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02 January 2009 @ 02:17 am
Anticipated Films for 2009 (Part I)  
(In random order)

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Release Date: July 17, 2009

Supposed to be released last November 2008 but was moved to July 17, 2009, this should be worth the long wait.

Directed by: David Yates
DOP: Bruno Delbonnel
PD: Stuart Craig
Art D: Andrew Ackland
          Alastair Bullock
          Tino Schaedler
          Hattie Storey
          Gary Tomkins
          Sloane U'Ren
Set Decorator: Stephanie McMillan
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Film Editing by: Mark Day
Original Music by: Nicholas Hooper


Starring: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), Rupert Grint (Ron), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Alan Rickman (Snape), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Maggie Smith (McGonagall), Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) and Ralph Fiennes' (Voldemort) nephew Hero Fiennes Tiffman (11-year old Voldemort)

2.
Watchmen
Release Date: March 6, 2009

"Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do."

Based on Alan Moore and David Gibbons' comic book. "A ...mystery adventure set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society..."--Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by: Zack Snyder
DOP: Larry Fong
PD: Alex McDowell
Art D: Francois Audouy (supervising art director)
          Helen Jarvis
          James Steuart
Costume Designer: Michale Wilkinson
Film Editing by: William Hoy
Original Music by: Tyler Bates

Starring: Carla Gugino (Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Edward Blake/The Comedian), Malin Akerman (Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II), Patrick Wilson (Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl II), Billy Crudup (Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan), Jackie Earle Haley (Walter Kovacs/Rorschach), Mattew Goode (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias), Stephen McHattie (Hollis Mason/Nite Owl), Matt Frewer (Edgar Jacobi/Moloch the Mystic), Danny Woodburn (Big Figure), Carrie Genzel (Jackie Kennedy), Laura Menell (Janey Slater), Salli Saffioti (Annie Leibowitz), Niall Matter (Motham), Brett Stimely (J.F. Kennedy), Dan Payne (Dollar Bill)

3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Release Date: June 26, 2009

"A new threat arrives from times of old...a threat that must be stopped... no matter what the cost."

Directed by: Michael Bay
DOP: Ben Seresin
PD: Nigel Phelps
Art D: Jon Billington (supervising art director)
         Julian Ashby
         Naaman Marshall
         Ben Procter
Costume Designer: Deborah Lynn Scott
Film Editing by: Roger Barton
Original Music by: Steve Jablonsky

Starring: Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), Shia LeBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Josh Duhamel (Captain Lennox), Tyrese Gibson (USAF Tech Sergeant Epps), Kevin Dunn (Ron Witwicky), Julie White (Judy Witwicky), John Benjamin Hickey (Galloway), Ramon Rodriguez (Leo), Isabel Lucas (Alice), and John Turturro (Agent Simmons)

4. Public Enemies
Release Date: July 1, 2009

This film is about the legendary bank robber John Dillinger.

Directed by: Michael Mann
DOP: Dante Spinotti
PD: Nathan Crowley
Art D: Patrick Lumb
         William Ladd Skinner
Set Decorator: Rosemary Brandenburg
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Film Editing by: Jeffrey Ford
                        Paul Rubell
Original Music by: Elliot Goldenthal

Starring: Johnny Depp (John Dillinger), Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis), Channing Tatum (Pretty Boy Floyd), Billy Crudup (J. Edgar Hoover), Leelee Sobieski (Polly Hamilton), Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette), Giovanni Ribisi (Alvin Carpis), David Wenham (Pete Pierpont), and Stephen Graham (Baby Face Nelson)

5. Terminator: Salvation
Release Date: May 22, 2009

Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not! Christian Bale is the name (as John Connor).

This is Terminator in post-apocalyptic 2018.

Directed by: McG
DOP: Shane Hurlbut
PD: Martin Laing
Art D: Patricio M. Farrell
         Gregory S. Hooper
         Desma Murphy
         Troy Sizemore
Set Decorator: Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson
Film Editing by: Conrad Buff IV

Starring: Christian Bale (John Connor), Anton Yelchin (Kyle Reese), Sam Worthington (Marcus Wright), Bryce Dallas Howard (Kate Connor), Moon Bloodgood (Blair Williams), Jadagrace (Star), Common (Barnes), Helena Bonham Carter (Serena), Roland Kickinger (T-800), Chris Ashworth (Richter), Chris Browning (Morrison), Jane Alexander (Virginia), Michael Ironside (General Ashdown)

6. Where the Wild Things Are
Release Date: Oct 16, 2009

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story where a little boy Max creates his own world.

Fil-Am Maricel Pagulayan (Superman--Brandon Routh, Valkyrie) is the visual effects producer of this adventure tale.

Directed by: Spike Jonze
DOP: Lance Acord
PD: K.K. Barrett
Art D: Sonny Gerasimowicz
         William Hawkins
         Christopher Tandon
         Lucinda Thomson
         Jeffrey Thorp (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: Simon McCutcheon
Costume Designer: Casey Storm
Film Editing by: James Haygood
                       Eric Zumbrunnen
Visual Effect Producer: Maricel Pagulayan

Starring: Max Records (Max), Catherine O'Hara (voice of Judith), Forest Whitaker (voice of Wild Thing), Catherine Keener (Connie), James Gandolfini (voice of Carol), Paul Dano (voice of Alexander), Lauren Ambrose (voice of KW), Tom Noonan (voice of Douglas), Alice Parkinson (KW), Michael Berry Jr. (voice of Daniel the Bull), Steve Mouzakis (Mr. Elliot), John Leary (Douglas), Nick Farnell (Judith)

7. The Lovely Bones
Release Date: Dec 11, 2009

Film adaptation of Alice Sebold's acclaimed novel. Ceneters on a young gril who has been murdered and watches over her family and her murderer.

Will she choose desire for revenge or desire for her family to heal?

Directed by: Peter Jackson
DOP: Andrew Lesnie
PD: Naomi Shohan
Art D: Jules Cook
         Chris Shriver
Set Decorator: George DeTitta Jr.
                      Meg Everist
Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner
Film Editing by: Jabez Olssen

Starring: Mark Wahlberg (Jack Salmon), Rachel Weisz (Abigail Salmon), Susan Sarandon (Grandma Lynn), Saoirse Ronan (Susie Salmon), Stanley Tucci (George Harvey), Michael Imperioli (Len Fenerman)

8. Bruno
Release Date: May 15, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes back! From Borat to Bruno!

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Directed by: Unknown
DOP: ?
PD: Dan Butts
      Denise Hudson
Art D: Kate Bunch
         Lisa Marinaccio
Set Decorator: Ute Bergk
                      Britt Woods
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: ?
Original Music by: Erran Baron Cohen

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno)

9. The Informant
Release Date: September 18, 2009

Film Adaptation of Kurt Eichenwald book--an offbeat comedy based on a true story about a rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland.

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
DOP: ?
PD: Doug J. Meerdink
Art D: Billy Hunter
          David Scott
Costume Designer: Shoshana Rubin
Film Editing by: Stephen Mirrione
Original Music by: Marvin Hamlisch

Starring: Matt Damon (Matt Whitacre), Melanie Lynskey (Ginger Whitacre), Frank Welker (Mr. Whitacre), Patton Oswalt (Ed Herbst), Thomas F. Wilson (Mark Cheviron), Candy Clark (Mrs. Whitacre), Scott Bacula (Brian Shepard), etc.

10. Taking Woodstock
Release Date: August 14, 2009

Based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, A 1969-set true story about Elliot Tiber who played a pivotal role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was.

Directed by: Ang Lee
DOP: Eric Gautier
PD: David Gropman
Art D: Peter Rogness
Set Decorator: Ellen Christiansen
Costume Designer: Joseph G. Aulisi
Film Editing by: Tim Squyres

Starring: Demetri Martin (Elliot Tiber aka Eliyahu Teichberg), Imelda Staunton (Mrs. Tiber), Liev Schreiber (Vilma), Henry Goodman (Mr. Tiber), Jonathan Groff (Michael Lang), Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy (Yasgur), Paul Dano, Dan Fogler, etc.

11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Release Date: May 1, 2009

All about Wolverine!!!

Directed by: Gavin Hood
DOP: Donald McAlpine
PD: Barry Robison
Art D: Ian Gracie (supervising art director)
         Brian Admonds
         Karen Murphy
         Mark Robins
Set Decorator: Rebecca Cohen
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: Nicolas De Toth
                       Megan Gill
Original Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams

Starring: Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool), Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/Sabertooth), Dominic Monaghan (Barnell Bohusk/Beak), Lynn Collins (Silver Fox), Danny Huston (William Stryker), Daniel Henney (David North/Agent Zero), Taylor Kitsch (Remy LeBeau/Gambit), Kevin Durand (Frederick J. Dukes/The Blob)

12. Angels and Demons
Release Date: May 15, 2009

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Directed by: Ron Howard
DOP: Salvatore Totino
PD: Allan Cameron
Art D: Alex Cameron
         Luke Freeborn
         Marc Homes
         Giles Masters
         Dawn Swiderski
Set Decorator: Robert Gould
                      Richard Roberts
Costume Designer: Daniel Orlandi
Film Editing by: Daniel P. Hanley
                        Mike Hill
Original Music by: Hans Zimmer

Starring: Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), Ayelet Zurer (Vittoria Vetra), Ewan McGregor (Carlo Ventresca), Stellan Skarsgard (Richter), Cosimo Fusco (Father Simeon), David Pasquesi (Vincenzi), etc.

13. Star Trek
Release Date: May 8, 2009

A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams
DOP: Daniel Mindel
PD: Scott Chambliss
Art D: Keith Cunningham (supervising art director)
         Curt Beech
         Dennis Bradford
         Luke Freeborn
         Beat Frutiger
         Gary Kosko
Set Decorator: Karen Manthey
Costume Designer: Michael Kaplan
Film Editing by: Maryann Brandon
                        Mary Jo Markey
Original Music by: Michael Giacchino

Starring: Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Eric Bana (Nero), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson), Karl Urban (Leonard "Bones" McCoy), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Ben Cross (Sarek), Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov), Leonard Nimoy (Old Spock), Greg Ellis (Chief Engr Olsen), Chris Hemsworth (Geoge Kirk), etc.

14. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Release Date: Aug 7, 2009

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Directed by: Stephen Sommers
DOP: Mitchell Amundsen
PD: Ed Verreaux
Art D: Chad Frey
          Randy Moore
Set Decorator: Kate J. Sullivan
Costume Designer: Ellen Mirojnick
Film Editing by: Bob Ducsay
                        Jim May
Original Music by: Alan Silvestri

Starring: Brendan Fraser (Gung Ho), Channing Tatum (Duke), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cobra Commander), Sienna Miller (The Baroness), Dennis Quaid (General Hawk), Rachel Nichols (Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), etc.

15. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Release Date: Jan 8, 2009

"Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments."

Directed by: David Fincher
DOP: Claudio Miranda
PD: Donald Graham Burt
Art D: Kelly Curley
         Randy Moore
         Tom Reta
Set Decorator: Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Designer: Jacqueline West
Film Editing by: Kirk Baxter
                        Angus Wall
Original Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Starring: Cate Blanchett (Daisy), Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button), Julia Ormond (Caroline), Faune Chambers (Dorothy Baker), Elias Koteas (Monsieur Gateau), Donna DuPlantier (Blanche Deveraux), Jason Flemyng (Thomas Button), Joeanna Sayler (Caroline Button), etc.

(Source: imdb.com, PDI Entertainment "Only in Hollywood" by Ruben V. Nepales--Jan 2, 2009)

 
 
 
「hey, you know! we got the sun」☼dalampasigan on January 2nd, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
SHET LANG

NAPASIGAW AKO DITO SA OPIS

THE LOVELY BONES !!!!!!!!!!!111!!ONE!!!OMGWTF!!1
astarustahastarustah on January 3rd, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
fave mo ba yang libro na yan?
「hey, you know! we got the sun」☼: [youngae] lady vengeancedalampasigan on January 3rd, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
isa sa mga favorite hehe. recently ko lang nabasa yan. at iyak ako ng iyak. everytime nababasa ko yan umiiyak pa rin ako. shet. sana lang maganda yung movie.