Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2012 Fantasy Movie Line-up (Part I)

Hello again everyone!

Ever excited about the prospect of a new Fantasy movie being released, I decided to compile a list of Forthcoming Releases.  This post is the first part of two, and contains [prospective] dates of the releases (correct to the best of my knowledge).

Disclaimer: Below contains information compiled from a variety of sources on the web.  I, in no way, claim any of the information as my own creation, but a juxtaposition of the information found on the afore-mention sources.  This information is not intended to infringe upon any copyrighted material.

 January 20

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
A new feature-length adventure into the world of an international anime sensation. A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone. -- (C) Official Site

Underworld: Awakening
Selene escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampires and Lycans; a war to eradicate both species commences. Stars Kate Beckinsale.
 February 3

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over. -- (C) Official Site

The Woman In Black
Based on the book by Susan Hill, this re-make of the 1989 made-for-television movie features Daniel Radcliffe (our beloved Harry Potter) as the film’s lead character. 
An interesting fact: the character of Arthur Kidd, played by Radcliffe, was played by Adrian Rawlins (actor who plays James Potter) in the original 1989 movie.
February 10 

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Sean Anderson partners with his mom’s husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.  Stars Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne Johnson.

Star Wars: Episode I (3D)
Re-release of iconic First Episode in 3D format.
 February 17

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

A feature film based on a mythical character in Norwegian folklore called 'HULDRA'. According to the myth a hulder is a beautiful lady living deep in the woods, and it is said that she seduces men that work or hunt in the woods. She hums a beautiful song and lures them to her deep in the woods, and they never return to their village. You can recognize a hulder by her cow tail.

The Secret World of Arriety
Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger. -- (C) Disney
March 9 

John Carter
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
March 23 

The Hunger Games
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.  Based on the book by Suzanne Collins.
 March 30

Mirror, Mirror
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.  Starring Julia Roberts.

Wrath of the Titans
Sequel to the 2010 film, Clash of the Titans.  Starring Sam Worthington.
 April 13

The Cabin in the Woods
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
 May 4

The Avengers
Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.  Directed and written by Jos Whedon and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson.
 May 14

Black & White in Colors
It's a story about two men and a woman in a love triangle... But in another world, in another time. We are watching the story from the altered point of view of a person, who believes that feelings are not under control. In his mind real becomes unreal, what he likes becomes gradually "reality", but also his subconscious takes part in the events. As an inevitable solving verdict, something vanishes and something enters the depths of himself and his world.
May 18 

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
 June 1

Snow White and the Huntsman
From the producer of Alice In Wonderland.  In a kingdom ruled by tyranny, the queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) learns that her stepdaughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), will surpass her as ruler of her kingdom and become the Fairest in the land. However, she is told by the Magic Mirror (Christopher Obi) that if she, Ravenna, consumes Snow White's heart then she will live forever, but Snow White is able to escape into the Dark Forest. To capture her the Queen recruits a Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth), to retrieve Snow White. However, the Huntsman takes pity on the girl and instead of killing her brings her under his wing and with his help Snow White begins to learn the art of war. She starts a rebellion to bring down Ravenna with the aid of eight dwarves and Prince William (Sam Claflin), who has been in love with Snow White for many years.
June 8 

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.  Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Charlize Theron.
 June 22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
 July 3

The Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
July 20 

The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.
 August 3

Dorothy of Oz
A computer-animated film based on the book by Roger Stanton Baum (Frank L. Baum’s great-grandson) by the same title.  When Dorothy Gale returns to Kansas to find it devastated, she find a new way to get back to Oz, only to discover that her old friends and the entire Land of Oz are in grave danger.  Cast credits include Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, James Belushi, Patrick Steward, and Martin Short, and Megan Hilty (Glinda from the hit Wicked).

Total Recall
As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on.
Remake of the Arnold film, starring Collin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel.
 August 15

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Cindy Green and Jim Green, a childless couple, become frustrated with their inability to conceive, so one night they dream up their ideal offspring and write the child's characteristics and life events on pieces of paper, including "scoring the winning goal." The couple places the notes in a box and buries them in their backyard. After a stormy night in Stanleyville, a 10-year-old arrives at their doorstep, claiming the Greens as his own. Soon they realize that the child, named Timothy, is far more special than they originally thought. Starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.
August 20 

The Veil of Twilight
The investigation of a mysterious serial-killer in a mountain village, set in Norway in the mid 1300's.
 August 24

The Apparition
A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.  Features Harry Potter's Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
September 16 

A young man on the verge of success meets a beautiful woman he can inexplicably connect with in his dreams.
 November 1

The Stupidest Angel
A small coastal town inhabited by misfits and lunatics has to come together on Christmas Eve to save the town and themselves from their dead friends and relatives who have been mistakenly resurrected by Heaven's Stupidest Angel.
 November 16

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2
After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
December 12 

New Order
The year is 2033, three years prior an infection, a virus, or a bacteriological attack wiped out almost 90% of the global population. Cities are no longer a safe place to live, rotting corpses are spreading new diseases. A city called New Birth City was set up by what's left of global government and military, a place where humanity could survive and search for a cure. The research was headed by two Oxford professors, two years after the out break one of the professors died leaving Dr Cornelius Van Morgen (Franco Nero), a world renowned biologist to continue the research. Dr Cornelius Van Morgen choose five people from among the survivors and puts them up in an old country house where his deceased colleague had set up a research laboratory. Working with the notes his research partner has left behind and observing the five survivors Dr Cornelius Van Morgen continues his desperate search for a cure or vaccine. The five survivors Thomas James (David Wurawa),Alice Molina (Margherita Remotti),Robert Lloyd (James Kelly),Mark Scott (Federico Rossi),Betty Duval (Tatiana Luter)wear body scans that allow/help Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen to observe his test subjects, gather medical and neurological information and record their daily events with the hope of making a break through in finding some-sort of answers. Before long the five survivor's brain waves begin to display extraordinary neurological activity that allow them to have paranormal powers, with fatal consequences...
 December 14

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Part One of a two-part epic directed by Peter Jackson, an adaptation of Tolkien’s classic.
{note:  Part Two (The Hobbit: There and Back Again) is scheduled to release on 13 December 2013}
 December 21

Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel
Four children travel back in time to the Mayan kingdom in order to find the key to saving the world.

The Return of Captain Kidd
A pair of brothers stumble upon the ghost of a famous pirate.

King of the Elves
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. Joining the innocent and endangered elves as they attempt to escape from an evil and menacing troll, their unlikely new leader finds himself caught on a journey filled with unimaginable dangers and a chance to bring real meaning back to his own life.

Some sources state that this film will be released Christmas of 2012, other sources say not until sometime in 2013.

The second part, coming soon, includes the titles proposed to release in 2012, but for which I couldn't locate any specific date.

Stay Tuned, 

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