70 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out for in 2012

70 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out for in 2012 (from io9.com)

Link out for a great summary of the scifi/fantasy/horror horizon for this new year. Reading through the list, I noticed four odd trends, and one great one:

  1. Fairytale reinterpretations – We already have TV’s Once Upon a Time and Grimm, now the big screen is getting in on the act with at least four new movies (including two versions of Snow White).
  2. Old franchise revivals – New installments and reinventions take a shot at beating new life into dead horses such as: Men In Black, GI Joe, Spider-Man, Resident Evil, Halloween, Amityville Horror, Total Recall, and Red Dawn.
  3. Continuing not one, but three of the recently played out trends: Superheroes, Vampires, and Zombies.
  4. Potter alums Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, Robert Pattinson, and director Alfonso Cuaron are all taking another ride on the supernatural side this year.
  5. My favourite trend: cool directors doing genre stuff:
  • Christopher Nolan – Dark Knight Rises
  • Tarsem Singh – Mirror Mirror
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Sam Mendes – Skyfall (i.e. new James Bond)
  • Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
  • Joss Whedon – Avengers
  • Timur Bekmambetov – Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
  • Bryan Singer – Jack the Giant Killer
  • Peter Jackson – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

That last one, plus The Hunger Games, are probably my two most anticipated movies this year (though many of those others are sounding pretty exciting too.)

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