Each year, Hollywood releases a plethora of movies across all the genres that you could possibly think of. In fact, many films are in production even as this article is being written.
The most successful of them are those films that win the title of the highest grossing film of the year, but predicting which film will be the most successful can be very tough as sometimes even those films with the smallest budgets, or unusual storylines can break records. So what can be expected in 2014?
This year we can hope to see many films that have great potential.
Robocop– The first film is Robocop or the remake of the original film that starred Schwarzenegger. The original film released in the 1980’s was a huge hit as director Paul Verhoeven had combine graphic violence, corporate satire and black comedy. While we cannot expect the remake to match the success of the original, we have to consider the track record of director Jose Padhila. He has directed films like Bus 174, Elite Squad and Enemy Within.
What remains to be seen is if Padhila can infuse the same amount of intensity and realism that he had done in Elite Squad into Robocop.
Noah- Another film that is expected to be big in 2014 is Noah, one of two biblical epics that will be released- the other being Exodus by Ridley Scott. Darren Aronofsky will be making his entry into big budget film making with Noah. He has also chosen a cast that features some big names like Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman. The film looks like it will be a big screen spectacular and if Aronofsky can get the right budget from his Paramount bosses, it will be very interesting to see what the man behind other successful films like Pi, The Fountain and Black Swan can do with a lot more spending money.
Big Eyes– Big Eyes, a film that builds upon Tim Burton’s 2012 film FrankenWeenie, is set to be big in 2014; Burton teams up with the writers of Ed Wood– Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander. Big Eyes will definitely stand out despite a very modest budget and stars Christophe Waltz. It is the story of Water Keane who was famous in the fifties and sixties for his paintings of children with big eyes. Only that– the paintings were made by his wife– played by Amy Adams.