Warner Bros has released its 2011 schedule already, in case you’re interested in perusing their fifteen picks.
Unknown White Male – January 7, 2011: Liam Neeson wakes up from a coma to discover someone has stolen his identity.
The Factory – no longer scheduled for January 28, 2011: John Cusack stars as a cop in a crime thriller about a serial killer on the streets of Buffalo, New York. I’m surprised this is off the schedule because it was set for the same final weekend in January like 2009′s Taken or 2010′s Edge of Darkness, both about fighting for their daughters.
The Rite – January 28, 2011: Instead, WB has scheduled this film about exorcisms starring Anthony Hopkins.
Hall Pass – February 25, 2011: A comedy about two couples given a “pass” to engage in an extramarital affair. It’s a star-studded movie including Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Richard Jenkins, and the lovely Jenna Fischer of “The Office.”
Born to Be Wild – April 8, 2011: A nature documentary intended for IMAX screens. I guess WB got tired of Disney picking up the easy Earth Day money.
The Hangover 2 – May 26, 2011: Already announced for their summer slate. The original cast and crew are returning.
Green Lantern – June 17, 2011: Ryan Reynolds stars as the DC Comics hero.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II – July 15, 2011: The eighth and final Harry Potter movie.
Horrible Bosses – July 29, 2011: An ensemble comedy with a helluva cast coming together. Three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, “SNL” star Jason Sudekis) conspire to kill their bosses (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell). The best part is Jamie Foxx may be playing a con artist named Motherfucker Jones.
Late Bloomer – August 12, 2011: Your obligatory man-child movie of late summer. It’s about a man who recovers from a tumor pressing on his pituitary gland and goes through puberty at the age of 27.
Final Destination 5 – August 26, 2011: A fifth horror movie using the same Rube Goldberg death devices to depict how fate catches up to the characters. Of course, it will be in 3D.
The Apparition – September 9, 2011: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse actress Ashley Greene stars in a ghost story with Sebastian Stan. It seems like a Paranormal Activity rip-off to me.
Journey to the Center of the Earth 2 (3D) – September 25, 2011: They announced this, but they’re not even sure if Brendan Fraser will be back. Judging from the non-summer release, I doubt it.
Contagion (3D) – October 25, 2011: Steven Soderbergh’s thriller about an infectious virus. Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne to star. Wow, they’re really looking to crush Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 and Lionsgate’s Saw VII.
New Year’s Eve – December 9, 2011: Why is a movie about the last day in December is opening at the start of the month? Because it will star a ridiculous number of recognizable Hollywood actors, just like the hit rom-com Valentine’s Day. If this one works, they’ll keep churning out these holiday favorites because its easy to sign someone like Julia Roberts for 2 days of work.