Some of the choices will be obvious, while others may seem a little strange. But I promise I have my reasons for wanting to see the following 14 films next year! Doesn’t seem like many, but I am sure a few little gems will be released and take me by surprise. But let’s take a small look at the films I am most looking forward to in 2012 . . .
I have just come across the first lot of pictures of Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen in next years Untitled Snow White film. I think the best thing to think about Jules is WOW. She really does look incredible, I can imagine her being really good and very evil in the role. Really looking forward to seeing this one . . . yes I know I say that about all of her films. But what can I say I am a massive fan!
As we are entering June, the summer films are going to be coming out thick and fast over the next couple of months. Let’s have a look and see what we have to look forward to! As with most summer films, a lot seem to be based around comic books. We have another installment from X-Men (hopefully doing better than Wolverine) and the much anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger, which is the last film in the build up to ‘The Avengers’ which is due out next year. A couple of comedies thrown in. But let’s face it, this summer is about the final Harry Potter film, part 2 of the Deathly Hallows. The end of the franchise after 10 years since it all began.
It doesn’t seem that many out and out romantic comedies are going for a summer release (unless of course I have missed them). Definitely more for the action and adventure angle this summer!
What films are you looking forward to most this summer?
As we have known since it was all confirmed properly that Peter Jackson was heading back to middle earth to eventually get ‘The Hobbit’ onto the big screen, we have known that the book will be put into two films. These two films now have names!
The first is, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ which will be released December 14th 2012.
The second installement is ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again‘ and will be released Decemeber 13th 2013.
I think it’s very nice to see that they are following similar release dates which ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series had. The anticipation is really starting to build for these films and we still have more than a year and a half left to wait. But one thing is for sure we know that they will not disappoint at all!
The first picture has been released from the up and coming film ‘The Iron Lady’ with Meryl Streep taking on the task of becoming Margaret Thatcher. Well by this picture she certainly does look like her! Cannot think of any other actress who could take on this role. Streep will be just incredible.
Orlando Bloom talks on set about up and coming film “The Three Musketeers”. I am pleased to see that he is going to be back on our screens very soon. He still seems as crazy as ever!
The first pictures of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander have been circulating the web recently. Has to be said that Mara looks totally different (which was to be expected). I am sure plenty more set pictures will be around for this film!
After a few weeks of speculation and having nearly ever actress in Hollywood linked to the role of Lisbeth Salander for the Hollywood 2011 version of the millennium trilogy. It has been announced that relatively unknown actress Rooney Mara will be taking on the massive task of bringing Salander to the big screen in the English/American version of the franchise. Most recently Mara was in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Youth in Revolt. I am finding it quite positive that she is quite an unknown quantity as it should make it easier to bring Salander to life.
Mara joins Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright Penn who have been cast in the film thus far. I am still looking forward to see who will be in the more minor yet important roles in the film.
Another day, another possible part cast in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. The latest news is that Robin Wright Penn is in talks to take on the role of Erika Berger. Who is the long time occasional lover of Daniel Craig’s character Mikael Blomkvist, and editor of Millenium magazine.
I think this would be good casting as I can really see her in the role of Berger.
What does everyone else think?
The latest on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is that Stellan Skarsgard is in talks and/or been cast as Martin Vanger in the film due to be released in 2011. I have great interest in this film trilogy as onto reading “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and have the Swedish version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ready to watch. I think Skarsgard would be a brilliant choice for the role of Martin Vanger, he’s a very good actor and actually Swedish!
I just hope the casting news continues to flow in each week, as I am really curious who will be cast in the different roles especially Lisabeth Sandler and Erika Berger. Just a little warning that I will be having constant updates about this trilogy on the blog in a massive build up to the films release . . . and they haven’t even got the whole cast sorted out yet!
Well it seems that I must have nothing something good recently and getting my reward in the form of Daniel Craig news and now a picture from next year’s film Cowboys & Aliens. He does look very Indiana Jones like in this picture. I am having Daniel Craig overload (again) which is actually brilliant. Especially when Quantum of Solace was on TV the other night and I just had to watch it. I am starting to think I should have a Daniel Craig film night, I do have a lot of his films on DVD! Maybe even a Daniel Craig blog-fest, well that ship may have already sailed with the amount of posts about Daniel being a few in as many days!
Daniel Craig has been confirmed as Mikael Bromkvist in the Hollywood version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and now the attention will be turning to who will play the part of Lisabeth Salander! And this is exactly what this blog post is going to have a look into, who has already been linked with the part and who would be the best choice. All of the actresses who have been linked with the role are young and have quite a lot of critical acclaim towards them. However, for each actress that I will be looking at for the role none of them have ever played a character anything like Salander. I’m not saying that Salander is common by no means, she is a very complex character tough, rather kick ass and has an attitude. When you see the actresses considered for the role you will understand that they have not done that type of role which makes this all so much more difficult to try and imagine them being a very strong woman. Who has to endure a lot but then gets to have her revenge as well. It is going to be a very difficult and challenging role for whoever is lucky enough to get the part!
Noomi Rapace who took on the task of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version’s of the triology has ruled herself out of this film stating that she is quite simply done with the character. Understandable really as she won’t have enough ‘star power’ for a mainstream film which will attract the audiences.
The latest news about the Hollywood remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are that Daniel Craig has been cast in the lead role as Mikael Blomkvist. This comes as very exciting news as with another Bond film looking very unlikely any new role for Daniel is good news for me. I have been such a big fan of his for a few years now.
David Fincher has signed on to direct the trilogy of films. My task now is to read all of the books, which I have had for months now, actually I have owned The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a few years now since it’s release but have not read it all. After reading that book, I shall definitely watch the Swedish version before this film comes out. At least I have a year and a half before this film is due for release.
Anyone have any opinions on the book, first film and/or this remake? Especially the casting of Daniel Craig?
I shall be posting more in relation to this film/book franchise as I get into reading them.
The third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise really is going to have a massive following and build up after the success of Batman Begins and then The Dark Knight in recreating the Batman series the third installment which is currently slated for a 2012 release, has been creating press since The Dark Knight’s credits rolled. Heath Ledger’s death which occurred before the release of The Dark Knight, the ending which had us wondering The Joker’s fate, yet we knew we would never see the character in that form again. A sad moment for so many reasons, Ledger’s Joker gained an Oscar and so much critical acclaim and was definitely one of performances of the decade if not all time. This has then all raised the very good question of which villain shall be making an appearance in this third film in the series. Apparently the answer to that question is THE RIDDLER.
The Riddler was last seen in Batman Forever portrayed by Jim Carrey, in a fun crazy way. Very light and comic book like, seemed as though he came straight from the pages of the comics these films are based on. I can’t deny that I have always loved Jim Carrey’s Riddler for the age I was when Batman Forever was released and class that film as a very guilty pleasure now. But we have already witness that Nolan’s Batman films aren’t like anything we have ever seen before, they are darker and not going for obvious laughs in a fun way. They are more serious and after what he did with The Joker, we can only begin to imagine how sinister and evil he could make The Riddler.
The fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is due to land on our screens in May 2011. The major build up has begun already with Captain Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp, making an appearance on a teaser video at comic-con. I am very much looking forward to this film in hope that they can finish the franchise on a high after the slight disappointment of the third film. It will be interesting to see how it all works without Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Keria Knightley) after the much publicized announcements that they would not be returning for the fourth film.
Inspired by a “become a fan” or now “like” on Facebook. I thought it was a good title to write some build up about the long-awaited third installment of Toy Story. To really get into this blog I guess I have to think back to 1995 and the release of the first Toy Story when I was 7/8 years old! So I had to be in the target audience for this film. I went to the cinema to see it and can remember totally loving it and I used to hope my toys came to life when I was not around (yes, probably extremely sad to admit that but it is true, and I am sure a lot of you out there felt exactly the same). The thought of your toys having adventures and everything really was just fantastic. Plus this was the first Pixar animation and so different to all the previous animated films we had ever seen.
In a follow up blog to AC/DC doing the soundtrack for Iron Man 2. Here is a video of the making of “shoot to thrill” video . . . ENJOY !!!
A couple of days ago now I receieved a press release for the Iron Man 2 soundtrack which is featuring songs from AC/DC. What are everyone’s thoughts on this?
Read more to see the soundtrack listing!
I have been looking forward to Alice in Wonderland since hearing that Tim Burton would be making the film. I love Tim Burton films as they are always very different to anything you have seen before. The film is due for release on Friday and I am very much hoping that I can get to see it on Friday.
Earlier this week we had the Odeon cinema change announcing that they would not be showing the much anticipated film because Disney plan to release the DVD 12 weeks after the cinema release instead of the usual 17 weeks. I found this very strange that Odeon were willing to lose out on so much money by not showing the film and letting their usual customers got o other cinema chains. This didn’t really effect myself as I am a Cineworld customer. Cineworld is actually opening the film on a massive release with hundreds of screens across the country. Odeon changed their mind and decided to release the film this Friday. It really does look like its going to have a big box office taking.
I have just realised that I have not made any posts about Avatar . . . and actually find this quite shocking for quite a lot of reasons. Those being; I have seen the trailer loads of times over the past few months and in 3D a couple of times, I love fantasy films and the thought of getting totally lost in another world, this is the most expensive film ever made at 300 million, it has been an idea for 15 years and taken the past 4 years for James Cameron to make the film . . . and we all remember the success he had in his last big venture, still the biggest box office taking ever in Titanic. But Avatar is going to be Epic in a totally different way. CGI . . . 3D . . . in a Sci-Fi/action/adventure/thriller, it just promises to be out of this world and blow you away to something that you have never seen before, and by looking at the trailer and pictures it is certainly going to do just that.
Just come across the exclusive clip of Kate Hudson singing “Cinema Italiano” from “Nine” which is a movie I am so much looking forward to. So check out the video of Kate singing
The full song “Be Italian” which is on the trailer for “Nine” as been put on youtube. It is sung by Fergie and really does just build up my anticipation for this movie even more so.
I have just read that the release date for Nine has been pushed back from November to December. So delayed for about a month. I have to admit that I am so disappointed as this really is a film I have been looking forward to since it was announced. I think if you have read my blog before you will know that I am a big fan of musicals. So a new movie version of a musical from the director who brought one of my favorite films Chicago made me extremely excited. I still think it will be totally worth the wait, but still such a let down that we have to wait an extra month for it. Hopefully in that time though, the poster will be released, along with another trailer and to top it all off the soundtrack. I really want to listen to the soundtrack before seeing the film, as I like being knowing the songs before seeing a musical.