Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Major Studios On A Feature Film Roll...

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According to reports, the major studios are prepping 40 or more films into production between spring and summer 2009, with millions of dollars in production financing committed to fill slates for 2010 and 2011.

The recent US credit crunch will not impact the next film starts, because that money has already been secured and budgeted.

Features including Terminator Salvation, Transformers 2, Angels & Demons, Night at the Museum 2 (Vancouver) and 2012: Farewell Atlantis (Vancouver) went into production after the expiration of the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) contract June 30.

All those films are either in the can, or are nearing completion with several new studio features in production including Funny People (Universal), Hangover (Warners) and Tooth Fairy (Fox 2000 in Vancouver).

Most studios will put five or more pictures into production by spring 2009:


Zombieland, directed by Reuben Fleischer
Edwin A. Salt, directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Angelina Jolie
The Green Hornet, directed by Stephen Chow, starring Seth Rogen


Alice In Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton
Tron 2
Mars Needs Moms, produced by Robert Zemeckis
The Sorcerer's Apprentice, directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Nic Cage
Wild Hogs 2, directed by Walter Becker


Avatar, directed by James Cameron
Date Night, directed by Shawn Levy, starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, directed by Chris Columbus
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Town House
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2
Family Wedding


The Cabin in the Woods
The Matarese Circle, directed by David Cronenberg
RoboCop, directed by Darren Aronofsky

(distribution through Paramount)

Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau
Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh


The Debt, directed by John Madden, starring Helen Mirren
Man on a Train
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark


Sex and the City 2
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Gears of War, directed by Len Wiseman


Footloose, directed by Kenny Ortega, starring Zac Efron
The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Morning Glory
Beverly Hills Cop
Us and Them


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn
BioShock, directed by Gore Verbinski
Get Him To The Greek, directed by Nicholas Stoller
Nottingham, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe


Human Factor, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
Jonah Hex, directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, directed by David Yates
Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington starrer
Clash Of The Titans, directed by Louis Leterrier
Suckerpunch, directed by Zack Snyder