Next we have new images from Zack Snyder's upcoming fantasy-action film Sucker Punch. The movie stars a whole host of beautiful women kicking all sorts of ass (we don't see enough of that in movies!) including Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Carla Gugino. The Sucker Punch trailers so far have all looked pretty awesome.
The first image is a completely new one (see above) while the second one (below) is a high quality version of one we've seen before:
Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.
Sucker Punch is scheduled to open in IMAX and regular theaters on March 25th, 2011.
Moving forward we have a brand new image from The Rite, the upcoming exorcism film starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds and Rutger Hauer. The first trailer for The Rite didn't impress all that much, but I'm a fan of the cast so I'm willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt.
Take a look at the new image from the movie featuring Hopkins as a priest Father Lucas:
Inspired by true events, "The Rite" follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he's in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
The Rite possesses theaters on January 28th, 2011.
Final Destination 5
Next up we have the first couple of images from Final Destination 5, the unnecessary fifth installment in the successful teen horror franchise. Despite the last installment supposedly putting the final stamp on the franchise, they've decided to go ahead with a fifth. Why? Well this is Hollywood - if there is even a slim possibility that a movie can make money, than you can be sure it will get made.
Have a look at the two new images below:
Death makes a killing in the next installment in the horror series which once again proves that no matter where you run, no matter where you hide... you can't cheat death.
Final Destination 5 (previously 5nal Destination) is released in 3D and regular theaters on August 26th, 2011.
Red Riding Hood
We have a new image from Red Riding Hood, the upcoming reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight).
I thought the recent first trailer for the film was very visually impressive, but overall it left me cold - maybe because it just felt like it was trying to copy/emulate Hardwicke's Twilight movie (although you can't really blame WB for trying to capitalize on the popularity of that franchise).
The new image is just taken directly from a (rather risque) shot in the trailer but have a look nonetheless:
Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life.
Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.
Red Riding Hood hits theaters on March 11th, 2011.