World War Z is an upcoming zombie film based on the novel of the same name. The book is a series of UN documents that interviews people in the wake of an international zombie war. The film will star Brad Pitt as the UN interviewer. I’ve read descriptions that say this could be a combination of the Bourne movies and television series The Walking Dead. It’s also been said to be stylistically similar to Children of Men. I do very much like all of the things this film is compared to, so that gives me hope for this big-budget zombie film.
14. Men in Black III
It has been ten years since the previous installment of the Men in Black series. Though the second film was weak, there’s no denying that the MIB films are fun summer blockbusters. I don’t necessarily have high expectations for this film, but I believe it to be an entertaining one. The story sees Agent J (Will Smith) travelling back in time to the 60’s, where Josh Brolin plays a spot-on young Tommy Lee Jones.
13. G.I. Joe Retaliation
I was pretty excited when the first G.I. Joe was released a couple years ago. Unfortunately it was a bit disappointing (though still entertaining). I believe they tried to fit too much into the first film (especially characters). I must say though that the trailer for the upcoming film makes it look much better than the first. That and the trailer uses a cool cover of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. Retaliation puts the focus on three main characters, Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) as they try to get “retaliation” for what appears to be the framing and extermination of the G.I. Joes. Ray Park returns as Snake Eyes and in a brilliant casting move, Bruce Willis appears as the original Joe!
7500 is about a cross-Pacific flight that encounters supernatural events. It is directed by the director of both the Japanese and American versions of Ju-On: The Grudge. I know the idea sounds a bit far-fetched, but it certainly doesn’t seem as ridiculous as Snakes on a Plane or Flight of the Undead. I feel like thrillers on an airplane can be really good if done right. Air Force One and Executive Decision are a couple good examples.
11. Silent House
One young actress who has been getting a lot of compliments lately is Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the Olsen twins. In 2011 she starred in the acclaimed indie Martha Marcy May Marlene. In 2012 she stars in Silent House, a thriller that finds a girl and her father trapped inside a lake house. Silent House is like the 24 of film, as the entire film takes place in real time. It appears this will be another chance for Ms. Olsen to show off her acting chops as she will be responsible for carrying most of the film.