More science fiction, fantasy & horror movies we get to see in 2013!
The Evil Dead
PLOT: Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror.
Director: Fede Alvarez
Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci
Release date: 12 April
WE SAY: A Hollywood remake designed to irk long-time fans of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult horror movie. That it is scripted by Diablo Cody of Jennifer’s Body fame and doesn’t feature the legendary Bruce Campbell isn’t helping either.
PLOT: A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
Release date: 26 April
WE SAY: The sophomore directing effort of TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. The project is based in a graphic novel by Kosinski and the project has been in development for the past five years.
Iron Man 3
PLOT: Rumor has it that Tony Stark / Iron Man will head to China to face his toughest opponent, the Mandarin.
Director: Shane Black
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Release date: 3 May
WE SAY: This franchise just might get a much-needed shot in the arm by new director Shane Black, who takes over from Jon Favreau. Black worked on the Lethal Weapon movies amongst others and collaborated with Robert Downey Jr. on the underappreciated Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Speaking of which, Downey Jr. will probably be richer than his fictional movie counterpart after this movie!
Star Trek 2
PLOT: Who knows?
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
Release date: 17 May
WE SAY: Is Cumberbatch Khan? Will Leonard Nimoy appear again as Spock Prime? The Internet is awash with endless fan speculation, but will this sequel to 2009’s reboot live up to all the typical J.J. Abrams hype?
PLOT: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world – and ours.
Director: Chris Wedge
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell
Release date: 24 May
WE SAY: New flick by the director of Ice Age and Robots isn’t quite what you’d expect. Check the trailer here: http://youtu.be/Nd3vfEU_cI8
PLOT: After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1000 years earlier.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Sophie Okonedo
Release date: 7 June
WE SAY: After a string of flops Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan can still find gainful employment?!
Man of Steel
PLOT: A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Release date: 14 June
WE SAY: This Superman reboot by 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder promises to stray from the path trod by Richard Donner’s influential 1978 Superman: The Movie which Bryan Singer followed in 2006 with Superman Returns. A new Superman and no Lex Luthor as Supes battles it out with super villains from his native planet of Krypton!
The End of the World
PLOT: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Paul Rudd
Release date: 14 June
WE SAY: Meta-textual comedy by the Knocked Up crowd.
World War Z
PLOT: A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale
Release date: 21 June
WE SAY: As you might see from the above plot description the movie is going to be somewhat different from Max Brooks’ fan favorite World War Z novel set in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Apparently the movie ran into all kinds of problems as its budget also skyrocketed.
PLOT: When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam
Release date: 12 July
WE SAY: The director of Hellboy’s latest flick has giant robots in it and that’s about all fans need to know to go watch it!