There Will Be Blood
Release Date: 2007
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
Synopsis: A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century Texas prospector in the early days of the business. The Hype: An adaptation of a novel by Upton Sinclair and directed by the guy behind Boogie Nights and Magnolia comes this film about family, greed, religion, and oil. May be an epic drama worth its penny when it comes out next year.
TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Release Date: March 23, 2007
Director: Kevin Munroe
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chris Evans, Zhang Ziyi, Kevin Smith
Synopsis: Strange events are occurring in New York City, and the Turtles are needed more than ever, but Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo have become lost and directionless. With the city at stake, it's up to Leonardo and Zen Master Splinter to restore unity and ninja discipline to the Turtles. The Hype: The geeks can rejoice! The revival of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise is coming back, this time in CGI animation. Although a bit shaky at first when you hear about the CGI, you'll change your mind entirely (for the better) once you see the trailer. Cowabunga!
Release Date: July 4, 2007
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight, Bernie Mac, Tyrese Gibson
Synopsis: Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance. The Hype: Many of our childhood memories are brightened by the mention of Transformers. And it's now come time for a live action Transformers movie that will spend nearly a year in CGI development to tweak and perfect the transformations and robot elements; on top of being directed by Michael Bay and being released on our nation's day of celebration - July 4th. Another film that may top the list in 2007 - at least in the "totally badass" category.
Release Date: March 2, 2007
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards
Synopsis: Based on the Robert Graysmith books about the real life notorious Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s. The Hype: Attendees at test screenings have already made an effort to come out and speak on the internet heralding David Fincher's post-Fight Club film to be simply an astounding "novel-like" piece in the works.