This Summer seems to be filled with quality films for those theater enthusiasts such as myself. For me – although it wasn’t quite Summer yet – J.J. Abrams heated things up with Star Trek. Next up, on May 21st Joseph McGinty Nichol – also known as McG – directs Terminator Salvation starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Common.
I wasn’t familiar with McG so I Wiki’d him. He previously directed both Charlie Angel’s (eh, wasn’t my cup of tea) and We Are Marshall (hmm, not a bad film) which he also produced.
Next up…the most anticipated film of the Summer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!
Micheal Bay returns to the helm of the Transformers series (a third edition is already in development stages) with a return of the successful cast from the original film produced in 2007. You’ll have a little over a month to wipe away the drool from Terminator so prepare your chops for the June 24th release date of the Transformer sequel. Oh yeah, by the way, Mr. Steven Spielberg serves as the films Executive Producer…hence the hefty $200 million budget. Ahem!
Sorry for the link to the trailer…it was the best available trailer that could be embedded into this post 😦
Micheal Mann (Ali – 2001, Miami Vice – 2006, Hancock – 2008) gets back into the director’s chair to bring us Public Enemies on July 1st, a film set during The Great Depression (the irony, huh?) where an FBI agent chases down infamous criminals by the name of John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd…no, not the undefeated boxer who nicknamed himself Money Mayweather.
Christian Bale must be feeling the wrath of this recession because he’s starring in two Summer sizzlers, this time alongside Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard (if you haven’t heard of her she’ll also be returning to the big screen this Fall in Nine…check for that flick).
Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing – 2004, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – 2008) presents us with a film about one of America’s most popular action figures ever sold. G. I. Joe is set to be in theaters August 7th. The film is forwarded ten years so that those who are unfamiliar with the cartoon series can follow along but not so far off that the old schoolers such as myself feel left behind. It’s not so much an All-Star cast in this film but Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols – whom also played in Star Trek – and Marlon Wayans (yep, that Marlon Wayans) seem to give a little weight to this film. Rumor has it other box office hitmen/women were contacted to be cast but had prior engagements. This Summer is going to be hot!