We are about to enter the time of the year when most films are released so let’s have a look on what this high season is bringing to decide what we’ll be watching soon.
One of the most expected blockbusters is Spielberg’s ‘Robocalypse’, whose name says it all: we create robots in a near future intelligent enough as to rebel against their creators. The film is based on a Daniel H. Wilson book which is based in Isaac Asimov’s three rules of robotics.
It’s Spileberg’s second attempt with artificial intelligence, as he directed the failed AI in 2001. The film was supposed to be released this July 2013 but it’s been postponed till March 2014. No reason has been provided, but gossip pin points technical difficulties as the main reason for it. They’re developing the tech they need for the film so it’s expected to blow our minds. However, film magazines such as Deadline Hollywood point out another reason for the delay: the leading male role. Spielberg is after Chris Hemsworth, aka as the Viking god Thor (2001) and the hunter in Snow White and the Hunter (2012), but he seems a little reluctant right now: he has just become the father of the little girl gorgeous India Rose.
On the other hand, T-Rex and the rest of the Dine gang fans can be happy. Spileberg confirmed Jurassic Park 4 for June 2013.
As Snow White was covering every billboard last year, this time is Dorothy’s red shoes chance. The Wizard of Oz is the plot engine for several incoming Hollywood productions, such as animated film ‘Dorothy of Oz’ (featuring Dan Akroyd and James Belushi voices) or ‘The Times and Life of the Wicked Witch of the West’, based on a successful musical with the same name. Among them all, ‘Oz: the Great and Powerful’ is the most promising blockbuster. The latest creation of Disney, which will be released in March 8th, enroles James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis in telling us about how Mr. Oz becomes the ruler in the power of this magical world of fantasy first depicted in theatres in 1939.
We’re still living sci-fi movies domination (it seems we love special effects) and there’s plenty to come. Jack the Giant Slayer will come out soon as a new revision of Jack and the Beanstalk by adding elements from Cornish and Welsh folklore and the acting expertise of Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.
It’s been quite a long time since we saw the always cool Will Smith playing a sci-fi role but ‘After Earth’ is coming so we can stay chilled. It will arrive on theatres on June and Will will share the screen once again with his own son Jaden who everyday look more and more after his father. And this time, he’s also the leading role when they both crash at the Earth in a future where mankind had long evacuated the planet.
If sci-fi is not your thing, don’t worry because Hollywood loves reinventing classics; or maybe they don’t risk as much as they used to do. Anyway, Anna Karenina will come to life again 77 years after the first film was released. The master acting of Greta Garbo as a 19th century Russian woman who lives trapped in-between an unwanted marriage and a secret romance will be taken by Keira Knightley, in one of the main roles in her young career. She will be working again with Joe Wright, who already directed Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in 2005.
Decide and enjoy!!!