Anticipated Movie Releases in 2012

Here is a list of some future movie releases I’m looking forward to. Hopefully with more to come.


1. Back Roads

Due to be Released: 2012

Director: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Marcia Gay Harden

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Tawni O’Dell; ” — A young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the shooting death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother.”

2. The Hobbit: Part 1

Due to be Released: December2012

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett

Synopsis: “Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.”

3. The Dark Knight Rises

Due to be Released: July 2012

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Synopsis: The anticipated sequel to Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” (2008)

4. Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie)

Due to be Released: 2012- HBO Films

Director: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Robert Duvall, Parker Posey

Synopsis: “A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.”

5. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Due to be Released: March2012

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare

Synopsis: “Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.”

6. The Hunger Games

Due to be Released: March 2012

Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Synopsis: “A young girl joins a survival contest in order to save her community in a dystopian future.”

7. American Reunion

Due to be Released: April 2012

Director: Jon Hurwitz

Starring: *The entire original “American Pie” cast

Synopsis: “They’re back for a Family Reunion!”

8. Total Recall

Due to be Released: August 2012

Director: Len Wiseman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Ethan Hawke (rumored), Jessica Biel (rumored)

Synopsis: “As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.”

9. Jack the Giant Killer

Due to be Released: June 2012

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: Ian McShane, Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor

Synopsis: “As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.”

10. Dorothy of Oz

Due to be Released: 2012

Director: Dan St. Pierre

Starring: Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Lea Michele

Synopsis: “Back in Kansas, Dorothy Gale decides to return to Oz in order to help her friends.”

11. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Due to be Released: June 2012

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper

Synopsis: “President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.”

12. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White

Due to be Released: June 2012

Director: Tarsem Singh

Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer

Synopsis: “A dark twist on the classic fairy tale, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom.”

13. The Absinthe Drinkers

Due to be Released: Feb. 2012

Director: John Jopson

Starring: Tim Roth, John Hurt, Peter Facinelli

Synopsis: “The story of a talented young woman painter whose recognition was usurped by the prejudices of the male-dominated art scene of 19th century Paris and Florence.”

14. Carnage

Due to be Released: 2012

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz

Synopsis: “Tells the story of two sets of parents who decide to have a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a schoolyard brawl.”

15. Lincoln

Due to be Released: 2012

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones

Synopsis: “The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.”

16. Odd Thomas

Due to be Released: December 2012

Director: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Tim Robbins, Willem Dafoe

Synopsis: “In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.”

17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Due to be Released: 2012

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Paul Rudd, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman

Synopsis: “Tells the story of an introvert freshman named Charlie who is taken on the wings by his friends Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the world of sex, drugs and complicated relationships.”

*All Synopsis Quotes from IMDB