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12 January 2009 @ 02:28 am
Anticipated Films of 2009 (Part III)  
1. Fast & Furious
Release Date: April 3, 2009

The fourth in the franchise, but third in the series' narrative.

As he is released from prison, Brian O'Conner teams up with Dominic Toretto work with the feds to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Directed by: Justin Lin
DOP: Amir M. Mokri
PD: Ida Random
Art D: David Lazan
Set Decorator: Douglas A. Mowat
Costume Designer: Sanja Milkovic Hays
Film Editing by: Fred Raskin
                        Christian Wagner
Original Music by: Bryan Tyler

Starring: Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Marciano), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), etc.

2. Changeling
Release Date: Oct 31, 2008 (USA)
                      TBD (Phil.)

"To find her son, she did what no one else dared."

A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
DOP: Tom Stern
PD: James J. Murakami
Art D: Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.
Set Decorator: Gary Fettis
Costume Designer: Deborah Hopper
Film Editing by: Joel Cox
                       Gary Roach
Original Music by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie (Christine Collins), Gattlin Griffith (Walter Collins), Michelle Martin (Sandy), etc.

3. Jennifer's Body
Release Date: TBD

After "Juno", Diablo Cody returns with "Jennifer's Body"--teenage cannibalism.

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Directed by: Karyn Kusama
DOP: M. David Mullen
PD: Arvinder Grewal
Art D: Paolo Venturi
Set Decorator: Joanne Leblanc
Costume Designer: Katia Stano
Film Editing by: Plummy Tucker
Original Music by: Theodore Shapiro

Starring: Megan Fox (Jennifer Check), Amanda Seyfried (Needy Lesnicky), Johnny Simmons (Chip Dove), Adam Brody (Nikolai Wolf), J.K. Simmons (Mr. Wroblewski), Amy Sedaris (Tony Lesnicky), etc.

4. The International
Release Date: Feb 13, 2009

"They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays."

An Interpol agent (Owen) attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Directed by: Tom Tykwer
DOP: Frank Griebe
PD: Uli Hanisch
Art D: Sarah Horton
          Luca Tranchino
          Kai Koch (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: Simon-Julien Boucherie
Costume Designer: Ngila Dickson
Film Editing by: Mathilde Bonnefoy
Original Music by: Tom Tykwer
                           Reinhold Heil
                           Johnny Klimek

Starring: Clive Owen (Louis Salinger), Naomi Watts (Eleanor Whitman), etc.

5. The Secret Life of Bees
Release Date: Oct 17, 2008 (USA)
                      TBD (Phil.)

Do I hear "girl power"? Oooh yeah! So ladies, let's strut our way to the nearest cinemas!!! ;)

"Bring Your Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers and Daughters"

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother.

Directed by: Gina-Prince Bythewood
DOP: Rogier Stoffers
PD: Warren Alan Young
Art D: William G. Davis
         Alan Hook
Set Decorator: James Edward Ferrell Jr.
Costume Designer: Sandra Hernandez
Film Editing by: Terilyn A. Shropshire
Original Music by: Mark Isham

Starring: Dakota Fanning (Lily Owens), Queen Latifah (August Boatwright), Jennifer Hudson (Rosaleen Daise), Alicia Keys (June Boatwright), Sophie Okonedo (May Boatwright), Paul Bettany (T. Ray Owens), Hilarie Burton (Deborah Owens), etc.

6. The Wolf Man
Release Date: Nov 6, 2009

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man (Del Toro) is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Directed by: Joe Johnston
DOP: Shelly Johnson
PD: Rick Heinrichs
Art D: John Dexter
         Phil Harvey
         Andy Nicholson (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: John Bush
Costume Designer: Milena Canonero
Film Editing by: Dennis Virkler
Original Music by: Danny Elfman

Starring: Benicio Del Toro (Lawrence Talbot), Emily Blunt (Gwen Conliffe), Anthony Hopkins (Sir John Talbot), etc.

A Serious Man
Release Date: TBD

A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother (Kind) won't move out of the house.

Directed by: Ethan Coen
                  Joel Coen
DOP: Roger Deakins
PD: Jess Gonchor
Art D: Deborah Jensen
Set Decorator: Nancy Haigh
Costume Designer: Mary Zophres
Film Editing by: Ethan and Joel Coen (as Roderyck Jaynes)
Original Music by: Carter Burwell

Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg (Larry Gopnik), Sari Lennick (Judith Gopnik), Fred Melamed (Sy Ableman),  Richard Kind (Uncle Arthur), Aaron Wolf (Danny Gopnik), Jessica McManus (Sarah Gopnik), etc.

8. Dorian Gray
Release Date: Sept 11, 2009

It's Prince Caspian! NOT! It's Dorian Gray!

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Directed by: Oliver Parker
DOP: ?
PD: ?
Art D: ?
Set Decorator: Niamh Coulter
Costume Designer: ?
Original Music by: Charlie Mole

Starring: Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray), Colin Firth (Lord Henry Wotton), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Sybil Vane), etc.

9. Coraline
Release Date: Feb 6, 2009

"Be careful what you wish for."

A young girl (Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life.

Directed by: Henry Selick
DOP: Pete Kozachik
PD: ?
Art D: Phil Brotherton
         Jamie Caliri
         Tom Proost
         Dawn Swiderski
Set Decorator: ?
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: Christopher Murrie
                        Ronald Sanders
Original Music by: Bruno Coulais

Starring: Dakota Fanning (Coraline's voice), Ian McShane (Mr. Bobinski's voice), Teri Hatcher (Coraline's Mother's voice/Other Mother's voice), Keith David (The Cat's voice), Jennifer Saunders (Ms. Forcible's voice), Dawn French (Ms. Spink's voice), John Hodgman (Coraline's Father's voice/Other Father's voice)

10. The Surrogates
Release Date: Sept 25, 2009

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
DOP: Oliver Wood
PD: Jeff Mann
Art D: Dan Webster (supervising art director)
         Tom Reta
Set Decorator: Debbie Cutler
                      Fainche MacCarthy
Costume Designer: April Ferry
Film Editing by: Kevin Stitt
                        Barry Zetlin
Original Music by: Richard Marvin

Starring: Bruce Willis (Agent Greer), James Francis Ginty (Dr. Lionel Canter/Tuxedo), Michael O'Toole (hirosuke), Rosamund Pike (Magie Greer), Ving Rhames (The Prophet), etc.

11. The Box
Release Date: Nov 6, 2009

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who open it and become instantly wealthy. Little do they realize that opening the box also kills someone they do not know .

Directed by: Richard Kelly
DOP: Steven B. Poster
PD: Alec Hammond
Art D: Priscilla Elliot
Set Decorator: Tracey A. Doyle
Costume Designer: April Ferry
Film Editing by: Sam Bauer

Starring: James Marsden (Arthur Lewis), Cameron Diaz (Norma Lewis), etc.

12. Seven Pounds
Release Date: Dec 19, 2008 (USA)
                     TBD (Phil)

"Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret."

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
DOP: Philippe Le Sourd
PD: J. Michael Riva
Art D: David F. Klassen
Set Decorator: Leslie A. Pope
Costume Designer: Sharen Davis
Film Editing by: Hughes Winborne
Original Music by: Angelo Milli

Starring: Will Smith (Ben Thomas), Rosario Dawson (Emily Posa), Woody Harrelson (Ezra Turner), etc.

(Source: www.imdb.com)

Gaby: [juno] juno can't get thatsquaringkarma on January 12th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Fyi, Jennifer's Body will have a USA release date of September 18, 2009.

I've seen Seven Pounds. It's decent.
astarustahastarustah on January 12th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! :)