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We’ve seen so much of that endless superhero bullshit on the big screens lately that I think people are finally getting a bit fed up with whatever Spiderman meets Batman meets Green whoever reboot it’s going to be, nobody really gives a shit. Well, I’m wrong, I know, but as a scifi geek, I’m happy to see that it’s not all that’s coming to theaters next year – 2012 is building up to be quite a phenomenal year for proper good old high-concept space-battling tecnho-babbling scifi movies!
I know it’s a bit cheesy to put your own film to the list of “most anticipated movies” but what the hell. Moon Nazis are about to invade Earth in 2018, and a lot of big-ass CG-heavy space battle and black, politically incorrect humor is to follow. We Finns are not very good at appraising ourselves and our achievements, but I have to say I’m damn proud of Iron Sky, and happy to be able to chip in to the wonderful scifi year of 2012 with a film which I hope will live a long life.
Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachovski
Based on a major award winning David Mitchell novel with the same name, Cloud Atlas is a huge, complex and multi-layered film directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings. The cast is jaw-dropping (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and my pal Götz Otto), the budget mind-boggling (140 million), and the whole story sounds like a really wonderful yet challenging science fiction epic. Take this:
“Cloud Atlas is an epic story of humankind in which actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and the future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.”
Wow. That’s a handful! Not too many pictures have yet emerged of the film, let alone a teaser, but it’s already a film that I know is going to swipe the floor with anything else they can throw at it. Save Iron Sky, of course
Directed by Josh Trank
Grabbing the title of the best trailer of 2012, Chronicle is a story that starts small and builds into epic proportions. A bunch of kids find out that they have a special ability to move objects with the power of their mind – telekinesis, that is. And they use it like any bunch of teenagers would – to bug off other people. As always with telekinesis, first it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt, and then it all goes to hell. Chronicle is the first film for the director Josh Trank, and follows the trend of found footage -scifi, which we’ve seen executed in Cloverfield and District 9.
Directed by Ridley Scott
When Ridley Scott said he’d be rebooting the Alien franchise, I wanted to hit him, but then I rememberd that it’s Ridley Scott, man who brought us Alien, Blade Runner and whatnot, and I realized that if somebody could do it properly, it would be the man himself.
Still, it sounded like a shit idea.
Prometheus production has kept a tight lid on the film, and only the bits that had trickled to the outside world kept people guessing whether the film is going to be an Alien-movie at all – and when the teaser posters and first trailer popped out, it became clear it’s a stand-alone mythology, unconnected to Alien. Phew.
The film is a search of the origins of mankind, and it looks really really good, in the way only Ridley Scott can do. Dark, brutal and gut-wrenchingly scifi.
I’ve always wanted to do a movie about Stephen King‘s (under pseudonym Richard Bachman) book The Long Walk. The idea is that every year there’s a big competition in US where 100 kids are chosen to walk from Maine to Massachusettes. That’s about 4 days of walking. The rules are simple: if you walk slower than certain pace, you die. If you stop, you die. If you don’t finish first, you die. People volunteer, because the price is that if they win, they can ask for anything they want, and they will get it.
Not surprisingly, somebody (well, by “somebody” I mean none other than Frank Darabont ) has bought the rights for the film.
Anyway, it’s a simple and beautiful story, and The Hunger Games takes similar sort of idea – set in the future, there’s a game where from every state (or district, since USA doesn’t exist anymore) a teenager is picked randomly and set into the playing field with 20-something other competitors, and the idea is to come out as the sole survivor. Directed by Gary Ross, man who wrote Big and directed the awesome Pleasantville, Hunger Games could really be something special.
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