The guys over at ComingSoon.net recently had a chance to stroll around the floor of this year's Licensing Expo and they happened to stumble upon a few very intriguing banners. That's one thing I love about these expos - the early teaser looks at some upcoming flicks!
So what do we have looks at today? JURASSIC PARK 3D, R.I.P.D., ROBOCOP, PACIFIC RIM, ENDER'S GAME, AFTER EARTH and ROBOPOCALYPSE! No use beating around the bush with this one. Scroll away above and below to check out the new looks!
R.I.P.D. comes from director Robert Schwentke and stars Jeff Bridges, Marisa Miller, Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak (below), Mike O'Malley, Tobias Segal, Robert Knepper and James Hong. The rundown reads: Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department -- the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss." Yep -- THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailant, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back -- literally! It hits theaters on June 28, 2013.
ROBOCOP, which comes from director Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie and possibly Abbie Cornish, isn't set to hit theaters until Summer 2013.
Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM reads: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee -who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. It's due to hit theaters on July 12, 2013 with a cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
ENDER'S GAME already has a release date of November 1, 2013 with a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Nonso Anozie Stevie Ray Dallimore, Andrea Powell and Abigail Breslin. Gavin Hood is directing a rundown that reads: In the near future, a hostile alien race (Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Fleet (IF) Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers at Battle School. Ordained by Graff as the IF's next great hope, Ender is promoted to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and humankind.
M. Night Shyamalan's latest AFTER EARTH stars Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo. Hitting theaters on June 7, 2013, this one reads: The story is set in a future in which humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it's up to the son to save the dad.
Lastly we've got Steven Spielberg's ROBOPOCALYPSE, which reads: In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late. This one hits theaters on April 25, 2014.