Universal Pictures and Rogue Pictures 2010 Sneak Preview

A look at upcoming films such as 'The Wolfman', 'MacGruber', 'Robin Hood', and many more!

Universal Pictures and their subsidiary Rogue Pictures have unveiled a sneak peak look at their upcoming 2010 release slate. The films include Leap Year, The Wolfman, Green Zone, Repo Men, MacGruber, Robin Hood, Despicable Me, Meet the Fockers Sequel, Your Highness, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

Leap Year

Leap Year - January 8th

Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star in Leap Year, a romantic comedy that follows one woman's determined quest to get married to the perfect guy...despite what fate has in store for her. When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

Wolfman

The Wolfman - February 12th

Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate. As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself...one he never imagined existed. Joe Johnston directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.

Green Zone

Green Zone - March 12th

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Zone, a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences. During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

Repo Men

Repo Men - April 2nd

In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property...with no concern for your comfort or survival. Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. When he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement...as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker), to track him down. Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run.

MacGruber

MacGruber - April 23rd

Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings {TVahkffhhBv9da||Saturday Night Live's clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber. In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he's the only one tough enough for the job. Assembling an elite team of experts--Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)--MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood - May 14th

Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Despicable Me

Despicable Me - July 9th

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's (second) greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Meet the Fockers Sequel

Meet the Fockers Sequel - July 30th

Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Owen Wilson will reprise their roles in this follow-up to the classic comedy. The new film will revolve around the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Focker.

Your Highness

Your Highness - October 1st

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world--Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)--an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own--the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - TBA 2010

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker's quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass--and now is back in town--to the teenage distraction he's trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past--from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang - TBA 2010

In Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world. In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Leap Year was released January 8th, 2010 and stars Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Noel O'Donovan, Tony Rohr, Pat Laffan, Alan Devlin. The film is directed by Anand Tucker.

The Wolfman was released February 12th, 2010 and stars Simon Merrells, Gemma Whelan, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Mario Marin-Borquez, Asa Butterfield, Cristina Contes, Anthony Hopkins. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

Green Zone was released March 12th, 2010 and stars Yigal Naor, Said Faraj, Faycal Attougui, Aymen Hamdouchi, Matt Damon, Nicoye Banks, Jerry Della Salla, Sean Huze. The film is directed by Paul Greengrass.

Repo Men was released March 19th, 2010 and stars Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten, Chandler Canterbury, Joe Pingue, Liza Lapira. The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

MacGruber was released May 21st, 2010 and stars Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Maya Rudolph, Rhys Coiro, Andy Mackenzie. The film is directed by Jorma Taccone.

Robin Hood was released May 14th, 2010 and stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

Despicable Me was released July 9th, 2010 and stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier. The film is directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud.

Little Fockers was released December 22nd, 2010 and stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Keitel, Laura Dern. The film is directed by Paul Weitz.

Your Highness was released April 8th, 2011 and stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker, Natalie Portman, Toby Jones, Justin Theroux, Zooey Deschanel, Charles Dance. The film is directed by David Gordon Green.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World was released August 13th, 2010 and stars Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza. The film is directed by Edgar Wright.

Nanny McPhee Returns was released August 20th, 2010 and stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Oscar Steer, Asa Butterfield, Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Daniel Mays, Rhys Ifans. The film is directed by Susanna White.



Sources: Universal Pictures

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Comments (17)

  1. Illuminati

    curious about WOLFMAN, will give it a chance. ROBIN HOOD is a must see, GREEN ZONE should pack a punch. the rest not my forte, especially LITTLE FOCKERS!

    5 years agoby @illuminatiFlag

  2. Chad Vital

    Whoa I thought that was Josh Holloway in that MacGruber pic lol. My eyes played a trick on me. Anyway, couple good ones here, I think the Highness one is gonna be funny, and of course the films you guys already listed below.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  3. Frolicinthewoods91

    Little Fockers, Green Zone, and Robin Hood are definite movies to see.

    5 years agoby @frolicinthewoods91Flag

  4. Filmbuff

    Definitely checking out Green Zone, Wolfman, Robin Hood and Little Fockers!

    5 years agoby @i-know-kungfuFlag

  5. the Narrator

    Green Zone, Wolfman, Little Fockers, and Scott Pilgrim VS. The World. Maybe Repo Men too.

    Wondering when WB will release their lineup.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. Err

    yeah theres a couple movies in this list that i would totally check out.
    especially repo men which for some reason just seems like a fun movie to me, esp. given the cast.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  7. The Kwisatz Haderach

    Decent line up, Ill skip Leap Year and Nanny McPhee

    5 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  8. ed_wood

    No to Nanny McPhee and Leap Year. I'll see all the rest.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  9. Cripple

    Looking forward to all of these except leap year and nanny mcphee.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  10. CBF

    The only ones that seem good are Green Zone, Robin Hood and Little Fockers.

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  11. LuxoIII

    YES!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WOLFMAN!!!! since when was "Meet the Fockers" a comedy classic?

    5 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  12. GK

    The Wolfman, Green Zone, and Robin Hood.

    5 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  13. Dark enV

    The Wolfman, Robin Hood, and Little Fockers for me

    5 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  14. Remy72883

    Green Zone, The Wolf Man,Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and maybe meet the fockers

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  15. Johnnyblaze09

    Universal Pictures, the adventure master.

    5 years agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  16. JaysonB190

    MacGruber, The Wolf Man, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and Desp*cable Me.

    5 years agoby @jaysonb190Flag

  17. Timmy

    Robin Hood, MacGrubber and Green Zone. Thats's all.

    5 years agoby @timmyFlag