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02.07.2014by: Paul Shirey

2014 Fox Preview!

Fox had a pretty stable year in 2013 with a slightly smaller take than the previous year ($3.4 billion to $3.74 billion in 2012) with it's biggest hits going to THE WOLVERINE, THE CROODS, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, and the breakout hit, THE HEAT. 2014 has some pretty solid offerings, including three big-ticket franchise sequels, two biblical epics, two animated pics, two young adult novels of varying genre, a buddy comedy, and the latest David Fincher jaunt. All said, not a bad way to spend the year.

Take a peek at what Fox is bringing to theaters in 2014 and hit us with your thoughts on their slate!

Devil's Due (January 17)

After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

Starring: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, and Samuel Anderson. Directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin.

Son of God (February 28)

This major motion picture event -- an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. -- brings the story of Jesusí life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscarģ-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Starring: Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey. Directed by Christopher Spencer.

Rio 2 (April 11)

The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jemaine Clement, Andy Garcia, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, and Rita Moreno. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Caleb Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Jason Flemyng, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, and Omar Sy. Directed by: Bryan Singer.

The Fault in Our Stars (June 6)

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, and Laura Dern. Directed by Josh Boone.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Gary Goldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Directed by Matt Reeves.

Let's Be Cops (August 13)

A pair of buddies hatch a plan to impersonate police officer but soon find themselves way in over their heads.

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Jake Johnson, Andy Garcia, James D'Arcy, Rob Riggle, and Damon Wayans Jr. Directed by Luke Greenfield.

The Maze Runner (September 19)

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Starring: Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Gone Girl (October 3)

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior has everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Kim Dickens, Sela Ward, Missi Pyle, Scoot McNairy, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kathleen Rose Perkins. Directed by David Fincher.

Book of Life (October 17)

An animated movie described as a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration.

Starring: Channing Tatum, ZoŽ Saldana, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez.

Exodus (December 12)

An account of Moses' hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt.

Starring: Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Night at the Museum 3 (December 19)

Third entry in the popular franchise series, starring Ben Stiller , Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson, Rachael Harris, Ricky Gervais. Directed by Shawn Levy.

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