Friday, December 30, 2005

Studios Unveil 2006 Slates

The major studios have begun announcing their slates of releases for 2006, and they are full of science fiction, fantasy, supernatural thrillers and computer-animated movies. A rundown follows.

Paramount will offer the Tom Cruise sequel Mission: Impossible III, from director and Lost creator J.J. Abrams, on May 5; the computer-animated Barnyard, featuring the voices of Courteney Cox and Danny Glover, on Oct. 6; and the live-action and animated Charlotte's Web, starring Dakota Fanning, on Dec. 20.

Sony has the sequel Underworld: Evolution on Jan 20; Ultraviolet, a vampire thriller starring Milla Jovovich, on Feb. 24; Silent Hill, based on the video game, on April 21; Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code, based on the worldwide best-seller, on May 19; the Adam Sandler fantasy comedy Click on June 23; the computer-animated Monster House on July 21; The Return of Zoom, a comic-based superhero comedy starring Tim Allen, on Aug. 11; The Messengers, a supernatural thriller from the Pang brothers, on Aug. 18; the supernatural fantasy drama The Covenant on Sept. 8; the computer-animated Open Season, featuring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Debra Messing, on Sept. 29; the horror sequel The Grudge 2 on Oct. 20; the offbeat Will Ferrell comedy Stranger Than Fiction on Nov. 10; and the 21st James Bond movie, Casino Royale, which introduces Daniel Craig as 007, on Nov. 17.

Fox will unveil the Lindsay Lohan comedy Just My Luck on March 3; the computer-animated sequel film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown on March 31; the mermaid movie Aquamarine on April 14; Brett Ratner's X-Men 3 on May 26; the horror sequel The Omen 666 on June 6; Garfield 2 on June 23; My Super Ex-Girlfriend, a comedy starring Uma Thurman, on July 14; and the film version of the fantasy best-seller Eragon on Dec. 15. Also coming from Fox in 2006 is the Mike Judge satire Idiocracy and the vampire SF movie Perfect Creature.

Warner will offer up the Wachowski brothers' V for Vendetta on March 17; the Keanu Reeves romantic fantasy movie The Lake House on June 16; Bryan Singer's hotly anticipated Superman Returns on June 29; M. Night Shyamalan's next creepy fantasy film, Lady in the Water, on July 21; the computer-animated fantasy movie The Ant Bully on Aug. 4; the Nicole Kidman alien invasion story The Visiting on Aug. 11; Hilary Swank's supernatural thriller The Reaping in October; and the computer-animated Happy Feet, with a voice cast of dozens, on Nov. 17. Also on Warner's docket for 2006 is the Darren Aronofsky SF epic The Fountain.
Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel

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