We had a tough time getting excited about many of the films released in 2012. Apparently, many of you felt the same way. The amount of action, adventure and Sci-fi films releasing in 2013 is just enormous compared to 2012. There will be plenty of superheros flying around next year with some visually extraordinary CGI works. We have already seen 10 Most Anticipated Action Adventure Movies of 2013.
To add further to this genre we thought of producing another set of upcoming action adventure films that will be hitting the theaters next year. Watch latest trailers and enjoy every bit of excitement it offers.
1. Oblivion (2013)
As the film’s tagline says, “Earth is a memory worth fighting for.”
Universal Pictures’s “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. It is a science fiction thriller film based on the Radical Comics graphic novel of the same name by “Torn: Legacy (2010)” Joseph Kosinski and directed and co-produced by Joseph Kosinski. Filming was done using Sony’s newly-developed special CineAlta F65 camera. The film focuses on a veteran soldier who is sent to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
The visually-stylish trailer, released via Apple Trailers, the set-up seems slightly similar to M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth” with a hostile planet that humanity has been abandoned. Watch Trailer
2. After Earth (2013)
Columbia Pictures’s “After Earth” starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoë Kravitz and Kristofer Hivju. The film is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. His previous film “The Last Airbender (2010)” was a notable box office failure. The first feature film shot using Sony F65 digital camera, as well as M. Night Shyamalan’s first digital film.
The trailer for “After Earth” has finally been released worldwide. Once again Will Smith joins with his young son Jaden as a father and son fighting the realities of life. The official trailer sequences explains that the pair’s flight vehicle is damaged while traversing the universe causing them to crash land on Earth, that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier. As Cypher (Will Smith) is injured at the craft, Kitai (Jaden Smith) is forced to navigate the alien land to save them both. Sounds interesting? It looks it too. Watch trailer
3. Pacific Rim (2013)
Warner Bros. Pictures’s “Pacific Rim” is a much awaited science fiction action film directed by “Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)” Guillermo del Toro based on a screenplay by Travis Beacham. The film starring Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day,Ron Perlman and Diego Klattenhoff. Tom Cruise was considered for a role, but in the end, Idris Elba was cast.
The film revolves around a world where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against giant sea monsters who have mysteriously risen from beneath the ocean. The film will be an homage to Japanese giant monster films, known as “Kaiju” worldwide. Del Toro has said the film will be “a beautiful poem to giant monsters”. The film will be released in IMAX 3-D. Watch Trailer
4. Ender’s Game (2013)
Lionsgate’s Ender’s Game starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin and, directed and written by Gavin Hood. It is a action-science fiction film based n the multi-award winning novel Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card. After a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Trailer Coming Soon
5. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is an upcoming action adventure fantasy film based on the 2007 bestselling young-adult fantasy trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Directed by Harald Zwart, it stars Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jemima West, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan.
The film follows a teenager Clary Fray, who learns she is a descendent of clandestine order of half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters who protect the world from demons. Clary joins forces with fellow Shadowhunters Jace Weyland and siblings Alec and Isabelle Lightwood on a quest to rescue her mother from the evil Shadowhunter Valentine. Not to worry, the first trailer for the film doesn’t really reveal much about the story line, instead focusing on the film’s action, while dropping the word “demon” a couple times. Watch Trailer
6. Mad Max: Fury Road (2013)
Warner Bros. Pictures’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult and, co-written and directed by George Miller. This is the fourth film of Miller’s Mad Max franchise. It will be the first film of the franchise to not feature Mel Gibson as Mad Max, with British actor Tom Hardy replacing him due to Gibson’s age. This is the second Mad Max film featuring Hugh Keays-Byrne. He played the villain Toecutter in Mad Max. After a series of good performances from Tom Hardy in recent times has definitely raises expectation. Trailer Coming Soon
7. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Warner Bros. Pictures’s “Jack the Giant Slayer” is an upcoming action-fantasy-adventure film based on the fairy tale of the same name. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor with a screenplay written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. The film tells the story of Jack, a young farmhand who must rescue a princess from a race of giants after inadvertently opening a gateway to their world. A modern day fairy tale with superlative special effects although to be honest it looks a bit like a mish mash with visual elements taken from a slew of other films such as “Avatar (2009)”. Watch Trailer
8. Mortal Kombat (2013)
Warner Bros’s “Mortal Kombat” is an action adventure film written by Kevin Tancharoen and Oren Uziel, directed by Kevin Tancharoen. The original Mortal Kombat film appeared in 1995 and was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. This in turn spawned a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, which performed miserably at the box office in comparison to its predecessor.
The film had spent a grueling hell of 13 years in production and is distributed by Warner Bros, Threshold Entertainment and New Line Cinema. Unlike the other Mortal Kombat film adaptions the one of Warner Bros, Threshold and New Line distribution is of a very high Hollywood Budget and an ensemble cast of Hollywood A-List Actors filling the roles of the film adaption. Watch Trailer
9. The Last Knights (2013)
“The Last Knight” starring Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Ahn Sung-ki and Park Si-yeon. The film is directed by Kiriya Kazuaki of Casshern and Goemon fame and produced by Luka Production of Korea and Route One Films (Rush Hour series). The film Set within an unknown time period, Raiden (Clive Owe), who exhibits loyalty and courage, and his monarch (Morgan Freeman) stand up against corruption and absolute power. They become involved in a case that places their lives in jeopardy. Trailer Coming Soon
10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Distributed by 20th Century Fox “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is an upcoming fantasy film based on the book “The Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan and the sequel to the film “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)”. It continues the adventures of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) and his friends, to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece. The film stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra ,Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel and Leven Rambi. Trailer Coming Soon