2010 will be the year of sequels and remakes. From the latest Harry Potter to the highly anticipated Toy Story 3, 2010 will have it all, and this is The Linc’s non-stop guide to keep up with the crowd. Mark your calendars, as we look at the most promising films to grace the silver screen next year.
10. Iron Man 2
Due to be released at the end of April, this sequel is set six months after Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr returning to the role of Tony Stark. Iron Man received mixed reviews, but this is certainly worth a look.
9. The Lovely Bones
Based on the novel by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the latest film from director Peter Jackson. Susie Salmon is murdered and what follows is an emotional story of love and vengeance. Expect to see this film in cinemas from late January.
8. Tron: Legacy
The 1982 film Tron has something of a cult following so it’s not surprising that there’s now a sequel on the way. Tron: Legacy will see Jeff Bridges reprise his role as Kevin Flynn. The story sees Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Heldund (Four Brothers), enter the cyber world to find his father. Set to appear on a screens in December, this 3D spectacular is not to be missed. Nor are the light cycles.
7. The A-Team
Hannibal, Face, B.A and Murdock are back. That’s right, 2010 is bringing yet another 1980s classic. The A-team. Due for release in July, this action packed TV series is getting a Hollywood makeover. Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson; the much-awaited A-Team film is going to be one for all the family.
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
July will see the return of vampire fever. Eclipse is the third instalment of the popular Twilight Saga. Returning once again to the lives of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison), Eclipse centres on Bella’s decision- the vampire boyfriend of her dreams or close friend Jacob.
5. Robin Hood
Russell Crowe will be hitting the big screen in May to play the leading role in Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the Robin Hood tale. It’s set to be a big one, with Cate Blanchett playing the role of Lady Marion. Tipped to be the best Robin Hood depiction so far, this traditional story is sure to pull in the crowds.
4. Shrek Forever After
Shrek Forever After is the fourth instalment of the ogre-animated fun. Rumplestiltskin enters the fairy tale world this time and turns everything upside down. Shrek is sent to an alternate version of Far Far Away where he and
Fiona had never met, Donkey is surprisingly intellectual and Lord Farquaad is still alive. This guaranteed feel good is hitting cinemas in July.
3. Alice in Wonderland
The latest Tim Burton creation is an extension to the Lewis Carroll classic. Alice is 19 and returning to Wonderland on a journey of self discovery. The all star cast promises big things, and Tim Burton is bound to deliver. Released in March, Alice in Wonderland is also going to be available in 3D.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
This film obviously had to be in the top 10. One of the highest grossing film series in the world, the Harry Potter chain is always worth a watch. This film is a great for those who have read the books or not. The final Harry Potter has been split into two, ensuring that loose ends are tied up and giving fans what they want. Set for release in November.
1. Toy Story 3
In the latest instalment of the Pixar classic, Andy is all grown up and off to college, so the toys end up in a day care centre. While trying to escape and find a new home, Buzz is damaged and chaos ensues. Toy Story 3 is also set to be released in 3D making the animated fun even better. The July release is prime time for a feel good film and it’s a guaranteed hit for young and old.