Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have released a preview of their upcoming 2011 release slate for movies opening between January and December. The upcoming movies include: No Strings Attached, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Rango, Thor, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America: The First Avenger, Footloose, Paranormal Activity 3, Puss in Boots, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
No Strings Attached - January 21
In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The questions become - Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - February 11
"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin Bieber from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D.
Rango - March 4
From the director of "Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl" comes Rango, featuring Johnny Depp in an original animated comedy-adventure that takes moviegoers for a hilarious and heartfelt walk in the Wild West. The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango (Johnny Depp), a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt . . . until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. With a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Nighy, Rango is an exciting new twist on the classic Western legend of the outsider who saves a town - and himself in the process.
Thor - May 6
The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom - May 26
In "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom", Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
Super 8 - June 10
A mysterious, supernatural event from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - July 1
The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There's new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime "Transformers" character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.
Captain America: The First Avenger - July 22
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the 'Super-Soldier Serum' and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.
Footloose - October 14
Writer/Director Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," " Black Snake Moan ") delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, " Footloose." Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.
Paranormal Activity 3 - October 21
The third installment of the popular horror franchise created by producer Oren Peli will once again terrify audiences across the country just in time for Halloween.
Puss in Boots - November 4
Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol - December 16
" Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol," the new film in the series which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide, will feature locations in Dubai, Moscow, Prague and Vancouver. The filmmakers have assembled a talented production team including Academy Award®-winning director of photography ("There Will Be Blood "), production designer ("Good Night, And Good Luck. "), costume designer Michael Kaplan ("Star Trek "), Academy Award®-winning editor Paul Hirsch ("Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope ") and visual effects producer Tom C. Peitzman ("Alice in Wonderland "). Director Brad Bird wrote and directed " The Incredibles," which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. More recently, Brad Bird received both a Golden Globe and his second Oscar for Best Animated Feature with " Ratatouille."
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - December 23
"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn" is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name " Hergé " and is due for release in 2011. The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
No Strings Attached was released January 21st, 2011 and stars Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell, Olivia Thirlby, Ludacris. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never was released February 11th, 2011 and stars Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Ludacris, Jaden Smith, Usher Raymond, Diane Dale. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu.
Rango was released March 4th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.
Thor was released May 6th, 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Kung Fu Panda 2 was released May 26th, 2011 and stars Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Lucy Liu, James Hong, Gary Oldman. The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Super 8 was released June 10th, 2011 and stars Joel Courtney, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.
Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.
Footloose was released October 14th, 2011 and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Miles Teller, Ray McKinnon, Patrick Flueger, Kim Dickens. The film is directed by Craig Brewer.
Paranormal Activity 3 was released October 21st, 2011 and stars Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Lauren Bittner, Chloe Csengery, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Jessica Brown, Brian Boland, Dustin Ingram. The film is directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman.
Puss in Boots was released October 28th, 2011 and stars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Constance Marie, Guillermo del Toro, Rich Dietl. The film is directed by Chris Miller.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was released December 21st, 2011 and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Ivan Shvedoff. The film is directed by Brad Bird.
The Adventures of Tintin was released December 21st, 2011 and stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Cary Elwes, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost, Tony Curran, Sebastian Roché. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.