Monday, 23 November 2009

Upcoming 2010 Films: Action, Adventure and Horror!


When updating the 2009 Upcoming Releases page I noticed how close we are until the end of the year! Say it ain't so! The good news is it means we are that much closer to 2010 which has a lot of fun looking releases in store. Let's have a look at 2010 films that have had trailers released recently.

How to Train Your Dragon is an animated 3D film set in a land where dragons are pests, or are they? The trailer looks pretty fun and the cast includes Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Kristin Wiig. From Lilo & Stitch directors by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders.
Release: March 26, 2o10

More comic book adaptations! This one feels pretty tongue in cheek as it's an adaptation and about superheroes. Check out the dark & quirky trailer for Kick-Ass which poses the question of why not be super heroes in the real world? Stars Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass, Chloe Moretz (Let Me In) as Hit-Girl and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) as Red Mist. Also starring Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake).
Release Date: April 16, 2010

I remember seeing the Lightning Thief poster a while ago and although it looked cool I had no idea what the context was. Turns out it's actually called Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and is a fantasy / adventure film based on the Rick Riordan young adult novel based in Greek mythology with a modern twist. Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma (2007), Gamer) stars as Percy Jackson alongside Alexandra Daddario, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener, Rosario Dawson and Steve Coogan. The teaser trailer sure has a fun and fantastical spirit to it and considering it's directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) I think we are in for a real treat!
Release Date: February 12, 2010

Also on the Greek God train is Clash of the Titans, which finally has a teaser trailer and it's crazy insane. I can't tell what to make of it, usually I love the whole mostly-music-while-seeing-images style trailers but this one I can't figure out if it will be awesome or kind of campy. There certainly will be lots of action, and I'm hoping for awesome.
Release Date: March 26, 2010

More action goodness with Green Zone. While watching the trailer, you might feel nostalgic for the Bourne films. It's hard not to compare the two with Matt Damon starring in an action feel role (although it's classified as war/drama) and Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) directing. But the good thing is that it also looks quite good, especially when you look at the rest of the casting: Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson and Amy Ryan. Sign me up.
Release Date: March 12, 2010

Angelina Jolie returns to action in Salt, just saw the trailer today and I'm still on the fence here. Feels a little familiar, but I can't place why. Opens Friday July 23, 2010 (great day choice!).

Last up but not least is the horror entry with the The Crazies. It's a remake of 1973 George A. Romero film of the same name, this time starring Timothy Olyphant (Hitman) & Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black) who live in a town where people appear to go... crazy! The trailer looks pretty freaking scary and the song in it gets stuck in my head every time I watch it, which has been a lot since I first saw it in front of Bronson. From Sahara director Breck Eisner.
Release Date: February 26, 2010

For more info on 2010 films check out this list of Upcoming 2010 Releases


Univarn said...

Oddly enough I'll be seeing How to Train Your Dragon for the one person hardly anyone outside of the US (or in the US for that matter) knows about, Craig Ferguson. His movie's are always awful, but his late night show is just great :)

I am definitely looking forward to Kick-Ass and Green Zone though!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Wow, you are right that is a name I am not familiar with, even being outside the US. How to Train Your Dragon looks pretty fun though so I'll likely see it at some point.

Kick-Ass and Green Zone both look really action packed!

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