20th Century Fox summer preview

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 19th, 2010

MARMADUKE


Opening Date: June 4
Cast: Owen Wilson as the voice of Marmaduke, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, and William H. Macy, plus the voices of: Steve Coogan, Sam Elliott, Fergie, George Lopez, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone, Kiefer Sutherland, and Marlon Wayans
Director: Tom Dey
Writers: Tim Rasmussen and Vince DiMeglio, based on the comic strip created by Brad Anderson and Phil Leeming
Official Synopsis: Marmaduke, the world’s most lovable Great Dane, leaps from comic strip fame (appearing in 600 newspapers in over 20 countries) to big screen stardom. In this family comedy event, the “Duke” is living large in Orange County, California.  But fitting in with his new four-legged friends – and a potential romantic interest -- isn’t always easy for a super-sized teenage dog.

THE A-TEAM

Opening Date: June 11
Cast: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, and Gerald McRaney
Director: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Skip Woods and Joe Carnahan & Brian Bloom (screenplay credit not yet final), based on the television series “The A-Team” created by Frank Lupo & Stephen J. Cannell
Official Synopsis: THE A-TEAM follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit.  Going “rogue,” they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. Liam Neeson (“Taken”), Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”), mixed martial arts champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and “District 9” sensation Sharlto Copley, are “The A-Team.”

KNIGHT AND DAY

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in KNIGHT AND DAYOpening Date: June 25
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Maggie Grace, and Marc Blucas
Director: James Mangold
Writers: Patrick O’Neill and James Mangold (screenplay); story by Patrick O’Neill (writing credit not final)
Official Synopsis: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this sexy action comedy, in which a chance encounter thrusts a woman and a charming but lethal operative into a series of adventures across the globe.   As if dodging assassins and uncovering world-changing secrets weren’t enough, she must now figure out if he is a good guy, a traitor – or just plain crazy.

PREDATORS

Opening Date: July 9
Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, and Laurence Fishburne
Director: Nimrod Antal
Writers: Alex Litvak & Michael Finch, based upon characters created by Jim Thomas & John Thomas
Official Synopsis: PREDATORS, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez, stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey.  With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.

RAMONA AND BEEZUS

Opening Date: July 23
Cast: Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, and Sandra Oh
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Writers: Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay (screenplay), based on the novels by Beverly Cleary
Official Synopsis: The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million…and counting) by Beverly Cleary.  Ramona’s vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes.  But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family’s home.

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