Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Apparently a gamer called "Gearhead" managed to get his hands on a copy of Stu Beattie's 22 page treatment for the Gears Of War movie planned for 2009! Can you believe it? Sounds authentic to me. Check it out, but...
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD...
"By what I read, it sounds like it is going to be one kick ass film! One of the reasons is not only because of Marcus Phoenix but heroic Latino character DOM SANTIAGO!"
Planet Sera. The Battle of Aspho Fields. The last battle of the Pendulum Wars.
We meet Sergeant MARCUS FENIX and Corporal DOM SANTIAGO riding pensively in the back of a Raven, one of hundreds ferrying in gears to assault the enemy headquarters. The Coalition of Ordered Governments could have simply burned the fortress to the ground with their orbital satellites, but a body count is needed for the big final COG victory and satburns have a way of disintegrating human flesh...
...this weighs on Dom's mind as enemy missiles start pounding the Ravens.
Several choppers go down in flames. Marcus keeps his eyes and his squad on the target. The Ravens touch down and the gears pile out into an insane hail of rocket and gunfire. Most Ravens never even back it back up. This is madness. Bodies are ripped apart. Wounded soldiers scream for their mothers. A grenade annihilates an embedded media crew. Nobody knows where he or she's supposed to be.
We find CAPTAIN HOFFMAN bullying gears to take up the fight, but the soldiers are scared and fear this whole mission is suicide. With the attack dangerously stalled, Marcus rounds up a small crew of gears and they begin to work their way forward towards the enemy bunker, defying Hoffman's orders to wait for back-up. Hoffman is livid, but Marcus' defiance of his authority is nothing new. The fighting is ferocious. Marcus and Dom pull along the less experienced troops with them. One of them wants to turn and run, but Marcus forces him to stay in his position. Gears never abandon their fellow men. Once the gears reach the bunker, the fighting goes hand to hand. Face to face. Chainsaw to chainsaw. Marcus is cold and emotionless. A professional soldier doing whatever is necessary to get the job done. He feels nothing, using corpses of other gears as cover without hesitation as they finally break through the enemy's last defenses.
Marcus busts down the bunker door where the ENEMY LEADER is hiding. But the man puts a bullet through his brain before Marcus and Dom can grab him. It's a sad and brutal ending to a sad and brutal battle. The only positive thing about it: after 79 years, peace will finally come to Sera.
We cut to Ephyra. A beautiful city in Sera. An enormous victory parade in progress. Citizens flock the streets and hang out of building windows to cheer their triumphant gears. We see Dom receive a medal for his part in the Battle of Aspho Fields. Embarrassingly for Hoffman, Marcus has not shown up to receive his because that's not why Marcus fought all these years. And right now, all he wants is to be left alone in a quiet bar where he can get drunk. An OLD MAN watches Marcus and eventually joins him. Marcus wants nothing to do with the old man who simply congratulates the young war hero and leaves. As the old man goes, Dom enters with his wife, MARIA, and several other vets who are with their women. The parade is over and the party has begun (this is a gears bar). We see that Dom really loves his wife. She's everything to him. Dom makes a bet with Marcus over the outcome of a thrashball game on the bar monitor. We see Number 83, Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole score and taunt his opponents. Marcus wins twenty dollars. Dom promises to pay him back later. Dom tells Marcus that he thought he saw Marcus' father just leaving. Marcus just replies that he has no father.
We follow the old man as he returns to the East Barricade Academy. He is ADAM FENIX and he is the headmaster here as well as a scientist of some reknown.
The labs are mostly empty. People are out celebrating the end of the wars and the beginning of peace talks. Adam grumbles to an assistant that perhaps now with the war over, the COG will finally allow him to explore the Hollow. But, as the assistant points out, exploration beyond mining zones has always been strictly forbidden...
...as the assistant walks off, Adam mutters under his breath. He taps into a COG motion camera in the Lethia Imulsion mine outside town. Watching the workers come and go, shift change.
We follow a small crew of MINERS starting their shift. They pass by Adam's camera view and take an elevator further down to their current digging site. Using a drill machine, they begin to dig into a wall of rock when all of a sudden it collapses, revealing something on the other side that makes all of them go still. Before one of them can say, What the fuck, his head is blown clean off his shoulders.
Marcus drives Dom and Maria back to their home in their truck. They're too drunk and horny to get behind a wheel themselves. Hopefully, the kids are already asleep however, as they arrive, Dom's kids come running out of the house to see him -- effectively killing his chances of having sex tonight. Marcus watches Dom and Maria put their children to bed, abating one child's fear of the boogeymen who come up from the ground and snatch people. Dom insists that they're just stories made up to scare kids.
Dom sees Marcus out, telling him to find a good woman and settle down now that the war's over. Marcus promises to start making calls to girls he knows first thing tomorrow. Dom suggests he calls girls he doesn't know apparently, Marcus has never ended a relationship well.
But as soon as Marcus is alone again, we realize that's not what's on his mind. He walks through the city of Ephyra - electronic billboards spout the benefits of Imulsion, a cheaper, cleaner fuel. COG insignias are everywhere. COG motion security cameras on the street follow Marcus from block to block, but he routinely ignores them.
Marcus reaches a magnificent house by a lake. He punches the code on the gate and enters the expansive grounds, staring up at a light in the windows. He almost goes inside. Instead, he hurls his empty beer bottle against the window and walks back out the gate. A moment later, we spot Adam peering out the window. He sees nobody, only the gate slowly swinging shut. A sad look sinks onto his face, he returns to what he's doing, which is carrying his dinner on a tray through his huge empty house, down several back stairways to the basement cellar. He opens a hidden door to reveal a secret lab filled with computers and exploratory robots (geobots). Partial maps of the Hollow fill the walls. We realize that Adam has been secretly exploring the Hollow for years. A live feed is coming in from his geobot that is ever-so-slowly mapping every tunnel and crevice.
All of a sudden, Adam spots something. He stops the geobot and zooms in on a rock ledge, leaning into the monitor to get a better look. The image is grainy, the geobot deep in the Hollow. But there seems to be the remains of some human bones. Ripped apart and broken. Adam stares at the bones and marks the location.
Marcus returns to his barracks at the vast Jacinto military complex which is built on a huge solid granite mesa rising up next to Ephyra. He seems out of place, even here in his own “home”. Marcus is a warrior, civilian life is not for him, he flicks through different news services from all around the globe. The message is the same all over Sera: World Peace is finally here. Marcus mutters under his breath, "Shit."
The next day, Adam has an official meeting with leaders of the COG in the House of Sovereigns in the center of Ephyra. Careful not to reveal his secret, Adam asks them to finally send exploration teams into the Hollow. He suspects there's something down there other than Imulsion. Something that is not friendly and that needs to be studied. But the COG leaders are skeptical. Humans have lived on Sera for five hundred years without ever encountering any hostile organisms. Adam argues that five hundred years is a speck in the grand span of Time.
The COG turns down his request and privately suggest that he enjoy the coming peace and prosperity as the rest of them are. Adam lashes out, claiming that the COG are bound to get rich off the Imulsion-laden countries they now occupy. Before the COG leaders can respond, a messenger enters to tell them that some kind of disturbance has broken out at the Lethia Imulsion mine. Adam is promptly dismissed.
Adam hurries into class late for his lecture at the East Barricade Academy. The students are already waiting. They stand as he rushes in. A prototype of the Hammer of Dawn is sitting on the front desk. Adam begins to instruct the students on the hammer, the first hand held weapon with the ability to target orbital satellite beams. A student up the back scoffs loudly, “Could have done with that, like before the wars ended.” Of course, it’s Marcus. He’s quietly snuck into his father’s class. Though neither man reveals their filial bond, both of them snipe at each other until finally Marcus breaks off and walks out. Adam watches him go.
Adam finds Marcus waiting for him outside the classroom after the lecture is over. We begin to learn how Adam's wife walked out when Marcus was just a boy. And how Adam then effectively abandoned his only child in favor of his work. Adam had once said that he would explain everything to Marcus once the Pendulum Wars were over. Well, Marcus fought the war and now it’s over and all Adam could manage in that bar was a paltry: "Congratulations, soldier". We see it's difficult for Adam to talk about this. He never actually thought the Pendulum Wars would end. He asks Marcus to leave the military and join him in his work only through years of exploring the Hollow together can Marcus truly understand why Adam was such a poor father. Before Marcus can respond, Adam gets paged by the COG. They want him to report to the Command Center at Jacinto ASAP. He obviously wants to stay and talk things over with his son, but duty calls him away. Marcus storms off, vowing never to speak to him again.
Adam goes to Jacinto and reports to the COG leaders who are gathered in the Command Center, a “mission control” station from which all top secret military matters are directed. We notice a young attractive Lieutenant Colonel. This is ANYA STROUD. She and Adam know each other. She asks if Adam knows how Marcus is doing. Adam replies, “Same as always.” The COG leaders ask him what he knows about the Hollow and show him shakey footage from the Lethia Imulsion mine where workers are scrambling to collapse shafts behind them and disable the elevators.
There are glimpses of humanoid creatures of some kind. There are bursts of machine gun fire. There is an unknown language spoken and shouted. Adam gazes at the footage, a trickle of fear running down his spine.
Meanwhile, Marcus joins Dom and his family for a picnic in a picturesque city park. The wars seem like a lifetime ago. Dom is leaving the military to get a job working for Maria's dad in an office in Ephyra. Marcus isn't sure what he's going to do. Teach new recruits how to do a job they know they'll never have to do? Dom asks him about his father and he just offers his friend one piece of advice: be there for your children, no matter what. Dom takes this to heart and the two men share a toast to family and peace...
...all of a sudden, the earth starts trembling.
Marcus is the first to notice it. Tremors in a cup of tea sitting on a nearby table. The trembling builds, like an earthquake, which is exactly what everyone thinks it is. Dom and Marcus rush to Maria and the kids. Fortunately, they're in a large open park which is the best kind of place to be during an earthquake only this isn't that. It is, in fact, the simultaneous tunneling of hundreds of emergence holes all over the city.
Cars and trees sink into the ground. It's as if the very earth is sucking people and other things underneath. Dom's children disappear in an emergence hole that devours playground equipment. Dom's hysterical, running for them.
But now the LOCUST HORDE burst out of the emergence holes.
DRONES lead the attack, firing their Hammerbursts into the crowds of people. DRONE GRENADIERS are right behind, firing. This picturesque setting instantly turns to hell. Marcus and Dom are unarmed, like everyone else. They run and duck. Dom turns his attention to protecting his wife, Maria. Marcus turns his attention to getting a weapon. What follows is sheer adrenaline-pumping chaos. We see Marcus make the first kill, luring a Drone and then beating it senseless. Taking the creature's Hammerburst and fingering out how to use it. Meanwhile, DRONE SNIPERS take to the building rooftops and unleash more gunfire down on the panicked citizens of Sera. One of the snipers strikes Maria, they've got to get her to a hospital.
Meanwhile, Adam watches in horror from the Command Center in the Jacinto military complex as battle stations are sounded. Adam gets forgotten in all the confusion as he gets his first good look at Locust warriors on the television monitors.
Back in the city, Marcus helps clear the way as Dom carries Maria. They get cut off by the sudden emergence of a gigantic CORPSER which is armed with a number of death-dealing claws and -- as Marcus quickly finds out -- a bulletproof shell. Barely escaping this beast, Marcus and Dom finally reach a nearby hospital which is under siege itself with hundreds of patients flooding the different levels. Marcus and Dom know how to patch Maria up, but they're too late. Maria succumbs to her wounds and Dom cries over her dead body. He's lost his entire family in the last twenty minutes and he'll never be the same again. Marcus is haunted by this, but finally is able to pull his friend away. Dragging him outside. They've got work to do.
Marcus and Dom fight their way back to Jacinto and push through the mass of terrified civilians clamoring at the gates for protection. We notice AUGUST COLE showing up as a volunteer, ready to inflict some pain. Another volunteer, BAIRD, takes an instant dislike to him, the COG guards allow only men like these to enter.
In the Command Center, news reports are cascading in about similar eruptions all over the planet. Nobody knows who they are or what they want...other than the death of every man, woman, and child on this planet. They are still pouring out of their emergence holes. Adam likens them to "the biblical plague of locusts". The name sticks, the Locust Horde is now the enemy of the COG and all other human governments. All of humanity is once again at war.
And now the movie kicks into high gear. We watch the massive COG response to this invasion, the shock and awe of this time and place. Sleek COG fighters and bombers take to the skies, battling endless waves of REAVERS. Bitter dogfights ignite the skies.
Gigantic hidden SEEDERS launch NEMACYST ambushes, combining with the Reavers, soon overwhelming the small COG fighters. THERON GUARDS ride on the back of more Reavers to take out COG artillery positions with their deadly torque bows.
Finally, we see huge BRUMAKS trample through COG armor and shoot down COG missiles. Nothing can stop these creatures. Anya directs satellite burns from her station.
Though these prove effective at first, Reavers begin inking the sky, blotting out direct line of sight. The satellites are now useless until the ink eventually dissipates, with no sat-cover, the COG ground units are vulnerable. Adam's watching all of this carefully, but keeps an extra close eye on the progress of Marcus' unit which is now being dispatched down in Ephyra.
Marcus and Dom join the assault in tanks which deploy them against thousands of amassing Drones. BOOMERS appear to take on the COG tanks while the gears battle through the city streets. The once beautiful Ephyra quickly becomes a hulking ruin. Dom is driven by rage and almost gets himself killed because of it, but Marcus is able to reign him back just in time and save his life. We notice Captain Hoffman directing his troops, taking down several Drones himself. He is supremely pissed off, calling the creatures “grubs”. The street battle is devastating for both sides. Several new gears crumple with fear. The Locust Horde takes no prisoners and delivers no mercy. It's brutal warfare. Kill or be killed.
We see Marcus coldly use his chainsaw bayonet on a Drone and kick its mangled body over. The blood dripping off his face. Through sheer guts and determination, Marcus and Dom push through the Locust lines. Just as it appears that the COG ground units have miraculously retaken this part of the city, a furious pair of Corpsers appear and tear most of the gears to shreds. Colonel Hoffman orders a retreat, but Marcus and Dom can't get to the Ravens in time, the two men are now trapped alone in a city swarming with angry Locust.
By the end of the day, the COG air force has been effectively wiped out. As has most of its armor units and a good share of infantry. Billions have been killed all over the world. Adam realizes that Jacinto has been spared because of his solid granite base. The Locust can't tunnel through it. The COG leaders order the gates open and begin calls for all survivors to retreat to the complex within the next twenty four hours. What the COG is planning is unclear, but Adam doesn't like the sound of this. We see that he's genuinely worried about his son who is still stuck out there somewhere, unable to get back.
Marcus and Dom weave their way back through the city towards Jacinto but are suddenly discovered by the Locust just before sundown. They run. An unstoppable swarm of Drones and Boomers follow them. No way they can outrun these things forever. They decide to make a stand, go down fighting. Cutting down more than their fair share of creatures when their position is finally overrun. But then, just as they're about to get butchered, the sun dips below the horizon and the Locust Horde mysteriously backs off and disappears into their subterranean warrens. Marcus and Dom are confused, shocked to be alive. Citizen survivors begin poking their heads up everywhere. Are they gone? Is it over? And then, something shoots up into the pink skies - a dark streak of wings. The sound of a thousand bat-like creatures, baying for blood. Marcus hasn't got a good feeling about this. They watch the streak twist high in the sky, then nose dive towards their street, enveloping several survivors, frozen on their feet. Their horrific death screams trigger mass panic. Everybody runs from the lethal KRYLL, but few escape -- these things are like flying piranahs.
Marcus and Dom drop a scant few of them with their Lancers,but there are thousands of these things. They run again, timing their ducks as the Kryll swoop over them.The single twisting streak branches out into dozens of smaller streaks. The Kryll smash through windows and break down doors, leaving trails of blood in their wake. It seems impossible that anyone could survive this. Marcus realizes these things came when the sun left. And he notices that they're avoiding pools of light. People are only getting killed in the shadows. He finds a working street light, huddling under its shelter with Dom, and the Kryll breaks off their attacks on the pair. Marcus and Dom call out for other survivors they can see, beckoning them into their light. Some make it. Some don't.
A small group of survivors band together with Marcus and Dom, sheltered closely in the flickering street light, praying that it doesn't go out. The Kryll also attack Jacinto, shredding anybody who's not standing in direct light. Refugees. Guards. Nobody's spared.
Daylight's returning, dawn only moments away. Marcus keeps his eyes on the streaks of Kryll which are still whooshing through the air high above. Waiting until they disappear back into their emergence holes just as the sun reappears. The moment they're gone, Marcus and Dom get the survivors moving. Who knows how long before the Locust return? Besides, they've got orders to get back to Jacinto before the end of the day. They lead the survivors through the deserted, war torn streets. All they see are the bodies of gears, civilians, and even Locust stripped to the bone by the deadly Kryll.
But as the sun rises, the Locust Horde returns. And with them comes a new figure. Clearly, he's of some importance. Larger than the other drones. And more terrifying. This is GENERAL RAAM. He looks around and surveys the destruction, finding a human skull on the ground. He picks it up, studying the features a moment before casually crushing it in one hand and tossing the fragments. Raam barks an order to his commanders and they all move out.
Marcus and Dom huddle in some cover with their growing band of survivors. Boomers and Brumaks patrol the streets, searching for survivors who are all summarily executed. Both men know that the COG has been brought to its knees. The survivors wonder what the COG leaders will do. Marcus knows that they just spent decades fighting for the territory they'd just won. No way they're going to just give it all up now and the countdown is ticking. The COG urging all survivors to Jacinto before the appointed hour, but without saying why.
Adam now figures out the COG plan. They're going to scorch the earth with their satellites and deny the Locust the territory they've taken. Adam stands up to the COG leaders, reminding them of the millions of humans they'll kill along with the Locust. But the COG has made its decision. They’ve given their people twenty-four hours which are now almost up. Anya reluctantly begins the task of aligning the satellites above Sera.
Time's run out for Marcus and Dom. And they know it. They find an abandoned junker and load the survivors aboard. Starting the engines alerts the Locust. Drones shoot at them from both sides. General Raam notices the junker pass in the distance and orders a squadron of Reavers after it. A Brumak also joins the chase. Marcus drives wildly while Dom fires, going through all of their ammunition and now Anya gets the official order to scorch Sera. The COG leaders broadcast their final warning to their citizens, apologizing for what they're about to do. The COG appreciates their sacrifice and vows to continue this fight to the end. And now, chemical fire rains down from the skies.
We see Sera from space as dozens of tiny specks light up in orbit and blast particle beams down at the planet surface. The powerful weapons wreak divine-like havoc upon the cities of Sera. Locusts and humans burn together in the holocaust, a horrible solution. General Raam flinches, but doesn't get killed by the blasts. Marcus dodges and weaves, the Brumak zapped behind him. Dom takes down the last of the Reavers as the gates of Jacinto open before them. More sat-burns ignite the ground at their heels as they escape into the complex grounds. Adam sees his son pile out of the junker and sighs with sobered relief as more and more beams lay waste to this beautiful planet.
Apparently the story picks up 10 years later. Many thanks to latinoreview for reporting this story initially. I think the storyline is excellent and the movie is definitely something worth waiting for. Huh? What was that? Sounded like an idling... CHAINSAW!!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
These are the movies coming out in 3D in the next few years. Bookmark this page as I always update it!
Text in green was UPDATED ON May 13, 2011.
1. Baywatch 3D (Spielberg/Reitman)
2. Godzilla 3D
3. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2013) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
4. LOTR: The Two Towers (2014) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
5. LOTR: The Return of the King (2015) (Re-released in 3D) (New Line) (Peter Jackson) Waiting for official announcement.
6. The Gate 3-D (Randall William Cook, Director) Rumored 3-D remake of the original 1980s flick about a gate to hell. UPDATE Sep 24th: "The Gate: 20 Years After" may not get made. Randy Cook (FX) said that the "script was terrible" and the producers were not allowing creative changes. Always a chance that a remake could get done however - fingers crossed.
7. King Kong (Peter Jackson) Often connected with a 3D re-release may come to fruition soon. Jackson was definitely seen shooting with 3D cameras during the production of King Kong.
8. Stewardesses 3-D (Condon /Meyer - Remake) (Adirondack International Pictures)
9. Calling All Robots (Disney) (ImageMovers Digital) (Writer: Michael Dougherty) Performance capture movie that leans on the Godzilla genre and will use the same technology used for "Beowulf". This obviously hints that it will be in 3D - but I have not confirmed this yet!
10. Speed Racer 2 (See this post)
12. RoboCop 3D (MGM) (See this post)
13. Fantastic Voyage (James Cameron)
14. Dead Still (Ghost House Productions) (Peter Skagen, Writer) (Charlotte Clay Huggins, Producer) Suspenseful, Eco-thriller set in the jungles of Asia. Throwback to the 80's action films.
15. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Disney)
16. Re-animator (Halcyon) (Brian Yuzna, Director) (Ray Haboush, Producer) Dr. Herbert West, a student of medicine who is developing a formula to revive the dead, has things go horribly wrong once human testing begins. This rumor MAY be debunked.
17. Puppetmaster (Charles Band) A dead man's secret and puppet collection wreak horror
18. Hairspray 2 (New Line) (Adam Shankman, Director)
19. Star Wars (Lucasfilm) (Producer, George Lucas) A new trilogy set in the Star Wars universe.
20. Ronin (Warner Bros) (Director, Sylvain White) (Writer, Joby Harold) Adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel RONIN, which centers on a masterless samurai who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is found in New York.
21. James Bond 23 (MGM) (Director, Sam Mendes) 3D will breathe new life into this franchise!
22. Twister 2 (Vestron) Bill Paxton interested in bringing back the funnels
23. The Last Train From Hiroshima (Lightstorm Entertainment) (Director, James Cameron) Solemn true tale of the only known man to have survived both WWII atomic explosions in Japan
24. Dune (Paramount) (Director, Pierre Morel) A re-imagining of Frank Hebert's classic science fiction
25. Conan The Barbarian (Lionsgate) Reboot of the original
26. Missile Command (Fox) Bringing the old school video game to the theater
27. The Birds (Mandalay Pictures) (Universal) George Clooney and Naomi Watts attached in this remake of the Hitchcock classic where birds exert their will over a small town.
28. The Battle Of Midway (Warner Bros) (Writer / Producer, Bruce C. McKenna) $200m WWII epic
29. Cobra The Space Pirate (Director, Alexandre Aja) Based on the original manga.
1. Scar 3D (Jed Weintrob, Director) Scar 3D uses side by side Sony 950 cameras and is the first released full length, live action feature film shot in this innovative process. May not get North American distribution.
2. Battle Angel (James Cameron) A 26th century tale of a cyborg (human brain / artifical body) rescued from the scrapheap by a cyber-surgeon who becomes her surrogate father.
3. Interworld (Dreamworks Animation) Loosely based on the book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
4. Punk Farm (Dreamworks Animation) No details as of yet.
5. Shrek 5 (Dreamworks Animation) No details as of yet.
6. OWN3D (Owned Entertainment) Mixed Martial Arts Live Action 3D movie. Also will be released in 2D.
7. Crank 3D (Neveldine/Taylor) The third installment of the Crank franchise. (2011??)
8. Love Like Blood (Stuart Levy) (Takahiko Akiyama) Based on the Kei Toume manga "Lament of the Lamb," the goth-flavored tale revolves around a slightly anemic named Blake Edwards, who meets a beautiful girl called Jira. Their relationship becomes increasingly intense and gory before a final twist.
9. Ghost In The Shell (Dreamworks) (Steven Spielberg) Ghost in the Shell is a futuristic police thriller dealing with the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi. She is capable of superhuman feats, and bionically specialized for her job — her body is almost completely mechanized; only her brain and a segment of her spinal cord are organic.
10. 1.8 Days (Movie Tao Productions, Cerebral Films) (Producer, Terry Mc Innes) (Writer, Chuck Fllaw) Two hustlers, their ex-fiancé, a ruthless crime boss, and a bounty hunter, all intent on killing each other, suddenly find themselves in the middle of an "invasion." The violent enemies must band together to defeat the (what the hell are they!?). They just have to stop fighting each other long enough to survive.
11. Relentless - Karl Urban starrer - Four extreme sports professionals who survive a plane crash in the Amazon jungle, and must use all their survival instincts as they are hunted by a group of homicidal natives
12. Outback (Velvet Octopus) (Producer, Ash Shah) 3D CGI Animation - Story of a white koala bear.
13. The Legend of Spyro (Velvet Octopus) (Producer, Ash Shah) 3D CGI Animation - Spin-off from the best-selling video game.
14. The Dive (James Cameron) Live Action 3D based on the true story of Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and his love affair with French diver Audrey Mestre. Mestre perishes while in competition after being trained by her lover. Cameron will be diving into this film right after "Avatar". (See also this post).
15. Horror Tour (Ben Stassen) - 3D Stereoscopic Live Action movie. More details to come. Shooting starts in spring or summer of 2009.
16. Call Of The Wild (Director - Richard Gabai) (Braeburn Entertainment, Check Entertainment, 21st Century 3D)
17. Oceans 3D: Into The Deep (3D Entertainment) - the first feature-length docu-fictionfilm shot entirely in Digital 3D, is a tribute to the ocean. The film will leave audiences in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans - the source of all life on our planet - and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or re-discovered. Date is still slated for 2009 with Wild Bunch distributing internationally (outside US & Canada). Release date in France is August 26, 2009.
18. Cleo (Steven Soderbergh, Director) (Casey Silver, Producer) Live action musical. $30m budget with Hugh Jackman and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Set in 1920's Chicago and based on the story of Cleopatra.
20. Journey 3D: Mysterious Travels (New Line) (Eric Brevig, Director) Another revisit to literary classics in 3D.
21. Cane Toads 2 (Participant Media, Discovery Studios, Radio Pictures, Screen Australia) (Director, Mark Lewis) A live action 3D film that is a follow up to the successful film CANE TOADS: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY. Mark is directing as he did the original, released in 1988.
22. Humpty Dumpty (Amber Entertainment) (David R. Ellis, Director) (Mark Ordesky, Producer) An alien wreaks havoc on humans after his mother is abused by rednecks in the deep south. Shooting starts September 2009.
23. Flanimals (Ricky Gervais, Exec Prod, Voice) Encompasses a world inhabited by 50 species of creatures so ugly and misshapen they become cute and endearing.
24. Bait 3D (Russell Mulcahy, Director) You are in an underground supermarket when it is suddenly bring robbed. Then it is hit by a freak tsunami. Then you are attacked by a pack of sharks! Sounds like a great movie to me...
25. Untitled Dustin Voigt Project (2009) (Rick McCallum, Executive Producer) (Sherry Voigt, Ardees Rabang and Rick Walker, Producers) (Dustin Voigt, Director)
27. Dambusters (Peter Jackson) Re-imagining of the classic WWII movie.
28. Swamp Thing (Joel Silver) DC Comics character re-imagined for modern 3D.
29. Hellraiser (Dimension) (Weinsteins) Franchise reboot.
30. Scanners (Dimension) (Weinsteins) Franchise reboot.
31. Burst 3D (Director, Neil Marshall) (Ghost House Productions) (Lionsgate) A group of stranded travelers meet during a blizzard and get stalked by a malevolent force that makes people spontaneously combust.
32. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Lionsgate) (Twisted Pictures) Reboot of the franchise in 3D.
33. Star Trek 2 (Director, J.J. Abrams) (Paramount)
34. The Mortician 3D (Full Circle Films) (Director, Gareth Maxwell Roberts) (Producer, Rhys Thomas) (Executive Producer, Theo Freed)
35. Monster Mutt (Creative Directors, Todd Tucker & Harvey Lowry)
38. Samarai Jack (Producer, J.J. Abrams) Jack is a noble warrior who is cast into the future by the evil Aku, “the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.” Jack attempts to return to the past to defeat Aku once and for all.
39. XXX 3D (Paramount) (Rob Cohen, Director) Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead, but returns to execute a very difficult assignment that only he can pull off. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons, Xander’s handler. Most of the action takes place in Europe.
41. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 (Warners) (Producer, Michael Bay)
42. The Dog Squad 3D (ContentFilm) (Director, Les Mayfield) (Writer, Steve Carpenter) (Producer, Rick Bennatar) When a motley crew of stray dogs are thrown into the dog pound, they have to hatch an escape plan fast.
43. Universal Soldier IV (Director, John Hyams)
44. The Woman In Black (Alliance) (Director, James Watkins) (Writer, Jane Goldman) Follows a young lawyer who travels to a remote village to sort out a recently deceased client's papers. As he works alone in the client's isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black.
45. Green Lantern 2 (Warner Bros.) (Writers, Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim)
46. Shadowland (PFG Entertainment) Based on Peter Straub's novel and starring Bill Nighy and Natalie Dormer. The storyline follows two young boys, Tom Flanagan and Del Nightingale, who spend a summer with Del's uncle Coleman, who is one of the foremost magicians in the world.
47. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (Relativity Media) (Writer, Melisa Wallack) (Producers, Bernie Goldmann, Brett Ratner and Ryan Kavanaugh) A modern take on the classic fairy tale.
48. Logan's Run (Producer, Joel Silver) (Director, Nicholas Winding Refn) Starring Ryan Gosling. Based on the TV Series.
49. Lobo (Producer, Joel Silver) (Director, Guy Ritchie) (Writer Don Payne) A heavy metal antihero who lands on Earth to hunt down three intergalactic outlaws.
50. Hansel & Gretel (Producer, Michael Bay) Movie is shooting in Germany, Spring 2011.
51. Newt (Pixar) (Director, Gary Rydstrom) What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can't stand each other?
52. The Flash (Warner Bros.) (Writers, Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim)
53. Black Friday 3D (Blood Worx Films) (Ethan Terra, Director/Writer) (Joe Knetter, Writer) A couple is viciously assaulted while vacationing. The local authorities and Diane's older brother Kevin enlists the help of four college friends to seek out the machete wielding killer. The friends soon find themselves face to face with the infamous serial killer Tyler Hillburg.
54. Boat (2010) (Gaumont) (Franck Chorot, Producer) centers on a cheetah and a porcupine who must change their identities to gain entry to Noah's Ark when they discover that their animal breeds were already represented on board. They decide to create a fake species called "porceetahs".
55. Cereal Heroes (2010) (Fable Works LLC) (Sparx Animation Studios) Cartoon cereal-box-mascots are mistakenly brought to life when a plan to replace the world's fallen superheroes with characters from comic books goes awry.
56. The Mortician (2010) (Aria Films and Full Circle Films) (Equipment and Post Production, Axis3D) (Director, Writer, Gareth Maxwell Roberts) (Producer, Carlo Dusi) Psychological Thriller.
57. Evil Dead: The Musical (2010?) (Bruce Campbell) Recreation of the movie with music in 3D. Based on the stage musical. Shooting begins spring 2009.
58. The Hole (2010) (Bold Films) (Joe Dante, Director) (Michael L. Smith, Writer) (Starring Haley Bennett) A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. Shooting starts in November 2008 in Vancouver, BC.
59. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (Director, Michael J. Bassett) Sequel to the original movie adaption of the video game.
1. The Green Hornet (January 14, 2011) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Sony) (Director, Michel Gondry) Re imagining of the classic
2. James Cameron's Sanctum 3D (February 4, 2011) (Universal) Based on true events, this adventure drama concerns a father and son who are trapped in an underwater cave with a team of divers as the group strives to stay alive against all hope.
3. Drive Angry (February 11, 2011) (NuImage / Millenium Films) Nicholas Cage starrer. A man exacts revenge on the murderer of his daughter and her baby.
4. Gnomeo And Juliet (February 11, 2011) (Touchstone) (Director, Kelly Asbury) Animation. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.
5. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (February 11, 2011) (Director, Jon Chu) Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.
6. Mars Needs Moms (Disney) (March 11, 2011) (Director, Simon Wells) A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.
7. Born To Be Wild 3D (IMAX) (April 8) Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
8. Rio (April 15, 2011) (Fox) (Blue Sky Studios) (Carlos Saldanha, Director) Animation. When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
9. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (April 29) (Weinstein) Voices: Hayden Panettiere, Brad Garrett, Patrick Warburton, Martin Short, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong
10. Thor (May 6, 2011) (Marvel) (Director, Kenneth Branagh) The powerful warrior Thor is cast out of the realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
11. Priest (May 13, 2011) (Sony Screen Gems) (Paul Bettany, Karl Urban) A warrior priest disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a beautiful priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires.
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20, 2011) (Disney) (Director, Rob Marshall) (Producer, Jerry Bruckheimer)
13. Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom (DWA) (May 26, 2011) (Jennifer Yu Helson, Director) Jack Black, Angelina Jolie again lend their voices.
14. Green Lantern (June 17, 2011) (Warner Bros.) (Director, Martin Campbell) Ryan Reynolds
15. Cars 2 (June 24, 2011) (Disney-Pixar) (Director, Brad Lewis) Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.
16. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (July 1, 2011) (Paramount) (Director, Michael Bay)
17. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (July 15, 2011) (2D To 3D Conversion) The final book split into two movies.
18. Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22, 2011) (Marvel) (Director Joe Johnston) After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America.
19. The Smurfs (July 29, 2011) (Sony) (Director, Raja Gosnell) Starring: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris
20. Rise Of The Apes (Fox) (Director, Rupert Wyatt) (Writers, Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa) (Producers, Peter Chermin & Dylan Clark) A prequel to The Planet Of The Apes. Effects by Weta. MAY NOT BE IN 3D - CONFIRMING!
21. Conan The Barbarian (August 19, 2011) (Lionsgate) Jason Mamoa, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang
22. Smurfs 3D (July 29, 2011) (Columbia) (Colin Brady, Director) 3D animation based on the classic children's characters.
23. Fright Night 3D (August 19, 2011) (Dreamworks Pictures) (Director, Craig Gillespie) Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
24. Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World (Disney) (August 19, 2011) (Director, Robert Rodriguez) Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba
25. Final Destination 5 (August 26, 2011) (New Line) (Director, Steven Quale)
26. Shark Night 3D (September 2, 2011) (Relativity media) (Director, David R. Ellis) A weekend at a Louisiana Gulf lake house turns into a fresh-water shark attack nightmare.
27. Contagion (October 21, 2011) (Participant Media) (Director, Steven Soderbergh) 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. MAY NOT BE IN 3D - Seeking confirmation.
26. The Three Musketeers (October 14, 2011) (Constantin Films) (Producer, Paul W.S. Anderson) Contemporary re-imagining of the classic Dumas tale.
27. Puss In Boots (November 4, 2011) (DWA) (Chris Miller, Director) is a prequel to SHREK 2 (where PIB is introduced to the franchise)
28. Happy Feet 2 (November 18, 2011) (Warner Bros) (Director, George Miller) Sequel to the first massive musical animation hit.
29. Piranha 3DD (November 23, 2011) (Dimension) (Director, John Gulager) (Producer, Mark Canton)
30. Hugo Cabret (November 23, 2011) (Sony) (Director, Martin Scorsese) A 12 year old orphan solves a mystery surrounding a broken robot.
31. Alvin And The Chipmunks 3D (December 16, 2011) (Fox) (Director, Mike Mitchell) Another animation sequel.
32. Tintin (December 23, 2011) (Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg) (Paramount / Sony) Motion Capture. Jamie Bell stars as the globetrotting young reporter Tintin, who faces off against the nefarious Red Rackham, played by Daniel Craig. Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook co-star.
1. Underworld 4 (January 20, 2012) (Sony Screen Gems) Fourth movie in the vampire vs. lycan franchise.
2. The Lorax (March 2, 2012) (Universal) Animation based on the Dr. Seuss children's book. Voice cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Zac Efron and Betty White
3. Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (March 2, 2012) (Paramount, MGM) (Director, Tommy Wirkola) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen star. Action comedy as the classic siblings are now adults engaged in witch bounty hunting.
4. Frankenweenie (March 9, 2012) (Tim Burton / Disney) Digital 3D: Stop Motion Animation. A young boy brings his dog back from the dead.
5. John Carter Of Mars (March 9, 2012) (Disney) (Director, Andrew Stanton) Based on the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom Series.
6. Dorothy of Oz (April 1, 2012) (Director, Daniel St. Pierre) Animation voice cast: Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele (GLEE) as Dorothy.
7. Titanic 3D (April 2012) (Fox) (Director, James Cameron) 2D to 3D Conversion.
8. The Avengers (May 4, 2012) (Marvel) (Director Josh Whedon)
9. Battleship (May 18, 2012) (Universal) (Director, Peter Berg) A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. 10. Madagascar 3 (May 18, 2012) (Dreamworks Animation) (Eric Darnell, Director) The zoo creatures go on a European tour through a traveling circus. 5. Men In Black III (May 25, 2012) (Columbia) (Director, Barry Sonnenfeld)
11. Men In Black III (May 25, 2012) (Amblin) (Director, Barry Sonnenfeld)
12. Brave (Formerly "The Bear and the Bow") (June 15, 2012) (Disney-Pixar) (Director, Brenda Chapman) A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar's action-adventure "The Bear and the Bow."
13. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22, 2012) (Producer, Tim Burton) (Director, Tim Bakmambetov) Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies.
14. The Amazing Spider-man (July 3, 2012) (Columbia) (Director, Marc Webb)
15. Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13, 2012) (Fox) More of the worldwide smash franchise.
16. Yellow Submarine (Summer 2012) (Disney) (Robert Zemeckis, Director) Remake of the Beatles musical
16. Amityville - The Legacy 3D (October 2012) (Hannibal Classics) (Producers, Richard Rionda Del Castro, Paul Mason & Steve B. Harris)
18. The Croods (November 12, 2012) (DWA) (Formally "Crood Awakening") (John Cleese, Writer, Voice Actor) This animation is set in prehistoric times where a leader of a tribe is threatened by a newcomer genius with inventions such as fire. Official site is here. Other options for this time slot from DWA include "Truckers" and "Super Secret Ghost Project".
19. Life of Pi (December 14, 2012) (Fox) (Director, Ang Lee) Suraj Sharma will play Pi Patel who is stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, zebra, hyena and orangutan.
20. King of the Elves (Christmas 2012) (Disney-Pixar) (Directors, Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker) Legendary storyteller Phillip K. Dick's short story (his only experiment in the fantasy genre) becomes the basis for this fantastic and imaginative tale about an average man living in the Mississippi Delta, whose reluctant actions to help a desperate band of elves leads them to
name him their new king.
21. Monsterpocalypse (2012) (Director, Tim Burton) (Producer, Roy Lee) Based on the board game. Late 2012 release probable.
22. The Guardians (November 4, 2011) (William Joyce, Author) (Jeff Lynch, Director) The story brings together MAJOR children's heros as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman — to defend the world from a Bogeyman-like villain.
23. The Hobbit Pt. 1 (December 19, 2012) (New Line) (Director, Peter Jackson) The highly anticipated prequels to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
24. Paradise Lost (2012) (Warner Brothers) (Legendary Pictures) (Scott Derrickson, Director) Based on the Milton poem. Lucifer's failed rebellion in heaven brings about Adam and Eve's fall from grace.
25. Mad Max: Fury Road (2012) (Director, George Miller) $100m budget. Charlize Theron attached.
26. The Ring 3D (2012) (Dreamworks SKG) $33m budget.
27. Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (2012) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion.
28. Step Up 4Ever (2012) Another dance sequel.
29. The Nutcracker And The Mouse King (2012)
30. Dredd (2012) (Director, Pete Travis) (Writer, Alex Garland) A futuristic world filled with violence, and the lead character is empowered to act as judge, jury and executioner. Karl Urban is attached as Dredd.
31. Deadpool (2012) (Marvel) (Director, Adam Berg)
32. 17 Days Of Winter (2012) (Director, Eric Brevig) Inspired by TAE GUK GI: BROTHERHOOD OF WAR. Shooting on the South Island of New Zealand in November of 2010. 2012 is thought to be the release year.
33. Jack And The Giant Killer (Warner Bros.) (Director, Bryan Singer) Humans war against Giants set in the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
34. Halloween 3D (2012) (Weinsteins) (Dimension Films) (Writers: Todd Farmer, Lussier) (Director: Patrick Lussier) Third iteration of the re-energized horror franchise.
35. Battle Royale 3D (2012) (3D Conversion) (Anchor Bay) (Director Kinji Fukasaku) (Japanese students battle to the death on a deserted island after a national lottery)
36. The Power Of The Dark Crystal (2012) (Omnilab Media) (Directors, Michael and Peter Spierig) A girl made of fire steals a shard of a legendary crystal in hopes of reigniting the dying sun.
37. Cabin In The Woods (Now delayed further) (MGM) A group of college kids spend a weekend at a mysterious cabin in the woods that white-collar co-workers have a mysterious connection.
38. The Devil's Commandos (Raw) (Director, Thomas Jane) A WWII commando unit sent on a rescue mission. Pretty straight forward. Except for the part where hell opens up and they have to fight Satan's army.
39. Empires Of The Deep (2012) (Native 3D) (Director, Michael French) (Consulting Stereographer, Anthony Arendt) Olga Kurylenko plays a mermaid queen. Set in ancient Greece, the story tells about a young man’s adventure in the undersea mermaid kingdom in order to save his father, while encountering ferocious sea monsters and gets involved in large-scale battles in the seabed between mermaids, monsters and demons.
1. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2013) (Dreamworks Animation) Sequel for the smash hit of 2010.
2. The Hobbit Pt. 2 (2013) (New Line) (Director, Peter Jackson)
3. Star Wars II: The Attack Of The Clones (2013) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion
4. Alien Prequel Pt.1 (2013) (Fox) (Director, Ridley Scott) $250m Budget.
5. Stretch Armstrong (2013) (Universal) (Producer, Brian Grazer) (Writer, Steve Oedekerk) Taylor Lautner plays Hasbro's Stretch Armstrong.
6. Pinocchio (2013) (Producer, Guillermo del Toro) (Directors, Gris Grimly & Mark Gustafson) A darker take on the classic tale told in stereoscopic 3D stop motion.
7. Pompeii (2013) (Summit) (Director, Paul W.S. Anderson) (Writers, Lee Batchler & Janet Scott Batchler) (Native 3D)
8. William Tell 3D (2013) (Arclight) (Producer, Todd Moyer) Starring Brendan Fraser
1. Avatar 2 (December, 2014) (Fox) (Director, James Cameron)
2. Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith (2014) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion
3. Alien Prequel Pt.2 (2014) (Fox) (Director, Ridley Scott) $250m Budget.
1. Avatar 3 (December, 2015) (Fox) (Director, James Cameron)
2. Star Wars IV: A New Hope (2015) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion
1. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (2016) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion
1. Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi (2017) (Lucasfilm) 2D to 3D Conversion
PAST MOVIES (Modern 3D Only):
1. The Polar Express
1. Chicken Little
1. Superman Returns (last 20 minutes digitally converted to IMAX 3D)
2. Monster House
3. Open Season
4. Ant Bully
5. Nightmare Before Christmas
1. Meet The Robinsons
2. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (last 20 mins will be digitally converted for IMAX)
3. Beowulf (Nov 16)
1. U2 3D (February)
2. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (February)
3. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (July)
4. Fly Me to the Moon (August)
5. Bolt (November)
1. My Bloody Valentine 3-D (January 16, 2009) (Lionsgate Entertainment) (Director - Patrick Lussier) Jaime King to play lead role of Sarah Palmer. Remake of the original horror movie. The 4K Red One Cameras is being used in 3D configuration for this movie!
2. Coraline (Wide Release February 6th, 2009) (Focus Features) In this animation, a girl discovers a bricked up wall behind a door that leads to an alternate world, complete with a different mother and father. Voices: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane and Keith David. >>> Teaser Clip Here. <<<
3. Jonas Brothers' "Burning Up" 3D Concert Movie (February, 27th 2009) (Director, Bruce Hendricks) (Producer, Art Repola) (See this post).
4. Monsters vs. Aliens (March 27th, 2009) (DWA) Animation. A monster hunter is called upon to battle aliens who have disrupted cable TV service. Rex assembles a team of monsters to help including Ick!, Dr. Cockroach, the 50,000 Pound Woman and Insectosaurus. >>Official Site<<
5. Battle For Terra (May 1st, 2009) (Snoot Entertainment) (Lionsgate) 3D animation - Voice cast includes: Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, James Garner, Chris Evans, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, David Cross, Justin Long, Luke Wilson and Dennis Quaid.
6. Up (May 29th, 2009) (Disney) Animation. A senior citizen's adventures with a wilderness Ranger: "Our hero travels the globe, fights beasts and villains and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon."
7. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1st, 2009) (Fox) (Carlos Saldanha, Director) Animation - Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah and Dennis Leary are all back to lend their voices.
8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (July 15th, 2009) (2D To 3D Conversion) (David Yates, Director) As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. Portions of HP and the HBP will be shown in 3D.
9. G-Force (July 24th, 2009) (Disney) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Jerry Bruckheimer) (Hoyt Yeatman, Director) Live Action / Animation Blend - Voices: Penelope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Bill Nighy and Tracy Morgan. An elite guinea pig commando force try to stop a billionaire from taking over the world.
10. The Final Destination (Aug 21st, 2009) (David R. Ellis, Director)
11. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (September 18th, 2009) (Sony Pictures Imageworks Animation) Food pours down from above just when the a town called Chewandswallow needs it most - however it soon overwhelms everyone. This will be Sony's first stereoscopic 3D movie and it will be shot in similar style to "Beowulf"'s performance capture.
12. Toy Story 1 & 2 Double Feature (Oct 2nd, 2009) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Disney) 2D to 3D digital source conversion and re-release - 2 weeks limited release.
13. Horrorween 3D (October 30, 2009) (Joe Estevez / Ed Meyer) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Adirondack International Pictures) Comedy
14. Disney's A Christmas Carol (November 6th, 2009) (Zemeckis / Jim Carrey) (Pixar) Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins (Mr. Fezziwig), Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Sammi Hanratty and Gary Oldman have been confirmed. Rumors of Tom Hanks (Bob Cratchit), Michael J. Fox (Tiny Tim), Christopher Lloyd (Marley's Ghost) being cast to join. Check back here for updates!
15. Avatar (December 18th, 2009) (James Cameron) A paraplegic war vet goes to Pandora, home of the Na'vi, a humanoid race. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore, Stephen Lang & CCH Pounder.
16. Dawn Of The Dead (2009) (George A. Romero) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Richard Rubinstein) Re-release of the original 1979 zombie classic converted from 2D to 3D by In-Three. (See also this post).
17. The Magic Tale (2009) (Writer / Director, Jordi Llompart) (William Reeve, Stereographer) Based on the book: "El Corazon sobre la arena" The story of a little girl's magical journey to Africa and enlightenment.
18. The Dark Country (Limited Release) (Thomas Jane / Tab Murphy) A newly wed couple are forced to deal with a dead body in the desert on the way to Las Vegas for their hellish honeymoon. Cast: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman & Lauren German. The 4K Red One Cameras is being used in 3D configuration for this movie! LOOKS LIKE THIS IS GOING DIRECT TO DVD.
1. Alice in Wonderland (March 5th, 2010) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Tim Burton / Disney) (Writer, Linda Woolverton) (Producers, Richard Zanuck, Joe Roth, Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd) Disney Digital 3D: Performance Capture AND Live Action.
2. How To Train Your Dragon (March 26th, 2010) (Dreamworks Animation) Set in the world of Vikings and dragons, it centers on an awkward teen who befriends an injured dragon.
3. Clash Of The Titans (April 2, 2010) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Warner) Re-imagining of the original.
4. Kenny Chesney: Summer In 3-D (April 2010) (Sony Hot Ticket) Concert movie from his 2009 summer tour. 750 3D screen distribution.
5. Alpha And Omega (April 16th, 2010) (Lionsgate) CG Animation. The movie is about a couple of young wolves and their adventures. Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Justin Long, Larry Miller and Dennis Hopper lend their voices to the project.
6. Shrek Forever After (May 21, 2010) (DWA)
7. Toy Story 3 (June 18th, 2010) (Disney) 3D Digital Animation
9. The Last Airbender (July 2) (Paramount) (2D to 3D Conversion) (Director, M. Night Shyamalan) The story follows the adventures of Aang, 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.
10. Despicable Me (July 9, 2010) (Universal) Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon.
11. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (July 30, 2010) (Warner) (Director Brad Peyton) The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.
12. Step Up 3-D (August 6, 2010) (Disney) (Jon Chu) Third installment in the dance franchise.
13. Piranha 3-D (August 20, 2010) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Alexandre Aja) (Dimension Films) A remake of Joe Dante's original, Arizona's Lake Havasu ruptures its floor after an earthquake releasing prehistoric piranhas killing 1000 spring break students.
14. Resident Evil: Afterlife (September 10, 2010) (Screen Gems) (Paul WS Anderson, Writer, Director) A reboot of the zombie movie trilogy.
15. Legend Of The Guardians (Formerly Guardians Of Ga'Hoole) (September 24, 2010) (Warner) (Director, Zack Snyder) Animation. Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole.
16. My Soul To Take (October 8, 2010) (Writer / Director / Producer, Wes Craven)
17. Around The World in 50 Years (October 21, 2010 - Netherlands) (nWave) (Director, Ben Stassen) (Producers, Gina Gallo, Mimi Maynard, Domonic Paris, Caroline Van Iseghem & Ben Stassen) Animation. Voices by: Tim Curry, Anthony Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Carroll, Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith, Stacy Keach and Jenny McCarthy. Story revolves around a turtle born in 1959 who travels the globe while it is being affected by global warming. (Completion in 2009).
18. Jackass 3-D (October 15, 2010) (Paramount) (Actor, Johnny Knoxville)
19. Saw VII (October 29, 2010) (Lionsgate) (Writer, Marcus Dunstan)
20. Megamind (November 5, 2010) (Dreamworks Animation) A villain loses his motivation after accidentally killing his arch nemesis. Voices: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey.
21. Tangled (Formerly Rapunzel) (November 24, 2010) (Disney) (Directors: Glen Keane, Dean Wellins) be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses.
22. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Trader (December 10, 2010) (2D To 3D Conversion) (Fox) (Director, Michael Apted)
23. Tron: Legacy (December 17, 2010) (Disney) (Director: Joseph Kosinski) A revisit to Tron. Read about a sneak preview here.
24. Yogi Bear (December 17, 2010) (Warner Bros.) (Eric Brevig, Director) (Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, Writers) Live action / CG combo family movie.
25. Gulliver's Travels (December 22, 2010) (Fox) (Rob Letterman)
I will update everyone with new release schedules when available... Check back often.