(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
Want to see whose faces will be on the big screen over the next few months? Well, look no further. A series of new photographs have been released online this week for a number of upcoming films, including:
1. Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
This is the first instalment to Stieg Larsson’s ‘Milennium’ trilogy, which was primarily released in Swedish in 2009. Mara plays the gothic computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, alongside Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who has been asked to help uncover the truth about a woman who has been missing for forty years. This is where Blomkvist meets Salander, and we start to discover the disturbing truth about her past as well.
The Swedish adaptations of Larsson’s novel were very dark, but at the same time were incredible with the amazing storyline behind it, especially in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you’re a fan of the books and/or of Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish adaptations then this is a must. However, if you are new to the series of stories then December 26th is when you should get stuck in.
2. Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in Like Crazy.
Like Crazy is about a couple, Jacob (Yelchin) and Anna (Jones), who are thrown into a long-distant relationship after Anna is turned away by customs officials and unable to return home. This is one for the girls, a heart-breaking rom-com to drag your boyfriends along to. The film also won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 27th Sundance Film Festival.
3. Kermit the Frog and friends in the latest The Muppets film.
Here’s one for all audiences. This is the first Muppets film in 15 years since Muppets Treasure Island in 1996. Starring funny man Jason Segel, who also co-wrote the film, and ‘enchanting’ Amy Adams, the two must raise $10 million to save the Muppet Theater from being demolished. The film will also include several classic Muppet songs, as well as a selection of new songs.
We’ve seen Segal in action with muppets with his Dracula show in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so we know this is going to be good.
4. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
This is the first part to the final instalment to the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga novels, and whether you’ve seen the previous films or not, you’re bound to have a solid opinion already.
If you’re in the majority and not a fan of “R-Patz” (Robert Pattinson, as he likes to be known) and Kristen Stewart in this vampire/werewolf/human love-triangle, then I’d stay well away. With babies and marriage as the dominating part of the storyline, this is the most love-struck instalment yet.
For the rest of us, that’s either the ‘Twi-hards’ or people like myself who consider Twilight as a guilty pleasure, we’ll either watch it to see the two live happily ever after (kind of) or out of pure curiosity to see how they continue to destroy the story from Meyer’s novels.