Let’s take a look at what’s in store from Screen Gems/TriStar Pictures in the year ahead. Let’s see how they compare to TriStar’s very first picture released in 1984, The Natural, starring Robert Redford. More horror, less baseball.
March 15, 2013; Suspense Thriller
When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Screenplay by: Richard D’Ovidio
Story by: Richard D’Ovidio & Nicole D’Ovidio & Jon Bokenkamp
Produced by: Jeff Graup, Michael J. Luisi, Robert L. Stein, Michael A. Helfant, Bradley Gallo
Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli
April 12, 2013; Horror
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Screenplay by: Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues
Produced by: Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell
Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
August 23, 2013; Fantasy-Action
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Screenplay by: Jessica Postigo Paquette
Based on the novel by: Cassandra Clare
Produced by: Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody
Executive Producers: Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Martin Moszkowicz
Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
September 13, 2013; Drama
Battle of the Year is the Olympics of break dancing, a tournament held every year that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul and former B-Boy Dante (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship basketball coach, to coach his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a Dream Team of all the best b-boys across the country. With only three months until Battle of the Year, Blake has to use every tactic he knows to get twelve talented individuals to come together as a team if they’re going to bring the Trophy back to America where it started. Inspired by the actual world championship held yearly in France.
Directed by: Benson Lee
Written by: Brin Hill and Chris Parker
Produced by: Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, Amy Lo
Executive Producers: Will Packer, Glenn S. Gainor, Rich + Tone Talauega
Cast: Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown
October 18, 2013; Horror / Thriller
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Screenplay by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Based upon the novel by: Stephen King
Produced by: Kevin Misher
Executive Producer: J. Miles Dale
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Julianne Moore