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Why 2007 Will Be A Great Year For Movies

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August 2, 2006

Since 2003 we've been graced by some of the most substantial movie releases ever: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Spider-Man 2, and Star Wars Episode III. Although this summer has been much mellower in comparison, it has taken part in building up some of the excitement for what we are looking forward to in 2007. 2007 looks to be the come-back year for the movie industry, kicking out a handful of final installments in trilogies and a great selection of other films that will blow us all out of our seats.

This is a complete list of what will make 2007 a truly great year for movies.

Please visit the complete Release Schedule for 2007 for updated release dates as well as the entire list of films opening in 2007.

Latest Update (January 2nd): Fixed the complete list with updated release dates, titles, and more info. Films that have moved to 2008 have still been left on here for original reference.

10,000 B.C.

Release Date: Moved to 2008
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle
Synopsis: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
The Hype: Directed by Emmerich, who's also done The Patriot, Godzilla, and Independence Day, comes this new prehistoric epic adventure that may be promising.

28 Weeks Later

Release Date: May 11, 2007
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack
Synopsis: Britain has been emptied. There's nobody there. It's completely dead. And six months later the Americans arrive to reboot it back up again. But, of course, something goes wrong.
The Hype: The sequel to the 2003 zombie film 28 Days Later featuring a new director and new screenwriter.

300

Release Date: March 9, 2007
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan
Synopsis: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians.
The Hype: Thanks to a special preview shown at Comic-Con, everyone is abuzz about just how intense and epic this ancient Spartan adventure will be, complete with comic-book stylized imagery.

30 Days of Night

Release Date: October 19, 2007
Director: David Slade
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George
Synopsis: After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
The Hype: A freaky vampire thriller coming from the new director behind the indie thriller Hard Candy and featuring Josh Hartnett - sounds… freaky!

American Gangster

Release Date: November 2, 2007
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington
Synopsis: A drug lord smuggles heroin into Harlem during the 1970s by hiding the stash inside the coffins of American soldiers returning from Vietnam.
The Hype: Russell Crowe is going to be fightin' it up - this time as a gangster! No wait, he's a detective, damn, our dreams haven't come true… Either way, this movie, supposedly directed by the legendary Ridley Scott, may rattle some cages during 2007.

Beowulf

Release Date: November 16, 2007
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson
Synopsis: The Scandinavian warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
The Hype: Zemeckis will bring this epic tale from ancient history to life; it's been yearning for a film adaption for years.

Blades of Glory

Release Date: March 30, 2007
Director: Josh Gordon / Will Speck
Starring: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Jenna Fischer
Synopsis: In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
The Hype: Napoleon and Ricky Bobby team up in an ice-skating comedy that looks to be one of the better comedies of 2007.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Release Date: August 3, 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Joan Allen
Synopsis: Bourne races to discover the final mysteries of his past while a government agent tries to track him down after a shootout in Moscow.
The Hype: The non-stop Jason Bourne adventure finally reaches a conclusion in what may yet be the best of the Bourne films.

Evan Almighty

Release Date: June 22, 2007
Director: Tom Shadyac
Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, John Michael Higgins
Synopsis: God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.
The Hype: The sequel to Bruce Almighty now boasts the hilarious Steve Carell who becomes a modern-day Noah and attempts to build his own ark - could that story line be any better of a comedic plot?!

Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer

Release Date: June 15, 2007
Director: Tim Story
Starring: Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Doug Jones
Synopsis: The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the power Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.
The Hype: Although the first one from 2004 was a flop, the great Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in Hellboy) is likely to play another famous comic book character: Silver Surfer. That alone may give this a chance at being the film that the first one wasn't.

Ghost Rider

Release Date: February 16, 2007
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda
Synopsis: Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.
The Hype: One of the great upcoming comic book adaptations in 2007 that will feature some incredible special effects and an amazing performance from Nic Cage. A film not to miss on its February release day!

The Giver

Release Date: 2007 (Unconfirmed)
Director: Vadim Perelman
Starring: Jeff Bridges
Synopsis: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
The Hype: A film adaptation of one of the most beloved books, The Giver, looks to be an intriguing film, directed by the same guy from House of Sand and Fog.

The Golden Compass

Release Date: December 7, 2007
Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards
Synopsis: In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
The Hype: Describe online as possibly the "new" Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass is an adaptation from a trilogy of fantasy books.

Grindhouse

Release Date: April 6, 2007
Director: Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan
Synopsis: Two 75 minute horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film features. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
The Hype: A QT/RR production with two 75 minute films packed into one full-on feature. The first, Planet Terror, a zombie film by Robert Rodriguez. The second, Death Proof, a slasher flick by Tarantino. Distributed in the grungy exploitation film style with dirty reels and fake trailers. Absolutely amazing!

Halo

Release Date: Delayed Until Further Notice
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring:
Synopsis: After they crash-land on an artificial ring-world called "Halo", a marine captain, his surviving marines, and a genetically-and-surgically-enhanced supersoldier called "Master Chief" must find out what the Covenant, the genocidal alien race they are at war with, are looking for on the ring.
The Hype: In coordination (not really) with the likely release of highly anticipated game Halo 3 on Xbox 360 in 2007, the film is sparking the interests of everyone who's ever played the game - which is just about everyone. Rumors have been rampant about Denzel Washington voicing Master Chief and about Peter Jackson directing, but nothing yet is official. UPDATE: Peter Jackson is producing and Halo will feature a directorial debut from award-winning shorts director Neill Blomkamp. It has been moved to summer of 2008, but I'll leave it on here anyway (but don't get confused).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Release Date: July 13, 2007
Director: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Imelda Staunton, George Harris, Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
The Hype: A new director this time around again, but that doesn't matter. This next installment in the Harry Potter series will, as always, bring out loads of fangirls (and maybe some fanboys) to cheer again as Harry fights off Voldemort. Another list topper for 2007 guaranteed.

Hot Fuzz

Release Date: April 13, 2007
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman
Synopsis: Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.
The Hype: The director of Shaun of the Dead and the stars of Shaun of the Dead come together again for the next great British comedy.

I Am Legend

Release Date: November 21, 2007
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Will Smith
Synopsis: The lone healthy survivor of a biological war faces off against a new breed of nocturnal mutants.
The Hype: Johnny Depp is rumored to play the head vampire in this upcoming vampire film from the director of Constantine.

The Kingdom

Release Date: April 20, 2007
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman
Synopsis: A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
The Hype: Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg is putting together what hopes to be a better Middle East based film starring a great selection of actors.

Knocked Up

Release Date: June 1, 2007
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
Synopsis: A young guy finds out he impregnated his one night stand.
The Hype: After the incredible success of 40 Year Old Virgin, director Judd Apatow returns to make his next comedy that has a plot that looks to be just as hilarious as 40 Year Old Virgin.

Live Free or Die Hard

Release Date: July 4, 2007
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Timothy Olyphant, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Synopsis: The heroic John McClane comes out of retirement to take down an Internet-based terrorist organization.
The Hype: Although the cheesy title might thwart some people, this really is the 4th Die Hard movie. Rumors have been flying around about casting, but there's no denying that another Die Hard is definitely going to blow up the theatres (again) in 2007.

Monkey's Paw

Release Date: Moved to 2008
Director:
Starring:
Synopsis: A man comes home with an artifact that is rumored to grant any wish… at a price.
The Hype: Although being created as more of a children's horror film, no one can forget the story of the Monkey's Paw from their years in grammar school. We've all "wished" for a true film adaptation to be made, and here it is (and at what cost?!).

Next

Release Date: September 28, 2007
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel
Synopsis: A man who can see into his own future has to avoid capture by a government organization and win the love of a woman who will be the mother of his child.
The Hype: Another Philip K. Dick adaptation (also A Scanner Darkly) that looks to be an incredibly interesting film with Nicolas Cage as the star.

Ocean's 13

Release Date: June 8, 2007
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Ellen Barkin
Synopsis: The continuing criminal exploits of Danny Ocean and his crew of crooks.
The Hype: The entourage cast returns again in what may be the final film in the incredibly successful trilogy of robbery films directed by the legendary Steven Soderbergh. Although Ocean's 12 didn't fare overly well, this third installment may be the perfect fit after the great first film and mildly entertaining second film.

Pathfinder

Release Date: April 27, 2007
Director: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means, Clancy Brown
Synopsis: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savoir in a fight against the Norsemen.
The Hype: After reports from Comic-Con and behind-the-scenes videos, this early 2007 movie may be the start to a great year of upcoming action flicks.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Release Date: May 25, 2007
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat
Synopsis: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
The Hype: Likely to be in the very top 3 films of 2007, this is the epic conclusion to the already fantastic adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. The second film ended in a cliffhanger and left everyone yelling for more, and At World's End will most likely be just as enticing as everyone wants it to be.

Priest

Release Date: Moved to 2008
Director: Andrew Douglas
Starring: Gerard Butler, Steven Strait
Synopsis: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
The Hype: The synopsis itselfs intrigues an eyebrow-raising interest into just what exactly Gerard Butler will be doing as a priest. Originally based on a Japanese comic and directed by the man behind The Amityville Horror, it may find hope.

Ratatouille

Release Date: June 29, 2007
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm
Synopsis: The story is of a rat named Ratatouille who lives in a upmarket Parisian restaurant run by an eccentric chef.
The Hype: Pixar has struck back in full force in almost less than a year's time since Cars was released. This time the adventure involves a rat in Paris and will hopefully have the heart that Pixar films (of past) have always had that make them so great.

Reno 911! Miami

Release Date: February 23, 2007
Director: Ben Garant
Starring: Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, Paul Rudd, Nick Swardson
Synopsis: A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break.
The Hype: The immensely successful and exceptionally funny Comedy Central TV series is making a debut on film in a movie version of the show, however stuck this time in Miami. Although a real trailer is yet unreleased, the trailer was shown at Comic-Con and parodies Miami Vice's trailer both in comedic presence and action.

Rush Hour 3

Release Date: August 10, 2007
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Vinnie Jones, Yvan Attel, Roselyn Sanchez, Yao Ming, Roman Polanski
Synopsis: While in Paris, Lee and Carter inadvertantly get mixed up with the Chinese Triad crew.
The Hype: Although not that many people are excited to see these films continue after Rush Hour 2, it doesn't mean that this third one won't be fully entertaining. I'd like to say that Brett Ratner has gained a little bit more respect after directing X-Men 3, but that depends on your own opinion.

Shrek 3

Release Date: May 18, 2007
Director: Raman Hui / Chris Miller
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake
Synopsis: When Fiona's dad dies Shrek is supposed to take the crown but Shrek doesn't want the responsibility. So Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss look for a new King. And so far King Arthur is the best they have.
The Hype: Shrek 2 remains one of the biggest openings for an animated film ever, and has enough of a great following behind it from adults and kids alike to possibly take a top spot in 2007. Either way, the movie will be a must-see that will last for months in the theatre - the same way Shrek 2 was.

The Simpsons Movie

Release Date: July 27, 2007
Director: David Silverman
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Synopsis:
The Hype: After 18 seasons, they've finally decided to make a feature length movie and release it in theatres. The Simpsons Movie is guaranteed to sweep the box office no matter what the storyline, all because of Homer's brilliant 17 year history of making us laugh.

Sin City 2

Release Date: 2007 (Unconfirmed - Casting Issues)
Director: Robert Rodriguez / Frank Miller
Starring: Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan
Synopsis: In the dark bowels of Sin City, Dwight plans to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy plans her vengeance against the Roarks for Hartigan's death.
The Hype: The first Sin City was a smashing success for fans of brutal action and comic books, and they've been cheering for another one since it's release day. Their dreams have come true and the Sin City excellence from Frank Miller will continue on in a second action-packed installment.

Slipstream

Release Date: 2007 (Unconfirmed)
Director: Anthony Hopkins
Starring: Christian Slater, Gena Rowlands, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Clarke Duncan, Camryn Manheim
Synopsis: Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and hbis own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.
The Hype: A late addition (to this list) written and directed by Anthony Hopkins surrounding an intriguing story that is largely based upon Hopkins's own thoughts about God, life, and death.

Smokin' Aces

Release Date: January 26, 2007
Director: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Berg
Synopsis: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel (Piven)decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
The Hype: After the high-intensity, non-stop action trailer was released online, the excitement surrounding this movie has increased quite a bit. Not only does it feature a pretty incredible cast, but it looks to just be incredible as is.

Spider-Man 3

Release Date: May 4, 2007
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard
Synopsis: A specimen from the moon gives Spider-man new powers and a black suit, while Spider-man must battle the new Green Goblin, Sandman, Venom, and other dangers.
The Hype: The single-handed most anticipated movie of 2007. I don't even need to explain why this movie alone is enough to make 2007 one of the best year's ever in movie history.

Stardust

Release Date: July 27, 2007
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Peter O'Toole
Synopsis: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
The Hype: From the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman comes this fantasy adventure. It has already gained a lot of hype from fans of Neil Gaiman and could be a sleeper hit.

Sunshine

Release Date: March 16, 2007 (Unconfirmed)
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis: 50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. A team of astronauts are sent to revive the Sun.
The Hype: A sci-fi thriller from the director of 28 Days Later that focuses more on the psychological horror / thriller side of the story than sci-fi elements. From a behind-the-scenes video put out by Danny himself, the movie will certainly captivate all of us and should be an interesting release.

Surf's Up

Release Date: June 8, 2007
Director: Ash Brannon / Chris Buck
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Jon Heder
Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.
The Hype: Another cute animated penguin film, but this time about penguins surfing and the life of one little penguin by the name of Cody Maverick. Nothing much has been publicly released, but from what they showed at Comic-Con, it may be better than Happy Feet.

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!

Transformers

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.

Zodiac

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.

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  • Oma
    Err, I don't know how to phrase this without sounding too arrogant. This sentence about Spiderman 3 enough to make 2007 one of the best year's ever in movie history is surreal. And I enjoyed both Spiderman I and II, they were fun but that's about it. Nevermind, somehow I envy you, you have an awful lot of great movies yet to watch.
  • Haha... Thanks... Orna? Interestingly, this article isn't about "me." I tried to keep it as objective as possible. It's simply just bringing up the big movies in 2007, and why they're big and why they'll (hopefully) make for an enjoyable year. As for Spider-Man 3, I'll admit that personally it is what I'm looking forward to the most out of anything. There's barely any details out of it yet except for one short teaser. However, I think I am not alone in saying that it probably has the most fans at this very moment... or is the most hyped in general (I mean, look here: http://movies.go.com/buzzbin?columnid=842414).
  • Eric B.
    Wait... I'm seeing sequel after sequel after comic book adaptation after vampire flick. Nothing in there showed me anything original or intriguing, except for Stardust. How is this in any way a great year for movies? It looks like I'll be looking for independent films this next year too...
  • Eric, you're one of the few (and I mean few) people out there who really just doesn't like mainstream films. A majority of the people out there at the very least are considerably excited for Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Shrek 3, or Transformers... and that's a guarantee. Just because you personally don't like "big blockbuster hits" doesn't mean that these movies won't be a great compliment to a fantastic year in 2007 that will most likely ALSO have great indies, documentaries, and original stories.
  • Matt
    I'm no theologist, but I'm pretty sure building an ark makes you a modern day Noah, not Moses...
  • WHOA, thanks Matt... Must've been out of my mind! Edited and fixed. :)
  • Matt
    No problem. While we're at it, in the entry for The Kingdom: Peter Berg didn't direct Collateral, Michael Mann did :)
  • Thanks Matt... Got it. 😉
  • stuart
    Eric B, if you're interested in Stardust, keep yourself open to Beowulf as well. Gaiman was involved in this project too.
  • Steve
    Is this a joke? (I'm really serious.) All these movies sound terrible.
  • tommyill
    I can't believe you forgot Snakes On A Plane II: Snakes on A Boat. The talk of the town is that Keanu Reeves may join the cast and bring some of that magic that we missed in Speed 2. Rumors are flying that Marty Scorcese, who we all remember directing the quirky Godfather series, may helm this monster. Also, as those lucky few who got to attend this years Comic-Con may already know, there is one very special movie coming that may make 2007 go down in history as the year film finally surpassed comic books as an art form. Yes, I am speaking about Hot Stuff: The Little Devil. Tom Cruise is in talks to play the lead, and may finally get all of our minds off Suri and couches! I fully agree with you, 2007 will be the best year for film ever, even surpassing 1998!
  • David
    Alex, it truly is a great list buddy Oma- while I respect your opinion- I totally disagree with your comment about spiderman. To the other guys who felt the need to comment about their lack of fondness for the upcoming flicks- I disagree entirely with you guys too. There is everything in here. Personally, I'm looking forward most to Spiderman (of course), There will be Blood, The Chronicles, and Beauwulf- mostly because they have a few of my favorite filmmakers: Fincher, PTA, and Zemeckis.
  • Mel Gibson
    Actually you missed another sequal, combining elements from both passions and Snakes on a Plane: Jews on a Plane. I'll be starring and directing.
  • Halo! Halo, Halo, Halo, I love Halo, Halo is the best game ever, and probably the best movie ever because its about Halo. HALO!
  • Plastique
    Where are The Simpsons in this list? Guess the whole damn world is looking forward to that...
  • Plastique
    Oops, guess my monitor was not turned on. The Simpsons are in tha house! 😀
  • Jay
    I'm missing Rambo IV.
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  • bryan
    It's all about the Simpsons Movie! hopefully they dont ruin what already works for them..
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  • brad
    holy crap I thought this year was full of movies I want to see, next year is gonna knock me off my feet!
  • Maff
    I am Definitley lookin forward for Hot Fuzz . I loved shaun of the dead and couldnt wait for some sort of sequel. Here it is. Excuse me for a min.... YAAAYY!!!!!!!!!
  • I mean, forget all of the great movies in years past, Spiderman 3 will make them all look like crap!
  • damir
    I am interesting what is happening with One missed call US remake of Japanese famous horror film ...they should be out in 2007 ??Many critics predicts this movie will popular as Ring was in 2002 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479968/
  • Arden
    Let's play "Count the Sequels"!
  • Justin
    So this list, topped by a sequel-to-a-sequel, is going to make 2007 the best year for movies... ever? Maybe if you're two years old and have no knowledge of movies prior to 2005. It's clear you're excited about the 2007 line-up, Alex, but hyperbole of that magnitude does not add to your credibility quotient.
  • In case you have missed the hundreds of comments on many other sites, including this one, about complainers and the fact that half of them are just a vocal minority compared to the real world selection of individuals. The point is that I'm not personally excited for _every single one_ but rather that this is meant for people in general to look at and, if they want, "pick and choose" what they are excited for. And the list has a great selection of some movies that MANY agree are considerably exciting. You are welcome to personally dislike some of these, however I implore you to look at the fact that the real majority of the movie-going population is considerably interested in a large number of these. I believe there is a reason that Spider-Man 3 will (most likely) make the most money at the box office in 2007, and it's not because it's crap, it's because there are MILLIONS of people who are excited for what may be the best installment in the Spider-Man series. (However, obviously, that is entirely up to personal opinion.)
  • Soficetica
    Uh yeah...Can you say Transformers? I think this will indeed be the biggest movie of 2007(or movie ever).
  • jay elliot
    they shoudl star the giver trailor out with jonas? and the little kid collapsed on that snowy? hill overlooking the new town.
  • Jake is so hot! Anybody know what his next film will be?
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  • Luke d
    HALO is the best game ever made if it was to be made into a movie it would most likely set a record. People as young as 13 to as old as 60 play halo everday it has become a part of there life. I Say they should make a Halo movie and if they did they would have my money. Hats of to the creaters of Halo
  • Carlo
    listen upe verybody nothing is ging to be better than 300 and Pathfinder
  • Evelyn
    I seriously agree, Spiderman 3 is going to be the biggest movie. I just saw the new trailer like a million times and even though they dont show Venom, its going to be kick ass. I heard somewhere that MJ dies in the end, which sucks but oh well, no harm to spidey..lets hope. Shrek 3 is gonna make big bucks but its going to get serious competition from the Simpsons. everyone is gonna go see that one. I cant wait till May 4!
  • taffy
    nah harry potter will blow the screens apart bringing in record braking amount fo money to the cinema i bet
  • piratesrule
    pirates 3 and spidey three are going to be great i am mainly looking forward to pirates because of the the last big battle. I heard it is going to be twice as long and 2 or 3 times as big as the first ones last battle
  • piratesrule
    you also forgot national treasure 2
  • piratesrule
    spiderman 3 will probably be eveybodys most anticipated movie because it has like 5 action sequences and also because venom will be in the last 2 fights
  • piratesrule
    i loved pirates 2, but eveybody who says the third one will be bad because it was made at pretty much the same time as the second one which a lot of people hated will suck, but all of the lord of the rings movies were mde at the same time and the third one was miles ahead as the first 2
  • piratesrule
    sorry i meant made
  • chuy
    what about The Hobbit. I heard it was going to be release in the winter of 2007
  • piratesrule
    that would be so cool if they made a hobbit movie
  • piratesrule
    does anybody want to debate with me that pirates of the caribbean 3 will be the best movie of 2007 I think it will be the best movie ever
  • piratesrule
    why doesnt anyone post
  • ha ha
    correction spiderman 3 and harry potter will without doubt be the best film in 2007!
  • piratesrule
    correction spidey and harry will be the second and third best movie of 2007 behind pirates of course
  • robert pounders
    looks like a great year...anyone hear of the incredible shrinking man being remade...oh if you need this movie including monolith monsters and tarantula there is box set sold only by best buy stores..it's got those and others and lists for under 20 dollars...happy new one...bob
  • Kaneda
    Im looking forward to "Golden Compass", as i found the book it was based on to be incredibley well written and an excellent example of modern fantasy literature. Unfortunately I fear that it may not do well financially as a result of the amount of fantasy movies based on books that have come out recently. Besides "Golden Compass" was in preproduction long before the suckfest that was Eragon was even concieved, so they arent jumping on the fantasy bandwagon. I look forward to Harry Potter 5 and Spiderman 3, but i am not incredibly excited. And i definitely doubt that Spidey 3 will be able to singlehandedly "make 2007 one of the best year's ever in movie history." It sounds to me that Alex Billington is just getting all fanboyish. As for the transformers movie i feel like there is no reason for a live action movie to be made or viewed other than the sake of nostalgia. It needs to get some damn good reviews to convince me to see it. Im personally looking forward to the live action adaptation of "Neon Genesis Evangelion", now theres a series with real depth.
  • Noah
    spider-man3 looks good but why do they put him in a black suit?
  • piratesrule
    how long will the climatic battle be in pirates 3
  • Richard
    Hi Every one, I am richard. I found this site very usefull and good because it provieds you with all the movie information that one requires so that we can plan time to watch them . Thanks & Regards, Richard
  • piratesrule
    does anybody think that there will be a spiderman 4 . Because indy 4 and jurassic park 4 are coming in 2008
  • Azreal
    Black suit is symbolic of the Venom storyline and 'a darker side of Spidey'. Are you retarded or do you not know anything about the movie or comics which its based on? 2007 looks pretty bleak in terms of films its wall to wall with sequels, comic book feature films and vampire flicks! And most of them done by actors who couldn't pay me to see a film of thiers. In particular Ocean's 13 and Bourne Ultimatum are going to be awful! Ocean's 12 was at best one of the worst films to hit the cinema in the last decade and Ocean's 13 i predict will be in the same vein. The Bourne Supremecy was the worst sequel i have ever seen, and unless the director goes back to the ideas used in the first film and considering the Supremecy was quite sucessful at cinemas due to a good first film i doubt he will. Having said that i am looking forward to Spiderman 3, Pirates 3 and FF2. FF2 will be worth watching for the apperance of the Silver Surfer alone!
  • Example
    I think 2007 will be a very good year for movies. Granted, many will be sequels, but I still think many will be worth seeing to see the END of the series. --The Golden Compass, I think, will be great. Those books were fantastic. --The Giver could be one of the best movies ever if done well. --Spiderman 3 is going to have 3 of the biggest villains from the Spiderman universe, not to mention one of them will be Venom. --The Monkey's Paw could be interesting because making a short-story into a full-length movie can be very difficult. --Harry Potter will be great. Those books and the movies made after them are as my brother once called them "mind candy." Very easy to read and watch but still exicting and with a plot. --We'll get to see the Silver Surfer and Galactus even if the movie they're in is not that great. * *Note: I didn't list these movies in the order in which I am looking forward to them. I probably didn't even list all the ones I'm really looking forward to.*
  • i think both Pirates 3 and Spider Man 3 will make 2007 the best year ever!
  • i think they should make a movie of Eldest (second Eragon book)
  • piratesrule
    make a list of your most anticipated movies of 2007
  • I did make a list! Right here - http://www.firstshowing.net/2006/12/30/top-15-films-to-look-out-for-pre-summer-2007-hype-list/ A full summer one will come nearer to summer... but for now, 300 is at the very top.
  • piratesrule
    not just pre-summer movies i meant
  • Ah... that'll come after I see 300... 300 is like a big brick wall in my mind. It's my most anticipated movie of the year - so once that comes out and I see it I can work on the remainder of movies. 😀
  • piratesrule
    does anybody know when the potc3 trailer comes out
  • Etean
    The Simpsons The Movie will be the best movie of 2007. I can't believe more people aren't talking about it! Shrek 3 & Spiderman 3 will be good too. But Epic Movie is going to be funny also. But nothing is going to beat The Simpsons Movie!
  • dizzy
    Whatz up. Do any of you guys think they will make a new "Guyver" movie. Personally, I think that would be sweet.
  • The Bucket List Director: Rob Reiner Cast: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/
  • paolo
    great lookin forward to harry potter, trnsfrmers, fantastic 4 and mny mre
  • Laurence
    I cant wait to see 300.. if you havent seen any trailers or heard about it check these out.. (i think u may need quicktime player) http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300/hd/
  • netdragon
    I saw the preview for a movie that will be coming out "Last of Memens" or something like that (I'm probably way off", about some children with special gifts but I can't find any sites about it. Does anyone know about it?
  • netdragon
    I figured it out... "The Last Mimzy" and of course the only place that mentions it is Wikipedia. For all of you that are like ??? wha the heck ???, I saw a preview for it when seeing Bridge To Teribithia, subsequently forgot the name of the movie in the preview and have been trying to figure it out.
  • You know, netdragon, The Last Mimzy is an interesting project. It's directed (and I think written) by the guy who founded New Line Cinema, so this is his "pet project." It's just wierd that it's PG and such an... almost uninteresting story. I want to see it and I hope it does well (if it is indeed good). I just fear PG movies that are made to fit that rating and make money with an audience and aren't naturally the story they wanted to tell or the movie they wanted to make. However, this guy started New Line, I think he may be a bit different... we'll see!
  • austin
    does anyone know anything about gladiator 2 or terminator 4?
  • Fred Nordley
    YO homeies!!...... i cant wait till hot , SEXY johny depp comes out againn in part3!!!!
  • Matt
    Man I'm so upset that you guys aren't looking forward to Rush Hour 3 as much as I am. Rush hour has that real life humor almost like no other movie. Also I'm not looking forward to spiderman 3. To me the Spiderman 2 was a waste of money.
  • Lex
    How about Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens, sounds really good!!!
  • omer
    hello this is one of the best movies info i've seen so far ...! well can't wait to see all those blockbusters... 😉
  • Dave
    This list made me more excited about 2007, but I can't help but think about Oscars 2008 and what a trainwreck it could be. Most of these movies seem like commercial successes but not really recieved very well. If Fantastic Four ends up winning an oscar i think I would have a heart attack.
  • james
    i cant wailt till the giver comes to theaters gonna see it first day same at pirates of the carribbean 3
  • Jinx
    Yes yes Alex talk about the MILLIONS who are pitching their Spidey tents and wearing their Spidey costumes weeks before the film release. The fact is that only a tiny percentage of films mentioned above appear mildly interesting while the rest just seem to be "sure things" for money making studios. I would have thought any serious movie forum/guide would look beyond the hype but oh well i guess im not part of the MILLIONS who who say what the most successful movies of the year are. Ever wonder why trash like Justin Timberlake and Jlo are constantly top of music charts..... I blame the MILLIONS there too
  • Alex, I don't normally visit your site but am looking for upcoming 2007 films I may have missed. I agree with you that 2007 is going to be a great year for movies, but I also agree with the commenter who said that this list is not exactly the reason why. Believe me, there are PLENTY of people who are increasingly disappointed with "mainstream movies" and who wait for something really special. I would add to your list at least the following: Into the Wild, The Kite Runner, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Man from London, American Pastoral, No Country for Old Men, Leatherheads, Goya's Ghosts, Reservation Road, Silk, The Golden Age, Charlie Wilson's War, Lions for Lambs, Across the Universe, Atonement, A Mighty Heart, Paris Je T'aime, Synecdoche NY and Ang Lee's next film, entitled Lust, Caution. These are the films I'm looking forward to, as well as a few on your list. Just wanted to let you know there are many, many others who are not really into the sequels, vampire movies and so on. You may not know about them because they don't read your blog. No hard feelings. Enjoy 2007!
  • Jazmynn V.
    I, for one am only looking forward to Ocean's 13. It seems incredibly sexy. Not to mention: The Giver.. ive read the book! Across The Universe.. seems interesting.. a feel good movie! Transformers.. oh definitely will top Spiderman 3 & The Simpsons movie.. are you kidding me? the whole world is. Rush Hour 3.. love it anywaySSS... other than that. everything looks dumb i will go see them but they will have to impress me. =] 300 was soooo good. I loved it.
  • jade
    i want to no if there is going to be a 4th x-men and when is it going to come out i love it and i am dreading to think that there is no more to come.
  • I must say that I was surprised to find this web page, but - - - Good Job.
  • crazy dude
    when are they going to make a terminator 4 cause they need to show what happens up to john conners death
  • breeza
    thenks,for this perffect site.i was looking for movies list and it made made me surprised. Breeza
  • Dave Lister
    All these movies do look great but i want to know what ever happened to Red Dwarf being made into a film??? I loved the series and was over the moon when i heard they were making the film.... but nothing has happened. Any body have any idea???
  • Rodi
    I am looking for the title of a movie that should've been released earlier in the year, possibly late '06. Don't have names, etc. But it dealt with the apocolypse (bible version). All the signs start to unfold in our time (IE: rivers-water turning into blood). Not a Tom Hanks or Keanu movie. Anyone have a title? Thanks, Rodi
  • i love movies..but this new movies really excite me...to death
  • Barbarian
    In retrospect: 10,000 B.C. - didn't appear. 28 Weeks Later - fine but no impact. 300 - hated by many (not flabby teenage geeks), loved by many (flabby teenage geeks). 30 Days of Night - never heard of it. American Gangster - great film unlike most of the films of 2007 (as will be discussed below). Beowulf - all hail the computer, rubbish film, good effects. If I wanted effects, I'd watch games. Blades of Glory - a shining star among current American comedies which makes it mediocre in the grand scale of things. The Bourne Ultimatum - excellent, as to be expected. Evan Almighty - absolute insulting religious tripe combined with Hollywood tripe. Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer - an abomination, as expected, as was the previous one. How could it turn out otherwise? Ghost Rider - makes FFII look good. Horrendous. The Giver - ? The Golden Compass - almost as bad as Stardust. Makes me thing wistfully of children's fantasy films of the 1980s. Willow was much better. Grindhouse - excellent films that prove that even Tarantino is too high-brow for modern viewers. Halo - delayed, thank God. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - how the hell could you be excited about this kid film? Hot Fuzz - Blades of Glory vs Hot Fuzz is like the American The Offfice vs Gervais' original. Only the British have a sense of humour. I Am Legend - I take that back, casting Will Smith in a vampire pic shows a sense of humour. Apart from that, quite tolerable. Except its a remake of a remake of a film based on a book. Charlton Heston died for this sin. The Kingdom - below the radar. Knocked Up - I died laughing not watching this. Live Free or Die Hard - ruined the previous Die Hard films which will now be tainted with CGI in my memory. I'm so glad that the pilot of the Raptor was shown safely parachuting down. Go USA! Ra Ra Ra Air Force! Monkey's Paw - delayed, thank God. Next - Nicolas Cage's career is going to hell thanks to films like this, Ghost Rider and National Treasure 2. Ocean's 13 - the cast had a blast making this. Me, I wished for the sweet release of death in the cinema. Not since Gigli has there been so much smarm on screen. That also had an Affleck. My solution, bomb the Afflecks. Pathfinder - obscene tripe. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End - proof that Depp can make even a Bruckheimer film passable. Though barely. Priest - what, when, who? Ratatouille - I swear I am never going to watch this. Reno 911! Miami - I'd rather watch Hot Fuzz in reverse while drowning than watch this again. Rush Hour 3 - I'd rather watch Reno 911! Miami in reverse while drowning than watch this (ever). Shrek 3 - Now the Shrek franchise has been ruined by a lack of attention to detail, patience, imagination and humour. The Simpsons Movie - die, die, die. Sin City 2 - I pray for this film not to suck. Slipstream - In the immortal words of He the Barbarian, he? Smokin’ Aces - A rip-off of Guy Richie, except in Vegas (or some gambling shithole I can't remember), which of course means the characters and actors were all coked up. Spider-Man 3 - Sam Raimi has been possessed by the Evil Dead, to torture the living with his bungling. Stardust - Gamien deserves death. Sunshine - The rainbow crew of Starship Benetton encounters Freddy Krueger after his trip in the Event Horizon. I felt my brain and soul dying much like the Sun. Surf's Up - what? There Will Be Blood - what x 2? TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - My childhood is again raped. My kid will be brought up on Slavic fairy tales. Transformers - Did I mention my childhood being raped? Well, it was raped again by GM and product placement. In the ass, as Arnold Schwarzenegger would say. Zodiac - Robert Downey Jr. is the cinematic Messiah, reborn on the altar of coke and heroin. I love him and want his babies. All films should be made with Depp, Downey and Bale and they should all be Batman.
  • Stomper
    Barbarian, in the immortal words of the internet: tits or gtfo. You clearly A. Have no sense of humor, or plain didn't even watch some of these movies (The Simpson's Movie was fun, no matter what you say, and I haven't met a single person who didn't enjoy Knocked Up at least a bit), and B. Don't like to overwork that brain of yours (loving movies like American Gangster, where the entire plot is spelled out in the fucking preview versus movies like The Golden Compass, which actually make you think about the plot). Seriously, could you be more of a bitter prick about everything please?
  • knocked up is the most unfunny waste of film ever. i wanted back the TIME i lost watching it, never mind exchanging money to be intellectually tortured like that.

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