Lets get to it, its the 15 most anticipated films of 2011, so sorry no room for Pirates of the Caribbean malarky or Harry Potter flatulence. The upcoming pictures have been judged souly on what has passed across our desk and secret devices deeply implanted in various Industry executive body cavities. Surprisingly "the list" contains a lot of Comic Book Adaptions but do not fret dear there are some real movies in there too.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
"I am not the biggest Michael Bay fan in the world and the franchise holds little left to be explored but from what we are hearing from the inside out plus the recent trailer released this could be the defining film in the franchise."
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro
Scheduled Release date: 7/1/2011
"Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.”As punishment, he’s sent to Earth where he battles the most dangerous villain in the world. This is adrenaline hour"
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo
Scheduled Release date: 5/6/2011
"I cannot help but be fascinated by how fast the Weinsteins are pushing this project into production and in the meantime killing 2 other simular projects at other studios. A real space race. Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18's undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms."
Cast: None announced.
Director: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
Scheduled Release date: 3/4/2011.
Captain America: The First Avenger
"In case you’re unfamiliar with the Comic's story, it follows a soldier who’s discharged from military service and decides to volunteer for a top-secret research project, which ultimately turns him into the red, white, and blue Avenger"
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Hugo Weaving
Scheduled Release Date: 7/22/2011
"The story follows a test pilot who is given a ring by a dying alien which turns him into the Green Lantern, part of a collective who protect the galaxy from similarly powered villains. There has been some dissent from the fan-base about the casting of Ryan Reynolds, ignore them, he’s perfect as Hal Jordan."
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong
Director: Martin Campbell
Scheduled Release Date: 17/6/2011
Sherlock Holmes 2
"Guy Ritchie surprised a lot of people with the first Sherlock Holmes, a movie that was outside his comfort zone but managed to retain his sensibilities and be a fast paced, humourous adventure. There will only ever be one Sherlock Holmes, i.e Jeremy Brett but Downey Jr is darn entertaining"
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris
Director: Guy Ritchie
Scheduled Release Date: 16/12/2011.
"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. >I have a man-crush on Soderbergh's brain sometimes, ”
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Gwenyth Paltrow
Scheduled Release Date: 21/10/2011
X-Men: First Class
"So they started shooting without a finished script but there are more positives than negatives and we have all sorts of mixed faith in Vaughn exploring the metal related origins of Professor Wheels and Magnet face."
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones
Scheduled Release Date: 3/6/2011
Battle: Los Angeles
"The movie is based on a mysterious event that happened in Los Angeles during World War II in which the US military spotted UFOs and shot some down. >To be honest this has transcended from being one of the worst looking upcoming movies to become one of the few truly intriguing pictures this year, so if they worked as hard on the damn movie as they did on the marketing this could be the sleeper hit of the year "
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriquez, Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan
Scheduled Release Date: 2/18/2011
The Thing Prequel
"If The Thing prequel turns out to be as smart and well written mystery thriller we hear it is to be, this will be one of this years highlights."
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen
Scheduled Release Date: 29/4/2011.
"The Story follows “Baby Doll” an inmate in a mental institution, imprisoned by her evil stepfather who is planing to lobotomize her in 5 days. To escape, she enters an alternate reality where she has to collect 5 objects before getting caught by some gnarly dude. She’s joined by her inmates as her imagination helps her make way in real life only to have the lines blurred"
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Emily Browning, Jon Hamm, Vanessa Hudgens
Scheduled Release Date: 25/3/2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"The American film adaptation of the novel of the award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his Millennium Trilogy, which became a best-selling series after his death in November 2004. Rooney Mara v.s. Noomi Rapace mmm no pressure"
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer
Scheduled Release Date: 12/11/2011
Red Riding Hood
"A dark retelling thats receiving a lot of attention. David Johnson’s script re-imagines Red Riding hood as an older girl who falls for an orphaned woodcutter and has to avoid / conquer a werewolf that terrorizes her village."
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Shiloh Fernandez, Carmen Lavigne, Jen Halley
Scheduled Release Date: 4/22/2011
"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."
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Scheduled Release Date: 4/1/2011
"Steven Speilberg is producing J.J Abrams Film. The only elements confirmed are the setting 1979 and the genre sci-fi, supernatural, mystery."
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning.
Scheduled Release Date: 2011 sometime.