Looks to me to be a fantastic companion piece with Hugo. The sheer audacity of making a B & W silent film with a pair of unknown (at least in the U.S.) leads is enough to get any cinephile's attention. The fact that this appears to be a sheer delight and sits atop many critics Best of 2011 lists only bolsters my anticipation.
The Duplass brothers took what I consider a minor step back with Cyrus, but they've still endeared themselves to me with their interesting body of work and keen eye for emotional realism. Also I really enjoy Jason Segal's work, so I can easily see myself enjoying this one.
The gripping, powerful, and remarkably influential series of documentaries about the West Memphis 3 and the horrible injustice dealt to them by the good old American legal system comes to a happy end. This debuted on HBO on January 12th. Guess who doesn't have HBO? Fuck!
Oh what horrors the future shall bring.
All of these have my attention due to the strong previous effort from each director.
Pascal Laugier's follow up to the unforgettable Martyrs. This one's an English language film dealing with some legend that I'm unfamiliar with about some scary tall guy. But it's from the guy that brought us Martyrs!
Ti West scored huge points with me for The House of the Devil. It was one of my very favorite English language horror films of the last decade. And this trailer looks pretty badass. And how great is that music?!
From the French directing duo that brought us the marvelously bloody and intense Inside. There's a trailer out there somewhere and I think this looks 5 shades of creepy, cool, greatness. Finish your French circuit and get this DVD in my hands!
These could easily suck, but I'll be excited anyway when the time comes.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp unite once again for yet another re-imagining of some Burton-friendly source material or another. This could be good or even very good, but I think we all have every right to be equally nervous that it will suck.
Ridley Scott back in the director's chair for a prequel to one of the best movies of all fucking time. AND it stars Michael Fassbender. AND it stars Charlize. This is a strong candidate for movie event of the decade, as far as I'm personally concerned.
I'm feeling like the second installment will be better than the first. Or at least provide more spectacle. But of course I can't wait for this, even if the trailer is a bit underwhelming and the troll make-up looks less than impressive.
A rundown of future film projects that are officially on my radar.