Oh my goodness! There have been a slew of trailers that came out this week. It also seems to be a Jude Law kind of week since he’s in three out of the five trailers featured! Might as well have a seat, kick your feet up and grab a cup of coffee because I’ve got the best of them all right here. Let’s get on with it shall we?
So it reminds me of Outbreak, but maybe a bit more sinister. The cast in this film…..let’s just say it’s massive. Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Bryan Cranston, Lawrence Fishburn, Marion Cotillard all star and it’s directed by Steven Soderberg. Sold! Beware though, this trailer shows a lot. Almost too much if you ask me. Contagion will infect theaters and make people paranoid about their personal space being invaded on September 9, 2011.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
I really loved the first Sherlock Holmes. I’m happy that the main players, being Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Guy Ritchie all came back to complete this second installment, I just hope their able to make it as good, if not better than the first one. This one also stars Noomi Rapace, who was the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The game if afoot on December 16, 2011.
This was original titled John Carter of Mars. They really should have kept that title because naming it simply “John Carter” makes me think of Noah Wyle’s character from ER. This is quite different. Taylor Kitsch (Gambit from Wolverine: Origins) is a Civil War vet who finds himself transplanted to Mars where he becomes the savior that the locals were hoping for. It’s sci-fi, and it also stars Mark Strong and Willem Dafoe. Say no more. This is based on a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs and arrives in theaters on March 9, 2012.
We finally get a look at the prequel to The Thing, also titled, The Thing. I just had a Twitter conversation with my UK colleague about this and I felt they should have titled it First Thing’s First. Just a thought. Anyway, if you’ve seen the original, you know the story starts with the crew finding the other research station abandoned and burned. The Thing (the new one) tells the story of that research station and what exactly went down there. Lots of bad stuff I presume. We’ll find out when The Thing hits theaters on October 14, 2011.
This is going to be a nice holiday family type film. Hugo is a young boy who lives in 1930′s Paris. After his father dies, he takes to living in the unseen parts of a train station who tries to solve a mystery concerning his father. This is yet another film that stars Jude Law. He’s been rather busy it seems. Also starring is Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl), Christopher Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, and Emily Mortimer. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s being directed by Martin Scorsese. Hugo hits theaters just in time for the family drama of Thanksgiving on November 23, 2011.
That’s it for this week everyone. Next weekend is Comic-Con so I’m sure there’s going to loads of information to come. Stay tuned! Until then….have a great weeekend!Tags: Ben Kingsley, Bryan Cranston, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Lee, Contagion, Emily Mortimer, Guy Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugo, John Carter, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburn, Marion Cotillard, Mark Strong, Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, prequel, Ray Winstone, Robert Downey Jr. Noomi Rapace, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Steven Soderberg, Taylor Kitsch, The Thing, Willem Dafoe