Scott's former (current?) Alien prequel, Prometheus, sounds like a pretty fascinating mix of existential sci-fi and cosmic horror, especially as described by the filmmaker himself. The film's newly-released teaser trailer has only heightened excitement surrounding the project, thanks to its enigmatically foreboding design and stylistic homage to Scott's original 1979 sci-fi/horror creation.
The Prometheus cast is pretty shiny too, with people such as Noomi Rapace (the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Idris Elba (Thor), Guy Pearce (Memento), and Charlize Theron, among others onboard for the trip. Hard to doubt a film with that sort of talent involved.
Check out Rapace as one of the film's futuristic space explorers in the latest Prometheus pic:
Prometheus hits the scene in 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.
Pixar's new original computer-animated feature, Brave, failed to make Screen Rant's top 20 anticipated list for 2012, but it's easily one of the higher-ranking runner-ups. As evidenced by the film's trailer, this looks to be a more darkly fantastical and action-packed spin on the traditional Disney princess fairy tale - more so than even the Mouse House's most recent animated effort, Tangled.
Brave will still boast plenty in the way of kid-friendly humor and light-weight entertainment; that it will also appeal to grown-up moviegoers is welcome news, especially in the lackluster aftermath of Pixar's most recent film (see: Cars 2).
Get another look at the animation style of Brave in the new pic below:
Brave will be released in 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 22nd, 2012.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
This Seth Grahame-Smith novel adaptation is definitely a strange beast - and not just because of the attention-grabbing title. Director Timur Bekmambetov has devised a pretty clever way of encompassing the source material's dead-serious approach: combine inscrutable amounts of historically-accurate production design with hyper-stylized action set pieces and fight scenes.
Vampire Hunter stands out as one of the more "unique" Hollywood blockbusters on the horizon, amidst a sea of sequels and reboots. We're just hoping that the bizarre setup lends itself to an entertaining movie, when all is said and done.
For an early look at the film's "historical biopic meets Wanted" aesthetic, check out the new official image from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter arrives in 2D and 3D U.S. theaters on June 22nd, 2012.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Tolkien's The Hobbit novel lacks the sheer scale of the author's Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it's as equally beloved a fantasy tale as that epic work. Jackson has admitted that it was the different tone and narrative structure of The Hobbit which eventually convinced him that going back to Middle-Earth was a good idea - and one that would allow the filmmaker to do more than photo-copy the style of his Rings adaptation.
Martin Freeman (Sherlock) is portraying young Bilbo Baggins in both of Jackson's Hobbit films, beginning with An Unexpected Journey (pun not intended). By early accounts, he appears to have nailed the character and, thus, lends all the more appeal to this long-gestating project.
You can check out Freeman as the youthful Bilbo in the latest Hobbit image below:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on December 14th, 2012.
Source: USA Today