2008 Photo Gallery Updates: The Dark Knight, Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and More!

The year we make contact with Uwe Boll.

Most of the critics associations have spoken, the Golden Globes will announce their nominees in two days, and another year draws to a close. But enough about 2007. We're eagerly wondering, "Will 2008 be as much fun?" Though the magic and wizardry of the electronic press kit, let us journey into the future and peek at what the major studios are up to for the upcoming months.


Click on each image for hi-res versions and galleries.

We know now grimy digital cameras and monsters from the Atlantic can make for compelling trailer cinema, but will that be enough to sustain a feature-length movie? We'll find out January 18 when Paramount unleashes Cloverfield.

They've got the munchies...for adventure! BFFs Harold and Kumar return April 25 for another dazed and confused romp in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, this time getting sidetracked during a totally innocent trip to Amsterdam.

The first trailer and handful of Speed Racer production stills are out, and fanboy reaction so far has been passionately divided. Exactly how the mischievous Wachowskis would like it, we're sure. Speed Racer will hit the multiplex circuit on May 9.

Sometimes the Batmobile (especially Batman Begins' armored Frankenstein-on-wheels) just can't weave through Gotham City traffic fast enough. That's when you call up the Batpod. It'll probably get some nifty chase scenes in The Dark Knight, in theaters July 18.

America's busiest A-list director, Ridley Scott, makes his 2008 mark with, um, Untitled Ridley Scott Thriller. Already widely known by its production title, Body of Lies, the film will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, and Carice von Houten.

Of course, let's not forget that wonderful medium almost as old as cinema itself: the movie poster! Our personal picks for the best 2008 posters so far:

   

These posters are for Funny Games (Feb. 15), One Missed Call (Jan. 4), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22).

Comments

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

Funny games was an awful pseudo-artys foreign film, and American audiences will stay away from it in droves. Interesting poster, but sure as hell makes me not want to see a movie. LOOK! Let's see a movie of unknown grief.

Dec 11 - 05:16 PM

Young Turk

Joe Massino

The Speed Racer trailer, confirms that the movie is going to suck, it looks like a bunch of toy cars flying around an old NES game with the color saturation turned up all the way. Terrible.

Dec 11 - 06:35 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

sorry, Young Turk but i have to completely disagree with you... I

thought the speed racer looked terrific to me. hey, this movie isn't some nascar or

indy car sports flick, its fantasy and fun action flick thats it. its kinda like

transformers but with a story this time;) Still, I think seriously, you should have a

little more faith in the Wachowskis brothers and this trailer truly has me excited.

If anything else, don't you want to see a movie with a terrified monkey and boy in a

trunk going 190 mph in loop da loops and suddenely jumping with those automatic jacks

or button "A" for the fans out there;) Go Speed in 08:)

Dec 11 - 07:29 PM

Poor_Frisco

Christian Estabrook

Interesting. When i was at the cinemas last week i pointed out how laughably terrible the One Missed Call poster was... to each his own i guess

Dec 11 - 06:47 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

sorry, Young Turk but i have to completely disagree with you... I

thought the speed racer looked terrific to me. hey, this movie isn't some nascar or

indy car sports flick, its fantasy and fun action flick thats it. its kinda like

transformers but with a story this time;) Still, I think seriously, you should have a

little more faith in the Wachowskis brothers and this trailer truly has me excited.

If anything else, don't you want to see a movie with a terrified monkey and boy in a

trunk going 190 mph in loop da loops and suddenely jumping with those automatic jacks

or button "A" for the fans out there;) Go Speed in 08:)

Dec 11 - 07:29 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

And before i go i can't forgot to talk about my favorite white castle

loving, cheeta riding, weed smoking dynamic duo of Harold AND Kumar returning to the

big screens!! Hey it was surely a memorable movie, if not great, and seeing what happens

with 'roldy and his quest to find his beloved Maria in Amsterdam! and now they are

going to get stranded in Guantanamo Bay, oh boy dude, they're going need a whole lot of

weed to escape this fine mess they got themselves into. Why do i have feeling Neil

Patrick Harris has something to do with this;) damn doogie howser!! those who know the

movie, know what sort of douchebag he can be;) Oh and the BATpod looks SWeeeeeeTt! I

can't wait to see Nolan's ideal version of the Batplane, still i can't see how he

can improve the previous film's bat jet, those were pretty awesome but hey i believe in

nolan.

Dec 11 - 07:39 PM

Now it's dark

Kirby K

Holy crap the Speed Racer looks bad. Matrix 2 bad.

Dec 11 - 10:11 PM

the_don_of_yreka

Francisco "Kiko" Gomez

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and The Dark Knight will make my list as the moives to see of 08. i will be line for the both of them. im holdong my breath for Speed Racer. i dont know how faithful the Wachowskis will be to the cartoon and revinvent it for a younger crowd. only time will tell.

Dec 12 - 10:45 AM

Ratchetcomand

Miki Phippi

I love the Indiana Jones poster.

Dec 12 - 03:29 PM

Ratchetcomand

Miki Phippi

I love the Indiana Jones poster.

Dec 12 - 03:32 PM

Gilles

Gilles van Leeuwen

It's Carice VAN Houten with an "a" not an "o".. she's dutch not german.

Dec 19 - 09:09 AM

ZeIceAge

Neal Hassler

Call me a sinner, but I'm friggin' psyched for Speed Racer. "Not faithful to the cartoon"? Have you ever WATCHED the cartoon? And the Harold and Kumar sequel just looks loltacular.

Dec 25 - 06:58 PM

Willy105

William Figueroa

Speed Racer will be amazing.

Just look at the trailer!

Feb 25 - 11:59 AM

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