros.
Director: Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen)
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez, Carmen Lavigne, Jen Halley
Scheduled Release Date: 4/22/2011
Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon.
3. ThorStudio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Kenneth Branagh (1996′s Hamlet, 1994′s Frankenstein, 1993′s Much Ado About Nothing, 1989′s Henry V)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo
Scheduled Release Date: 5/6/2011
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
2. Super 8Studio: Paramount
Director: J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield)
Cast: None announced. Not even rumored! SICK!!
Scheduled Release Date: 2011
Set in 1979 Ohio, a group of six young children use a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One night while filming near a remote stretch of railroad tracks, the children witness a car collide with an oncoming train leading to a catastrophic derailment. Amidst the fire and destruction, something inhuman emerges.
1. The Hangover 2Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Todd Phillips (Starsky & Hutch, Road Trip, Old School, Frat House, The Hangover)
Cast: Zach Galifinakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha
Scheduled Release Date: 5/26/2011
Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Bangkok for Stu's wedding.