Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cosmopolis, On The Road & SWATH make the 'TheFilmStage: 145 Most-Anticipated Films of 2012' list

20. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg; TBA)

Synopsis: Follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan.

Why You Should Look Forward To It: Although the films he has made in the 21st Century are not quite as wildly eccentric as his earlier ones were, David Cronenberg still inserts a sense that nothing is at it seems and brings the twists and turns along the way that make his work so intense and intriguing. With Cosmopolis, the opportunity for paranoia is too good to pass up. His decision to make Robert Pattinson the star bewildered some, but I have faith in his decisions. Expect the unexpected. – Jack C.

67. On The Road (Walter Salles; TBA)

Synopsis: A young man sets out to travel the roads and railways of America.

Why You Should Look Forward To It: Here’s hoping Walter Salles’ next is more The Motorcycle Diaries than Dark Water, the how-did-this-finally-get-made adaptation of the Jack Kerouac road novel. With Francis Ford Coppola producing and a young, talented cast (Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart) leading the way, this could make Beat-wannabes dreams come true. – Dan M.

100. Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders; June 1st)

Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Why You Should Look Forward To It: Kristen Stewart looks to leave passive lip-chewer Bella behind, taking on the re-imagined role of Snow White in commercial director Rupert Sanders’ film debut. Here Snow White is armor-clad, trained by a burly huntsman to wage war against an Evil Queen who wants her dead. With a visually-striking trailer, this Snow White tale is garnering better buzz than Mirror Mirror, and boasts a cast that includes the always-incredible Charlize Theron, playing the beautiful-but-vile queen, Thor’s Chris Hemsworth as Snow White’s sneering mentor, and a crew of masterful character actors (Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Ray Winstone and Toby Jones) scaled down to dwarves with the help of some serious CGI. – Kristy P.
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