Twentieth Century Fox has been the bane of all of our horror existences as they’re responsible for delivering more than a decade of absolute crap. Every new franchise, remake or sequel was beyond mediocre as they all transcended into the landfill of forgotten films.
Things changed in 2011 as word behind the scenes was that top executives (such as co-chairman and CEO Tom Rothman) finally started to leave the filmmakers alone to deliver the kind of films they wanted to make. The result was two incredible summer blockbusters: X-Men: First Class and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Now that the dust has settled, and the studio has proven they can deliver quality films, looking ahead to 2012 is filled with excitement. Will Ridley Scott deliver with his Alien prequel, Prometheus, or will Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter be as insane and exciting as the novella?
This is how we wanted to kick off our 2012 preview pieces, with pure and utter excitement!
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Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Seth Grahame-Smith’s revision of a Jane Austen classic blew readers’ minds and became an instant national bestseller. Now, he tackles our greatest president… When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln. Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln’s life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don’t know Abe. Honest.
In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Mr. McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.