2009 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW: SONY PICTURES / SCREEN GEMS / COLUMBIA

Leading up until the New Year we’ve got our annual round-up of the best and worst films, along with preview pieces for all films coming in 2009. Beyond the break you can check out the 2009 Horror Movie Preview for Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Columbia Pictures. Watch here for previews of Lionsgate, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, 20th Century Fox and various others. What films are you looking forward to the most from Sony’s line-up?

–SONY PICTURES 2009 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW–

WARNER BROS. / SONY PICTURES / LIONSGATE / PARAMOUNT /
20TH CENTURY FOX / UNIVERSAL / DIMENSION (MGM) / VARIOUS

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Dates Subject to Change

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (January 23; Screen Gems)


UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.

Obsessed (April 24; Screen Gems)


Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?

Zombieland (October 9; Columbia Pictures)


The film centers on the most frightened guy on Earth who leads a motley crew of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Title refers to an old funeral home that is turned into a morbid attraction called Zombieland.

The Stepfather (October 16; Screen Gems)


Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?

2012 (July 10; Columbia Pictures)


Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. 2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

Vinyan (No Date Available; Sony Pictures)


Still not having accepted the loss of their son in a tsunami disaster, Janet and Paul Behlmer are back in Bangkok. Hanging on to the fact that his body has never been discovered, Janet desperately clings to the idea that pirates might have kidnapped their kid in the confusion that followed the catastrophe. Looking for someone to guide them in the Thai underworld, they bribe their way to a mysterious Mr. Gao, who takes them to Ranong, where a mercenary supplies them with a boat and crew to explore the pirate-infested shores of Burma. Slowly, they will lose themselves into a strange child-infested jungle and to their inner demons.

Malice In Wonderland (Sunderland) (No Date Available; Sony Pictures)


Jayson Rothwell’s script has Alice re-imagined as an American student who is hit by a London taxi and finds herself disoriented in Sunderland, where she has to navigate a macabre underworld of characters.