The American

September 1st

Synopsis: Alone among assassins, Jack (George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.



The Social Network

October 15th

Synopsis: A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Stars Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Rashida Jones.




October 22nd

Synopsis: Training Day Director Antoine Fuqua (above) and star Russell Crowe unite for this story of a small-town carpenter (Crowe) who turns vigilante after his daughter and her best friend are kidnapped.



October 22nd

Synopsis: In this seventh chapter, Detective Hoffman is the last man standing and Jigsaw’s work is now complete. That is until an old Detective returns to the case and closes in on Jigsaw’s accomplice. However, one last game is already in motion and will truly reveal the fate of Jigsaw’s master plan. More gruesome deaths to ensue.


The Howling: Reborn

October 29th (tentative date)

Synopsis: A remake of the 80s horror franchise about werewolves.



Due Date

November 5th

Synopsis: Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) directs an ensemble cast in a story about an expectant dad  and his unlikely travel companion, who race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child. Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, and RZA star.



November 5th

Synopsis: A satirical take on superhero movies, in which a notorious villain loses his oomph after he accidentally kills his nemesis. Dreamworks’ fall CGI Animated feature. Formerly titled ‘Oobermind’.




November 12th

Synopsis: A rail company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. Tony Scott directs, Denzel Washington and Star Trek‘s Chris Pine star.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

November 19th

Synopsis: Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.




November 19th

Synopsis: In this adaptation of a Warren Ellis comic, a former black-ops agent (Bruce Willis) is forced back into action when a high-tech assassin comes shows up to threaten him and his girlfriend. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker star.


Red Dawn

November 24th

Synopsis: A group of American teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of Chinese and Russian soldiers.



The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

December 10th

Synopsis: Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.


The Mechanic

December 15th

Synopsis: A remake of The Mechanic, the 1972 movie about a hit-man and his ruthless new apprentice, which starred  Charles Bronson. The new ‘Mechanic’ is Jason Statham and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum) plays the apprentice.


Tron Legacy

December 17th

Synopsis: In this sequel, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.


Yogi Bear

December 17th

Synopsis: In this CGI adaptation fo the classic cartoon, A documentary filmmaker (Anna Faris) travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd), his sidekick Boo-Boo (Justin Timberlake), and Ranger Smith.


The Green Hornet

December 22nd

Synopsis: By night, newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato (Jay Chou).


Gulliver’s Travels


December 22nd

Synopsis: Jack Black stars in this re-imagining of the classic tale. Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.



Finally, here are some movies slated for 2010 that don’t have confirmed release dates:

Black Hole

Synopsis: A remake of the Disney award-winning classic about a crew who discovers  missing vessel piloted by a mysterious scientist hovering on the edge of a black hole.

The Conspirator

Synopsis: Mary Surratt (Robin Wright Penn) is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer (James McAvoy) to uncover the truth and save her life.


Synopsis: In this new film by Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), Ben Stiller plays a New Yorker who moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother, and he soon sparks a relationship with his brother’s assistant.


Synopsis: Two British comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play the geeks, Seth Rogen voices the titular alien, Paul. Expect comedic cameos galore.

The Rum Diary

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

The Three Stooges

Synopsis: The Farrelly Brothers (There’s Something About Mary) direct this re-imagining of the classic series about three half-wits named Moe, Larry and Curly.

True Legend

Synopsis: Yeun Woo-Ping (The Matrix) directs Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) and Cung Le (Pandorum) in a kung-fu epic.

[Be sure to click the links of any movie title to see Screen Rant‘s archive of news about the film. See you in 2010!]

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