The Stainless Steel Rat (stainsteelrat) wrote,
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A quick review of anything horror, SF or otherwise interesting on the trailers front that wasn't covered last time...

Battle: Los Angeles. Looks like a serious Independence Day, with some natty looking effects. Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez star, which may or may not mean good things. A long wait though, until Nov 2011, by which time they could have borxed it all up.

Cowboys & Aliens. Yes, seriously. Based on graphic novel, Daniel Craig plays man with no memory who wakes up with device strapped on his wrist, in wild wild west country. Harrison Ford also stars. Aliens plan to take over the world, the cowboys and indians have other ideas. Heck of a weird premise, and not convinced by the trailer. Another reasonably long wait, until July 2011.

Green Lantern. Not a comic I know much about, but then I don't know an awful lot about comics. I have seen an animated film of this before and the story seemed rather hokey, as does the trailer for this. I can't imagine it beating other comic book films, but let's see. June 2011.

Gulliver's Travels. Re-imagined for a contemporary audience yadda yadda yadda. Jack Black plays Gulliver, lost in the Bermuda triangle. Unfortunately in 3D, but looks OK. Dec 2010.

Hereafter. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it tells three very different parallel stories about death. Not the most optimistic topic in the world, but it looks good. Already out in the USA, and out in the UK in Jan 2011.

I Am Number Four. The fourth of nine aliens that escapes to the Earth, and is hunted down by another species that have destroyed their planet. Sort of teen looking SF drama, that doesn't look great. Feb 2011.

The Illusionist. Odd looking film based on a screenplay by Jacque Tati, but animated and set in Scotland. The Illusionist of the title is a failed magician, but is reinvigorated when a girl believes he can do real magic. Looks gorgeous, and was already released in Aug 2010.

Source Code. With a bit of a we've-seen-this-all-before feel to it, Jake Gyllenhal plays a man that can be put into the body of someone in a past timeframe for 8 minutes, via some government programme or other. This is done over and over with a view to solving a future terrorist bombing. Curiously directed by Duncan Jones, so maybe there's some hope for it. April 2011.

Sucker Punch. Oddly titled film for what's a sort of SF and fantasy drama about a girl locked up in an asylum for the criminally insane, who escapes through her imagination. Looks fairly stunning, and also co-written and directed by Zack Snyder, so might have some legs. March 2011.

Unknown. Starring Liam Neeson as a man who is in a car accident, and when he wakes up from a short coma his wife doesn't recognise him, and the man he thought he was appears to be someone else. A classic head fuck movie with the hopeful pedigree of Neeson. Feb 2011.
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