The Smurfs

Director: Raja Gosnell

Writters: Peyo (characters), J. David Stem (screenplay)

With Neil Patrick Harris, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry, Jayma Mays, Anton Yelchin, Paul Reubens, Alan Cumming, Hank Azaria, George Lopez

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Written by Columbia Pictures

Where the smurfs are we?

Columbia Pictures
Release Date:
3 August 2011 (USA)

http://www.smurfhappens.com/

The Tree of Life

Written & Directed by Terrence Malick

With Brad Pitt , Sean Penn, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Chastain, Kari Matchett, Dalip Singh

The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s.. follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father . Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Nothing Stands Still..

Cottonwood Pictures
In Movie Theaters:
May 27, 2011

http://tree-of-life-movie-trailer.blogspot.com/

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Director: Michael Apted

Writers: Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Michael Petroni

With Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Laura Brent, Simon Pegg

Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world….

Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia.

Fox 2000 Pictures
Release Date:
10 December 2010 (USA)

http://www.narniafans.com/

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Doug Miro
Carlo Bernard

With Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina, Ethan Peck

A new live action comedy-adventure loosely based on the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Disney’s Fantasia. In modern day Manhatten, the master sorcerer Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath . Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date:
16 July 2010 (USA)

http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/sorcerersapprentice/

The last airbender

Director & Writer : M. Night Shyamalan

With: Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis, Nicolas Peltz, Randall Duk Kim, Jessica Andres

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive… a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations….

Paramount Pictures
Release Date:
2 July 2010 (USA)

http://www.thelastairbendermovie.com/

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Director: David Slade

Writers: Stephenie Meyers (novel)
Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)

With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Alice Cullen, Ashley Greene

Bella and Edward forbidden relationship and choose between her true love for Edward or her friendship with Jacob Black as the struggles between vampires and werewolves continues. But there is still another choice for Bella to make, mortality or immortality?
After the vote about her becoming immortal, Bella realizes graduation isn’t too far away and starts to panic. But she has bigger problems arising, her feelings for Jacob, his feelings for her and Victoria. The vampire who is trying to take revenge on her for Edward killing her James.

Lovestruck teenager Bella must choose between her vampire boyfriend Edward and werewolf Jacob…..

Summit Entertainment
Release Date:
30 June 2010 (USA)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Director: Mike Newell

Writers: Doug Miro
Carlo Bernard

With Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Reece Ritchie, Toby Kebbell

Based on the video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. From the Bruckheimer Films movie studio…

Defy the Future

Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Release Date:
28 May 2010 (USA)

http://disney.go.com/Disneypictures/princeofpersia/

Shrek Forever After

Director: Michael Mitchell

Writers : Josh Klausner
Darren Lemke

With: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Jon Hamm, Antonio Banderas, Justin Timberlake, Megan Fox, Jane Lynch

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met.That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

The Final Chapter


Dreamworks Animation

Release Date:
21 May 2010 (USA)

http://www.shrekforeverafter.com/

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Lewis Carroll (Book), Linda Woolverton (Screenplay)

With Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Michael Sheen

Lewis Carroll’s book has seen many cinema incarnations, lots of direct translations, yet more films inspired by the imagery and narrative. ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ has had a pervasive effect on cinema, literature and music, with allusions cropping up in all corners of culture. Elements of the story have made appearances in films from Donnie Darko to Labyrinth to Jurassic Park, as well as the television series ‘Lost’, and Marilyn Manson’s 2007 album ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’, to name only a very few instances. There have been silent movies, musicals, X-rated takes and a film starring Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, so yet another version of Wonderland will have to be out-of-this-world to wow. Disney’s new 3D technology might just manage that.

Alice In Wonderland will be one of the many movies lined up to be screened in 3D over the next five years. These digital technological advances are being lauded as important as the advent of sound to cinema by Hollywood moguls. The ‘New York Times’ reports that a number of Hollywood’s most influential figures, including CEO of DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg and Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter, are heralding 3D technology as a revolution in cinema.

Alice In Wonderland seems to be the perfect Disney template for Burton to manipulate into his own crazy fairy tale, complete with everyone’s favorite Burton-boy Johnny Depp. I’m not even sure what this adaptation could entail as I’m sure a “loose” translation of the original text may be somewhat of an understatement.

Release Date:
5 March 2010 (USA)


http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/aliceinwonderland/

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Director: Chris Colombus

Writters: Craig Titley
Rick Riordan(book)

With: Logan Lerman, Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd

It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

A sequel, also based on the Camp Half-Blood and Greek Mythology universe, is planned for the Percy Jackson series, believed to be concerning the new Great Prophecy mentioned at the end of The Last Olympian. Rick Riordan has confirmed about the series, and as of November 2009[update], Rick Riordan is working on the first draft of the first book, slated for release in Fall, 2010

Written by 20th Century Fox

Release Date:
12 February 2010 (USA)

http://www.foxinternational.com/percyjackson/