Sunday, 17 April 2011

A Summer of Sci-Fi

It's no secret that 2011 is going to be a massive year for summer blockbusters with such films as Captain America, The Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to name but three, as box office revenue prepares to smash last year into oblivion (only by a couple of £billion, mind).

I've picked out a few potential hits and, along with recently previewed Super 8, it looks like a busy 2011 for science fiction and indeed the industry as a whole, having already been gifted the brilliant Source Code earlier this month.

Cowboys & Aliens - 12th August 

Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens is already generating a lot of positive response which is only strengthened by the latest strong, entertaining trailer which sets up quite a spectacle indeed. Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Widle star in this sci fi-western-action adventure genre mash up, which in all honesty looks pretty awesome.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - August (TBC)

The new trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes also looks intriguing to say the least. Sceptical as I am about the title let alone the film, the prequel (starring James Franco & Andy Serkis) explains the origins of how the well known premise came to be. The trailer doesn't look half bad and could turn out to be not as awful as first anticipated.

Transformers : Dark of the Moon - 1st July

There's also the third instalment of Michael Bays Transformers franchise, which according to reports, doesn't seem like it will be quite the train wreck Revenge of the Fallen turned out to be. Oh, and did I mention Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has now replaced the abysmal Megan Fox? That might turn out to be one reason to tune in...

Sources : YouTube