Movie horizon of 2008
The movie year of 2007 was actually quite good, but there are a few gems coming up in 2008.
I don’t think it will be nearly as good as the hype claims, but must see it anyway.
It seems like a weird mix of Kurt Wagner and Highlander. Love it!
- I am legend
Will Smith is the last man on Earth, in a remake of Charlton Heston’s classic The Omega Man from 1971.
Malcolm McDowell and Neil Marshall will make this something to remember.
- Atlas Shrugged
Angelina Jolie has been chosen as Dagny Taggart, one of the main characters in Ayn Rand’s novel. But the question for further auditions is obvious: Who is John Galt?
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Woody Allen’s new film is naturally featuring his latest darling Scarlett Johansson. It was shot in Barcelona at the same time I was there this summer.
Bryan Singer gives Tom Cruise an eye-patch to play with.
- The Happening
Sigh. Shyamalan just don’t know when to stop.
- Zombie Strippers
A zombie movie with Jenna Jameson. This will be unbearable.
We also have a fair share of sequels, for good or worse:
- AvP 2 – Requiem
The year opens with this eagerly awaited sequel on January 4th, featuring the horrible predalien. It will suck big time but I will see it ten times anyway for the spear and shoulder cannon.
- Indiana Jones 4
He does look a bit old these days.
- Star Trek 11
JJ Abrams has gathered a quite impressive casting for this prequel.
- X-Files 2
I want to believe that this sequel won’t suck.
- National Treasure 2
What will they unearth this time? The secret connection between Pocahontas and Lee Harvey Oswald?
- Hellboy 2
The big red guy hits the sewers once more.
- Bond 22
21 predecessors! Now how’s that for a sequel?
- Starship Troopers 3
Rico’s back! And by writing this, I’ve done my part.
- Narnia: Prince Caspian
The irritating siblings return to fairyland.
There’s also the usual suspects of comic book adaptations:
- Batman : The Dark Knight
Oh yes. Heath Ledger’s Joker will be quite far from Nicholson’s smiling jester.
- Iron Man
Downey surprisingly nails the millionaire playboy character quite well in the trailer, even though they will most likely change the character’s alcoholic behavior for obvious reasons.
- Solomon Kane
How did Max von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite end up in this Conan spin-off?
- The Incredible Hulk
Not that Ang Lee’s version was a masterpiece, but I really wonder why they had to do a new one so soon?
And as always, we have a bunch of movies that simply should not exist. Such as…
Except for Mr T, the remake cast is simply priceless with Fabio as “Beautiful Thug” and Richard Kiel as “Thug”.
- John Rambo
You didn’t see it coming, did you? Get ready for the grenade-armed wheelchair.
- Jurassic Park IV
The first movie redefined CGI industry but the sequels were an insult. This one will not be an exception.
- Scorpion King prequel
That’s right, a prequel to a movie which in itself was a prequel to The Mummy, which also had a sequel. Fortunately, The Rock was wise enough to stay away this time.
- Punisher 2: Welcome Back Frank
I wish it was a joke, but that’s the actual title.
- The Day the Earth Stood Still remake
This is a remake of the fantastic original, this time starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu. Please say it’s only a bad dream.