Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Fantasy Movie Line-up (Part II)

Okay, so here is Forthcoming 2012 Fantasy Movie List... Part Two.  The list in Alphabetical, as I was unable to locate any proposed release dates.

The Disclaimer from the previous post applies to this post as well.

{Untitled} George Lucas
Animated CGI musical featuring director Kevin Munroe (TMNT).

A Guy Named Rick
If Rick Cozwell doesn't fall in love in 60 days, the world will end.

Apartment 1303
A modern ghost story which turns a love/hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Some rentals are too good to be true.

Battle Chasers
Created by Joe Madureira and published by DC Comics, "Battle Chasers" is set on a deadly alien world where humans battle for wealth and four very different superpowered warriors are forced to form an alliance to save their land from a corrupt king.

The story of a boy who, after being attacked by an evil spirit, receives all the powers of the soul reaper who comes to his aid.

Butterflies & Lightning
A dark, magical-realistic fairytale about a children's storybook that mirrors the real lives of two blood brothers who are forever cursed to fall in love with the same women.

Two young women arrive in a nameless British town and claim to be 200-year-old vampires.  Local teachers and parents try to counsel the girls to get to the bottom of their delusions.  However, when people start disappearing, people in the town  must confront the possibility that the two women are, in fact, what they say they are.  Stars Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, and Caleb Landry Jones.

Chakan the Forever Man
A warrior, cursed to live forever, pursues his latest nemesis into our time. He finds a world he must fit into, long enough to save.

Beck may have found the perfect man in Josh. Handsome, artistic, young, rich and taking her to meet his mother, Irene, at the family home of Cradlewood. But Josh is more than rich; Josh is heir to a fortune. A fortune steeped in history and around which swirls a fog of family tales and legends. And which one day soon will be all Josh's. But something goes wrong and Beck has to watch as her loved one descends into a dark madness of paranoia and fear. Will Beck be able to help Josh escape from his destiny or will she be dragged down into his torment with him?

Decades before Lena Holloway’s birth, the government diagnosed love as a deadly disease and soon after, came up with a procedure to cure all citizens. Every citizen in the U.S. receives the procedure that cures them of the ability to form deep emotional attachment on their 18th birthday, after which their life is decided for them. Lena must wait 95 days for the cure she so desperately wants, but unexpected circumstances complicate her life.

Elena’s Serenade
Serenade centers on a girl who crosses the Mexican desert to become a glass blower.  Infused with music, magical realism, and dreams, the story unfolds as a hero’s journey of innocence blooming into experience.

Enchanted 2

Directed by Guy Ritchie.  The project is a re-imagining of the legend of Arthur, believed to have been a 6th century king who defended Britain against Saxon invaders.  The key source material for the film will be Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.

A lonely young woman finds herself courted by two competitive men –fully unaware at first that they are angels who have vied for her love for centuries.

Revolves around the character William Gravel, a soldier in the British S.A.S. who uses his skills in dark magic to moonlight and battle supernatural beings for clients in order to make some extra cash.

Here There Be Monsters
The movie will follow along the same lines as the popular alternate history monster movie sub–sub–genre where real times, places, and historical figures have monsters and all kinds of beasties thrown into the mix.
Here There Be Monsters revolves around real–life Revolutionary War naval hero, John Paul Jones, only in this telling of his story, some big, scary sea monsters will be involved. Why make boring historically accurate Oscar bait movies when you can add freakin’ sea monsters? A question worth pondering, indeed.

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?
The film is a journey between two different dimensions. Tom travels through his imaginary world seeking answers and finding memories, while his daughter, Gem, tries to recover the bond she had once shared with her father in the real world. As they have become more and more distant from each other over the years, and as theres even greater obstacles separating them now Toms coma and his imminent death Gems project feels doomed to failure. However, through Toms darkest secrets, Gem discovers the path she must follow in order to find her father again.
There are some questions we must ask ourselves before entering the world of Imaginaerum. What is most important in life? Can the power of memories protect us during our last moments? Will our imagination help us find the spark of life in the deepest darkness? Can we still find love after bitter forgiveness?
Imaginaerum is an emotional fantasy-adventure powered by the music of Nightwish. The story reminds us of our childhood where the smallest but most precious thing meant everything and losing it would have left an everlasting scar. Now its time to reopen the wound and see what became of it, but above all, where it came from.

John Dies at the End
The movie is about a drug, colloquially known as Soy Sauce, that allows users to drift across time and dimensions... but some who come back are no longer human.  An otherworldly invasion is suddenly underway, and mankind needs a hero.  Instead, mankind gets a pair of college dropouts—John and David—who can barely hold down jobs.

The story is set in motion when the remains of Pinocchio are discovered.  Red Hood, now a noted wolf hunter, and Jack, the Giant Killer, partner to discover who is murdering the creatures of folklore.  Along the way, they are assisted by characters, such as Goldilocks, re-imagined as a mercenary, and Hansel & Gretel, now psychic exterminators.

Lizzie’s World: The Secret of the Magic Trunk
A young girl and her family move into a mysterious old house, where she discovers a secret world of animated characters.

Marco Polo
The project, directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), will be a fantasy-adventure rather than a biopic .

Described as “The Dirty Dozen” set in the Middle Ages, and centers on seven imprisoned men – a gypsy, a thief, a samurai, a knight, a monk, an Arab, and a Viking.


Oz: Return to the Emerald City
It is a modern day tale that follows lawyer Dorothy Neil, granddaughter of former Oz visitor Dorothy Gale. As the story goes, Neil and a young child -- the daughter of her boss -- end up in the magical land, where they team up with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion to bring down a new evil witch.

A spin on JM Barrie’s tale of Peter Pan, where Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook.

Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword
From the highly acclaimed Christian series of Children's Books, it's up to Ryann Watters and his friends to unravel the mystery of the King's Sword and defeat evil in a spiritual battle between two worlds. This is the exciting story of Ryann Watters' quest into the mythical animated land of Aeliana.

Second Time Around
A prominent criminal attorney is killed during a trial, by his own client, leaving behind his wife and 13 year old son. His law firm business partner and childhood best friend gets charged and convicted with plotting the killing with the client. Two years later, the wife remarries, unfortunately to an abusive, powerful politician. As her child turns 17, he witnesses another drunken beating of his mother by his step father, he tries to help her, making the stepfather turn on him and proceed to beat him mercilessly as the mother watches in horror. The mother runs to the closet, retrieves a gun and comes back to see the stepfather sitting on top of the kid, hitting his head on the bare floor. She shoots the husband multiple times, killing him. Her son is taken to a trauma center, where he remains in a coma. She gets arrested and charged with murder, by the same prosecutor who witnessed her husband's murder in the courtroom and convicted the law firm partner. Unable to make bail, she's remanded to the city jail, to be given a public defender. The law firm partner, now out on probation and unable to practice law, visits the woman's son. The son awakens at the hospital and realizes his father is sharing his body. The boy convinces his mother of who he is and instructs her to ask the presiding judge at the preliminary hearing, to allow the boy to represent her, with the husband's friend as a consultant. The petition is granted with prejudice. It is understood that if the kid fails to provide proper representation, a public defender will be taking over. A web starts to untangle as the kid shows to court to represent his mother. Not only is he doing a great job at defending her but also at unraveling the mystery of his father's murder. As they approach the closing arguments, the father has been having a hard time remaining for extended periods of time in the boy's body. The boy is forced to complete his own closing arguments, not only to save his mother but to clear his father's friend from killing him and, to bring the real murderer to justice.

Serpent Girl
A young carnival worker who hits the road with a flipper-armed "serpent girl" in order to track down a band of thieving circus freaks.

Soulstice: Luna’s Dream
Soulstice is a teen romance written in the voice of its 15-year-old narrator, Luna Tremaine, a vampire who breaks the cultural code of her species by falling in love with a human boy, Paul James.

The Brass Teapot
Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about mid-twenty year old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapots powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.

The Giver
An adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award-winning book by the same title.

The Hauntrepeneur
The story centers on a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man, the Hauntrepreneur, to help it. The man attempts to bring them together by creating a haunted house populated by an odd cast of characters.  Starring Russell Brand.

The Last Dragon
A remake of the 1985 cult classic, with Samuel Jackson set to star as the film’s bad guy.

The Mortal Instruments
An adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young-adult fantasy trilogy, about a young girl who inherited the ability to see and interact with a clan of supernatural spirits.

The Mystic Tales of Nikolas Winter
A great magician must do battle with an immortal alchemist.

The Narrow Road
Based off of Bunyan's classic 1678 novel "the Pilgrim's Progress.”  A soldier, in mortal fear of destruction at the hands of tyrannical religious ruling forces, flees his home in search of freedom and the means to save himself and his family from a fate worse than death.

The Secret Commonwealth
Scotland, 1691: The solemn Reverend Robert Kirk stands before the graveside of his dead wife and child, clutching a slim leather bound book. This is no bible but 'The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies', a scholarly work on the inhabitants of the fairy world researched and written by the good Reverend himself. Kirk believes the contents of the book will allow him to reach his dead wife and child through the portal of the Fairy Tree on Doon Hill in Aberfoyle. He has worked long and hard on this book, talking to outcasts and seers, risking his faith, reputation and sanity. But now the book is complete.

The Wind in the Willows
A live-action/CGI blend adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic, brought to you by the creative team behind Lord of the Rings and King Kong.  Accounts the friendship of four friends (Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad) whose adventures test the very fiber of their loyalty.  Film is set to star Ricky Gervais.

Thieves of Baghdad
The world of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and magic genies collide in a family adventure.

Upside Down
About a boy [Adam] who is searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth [Eve].  Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess.

Wicked Lovely
A teenage girl named Aislinn is pursued by a fairy king looking to save his planet.  Based on the book by Melissa Marr.

As I find out more information about the above titles, I will try to post updates for everyone!

Have A Great Night

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