2008 SF/F Movie Slate: Which Ones Do You Want to See?

SciFi Wire has been listing 2008 genre movies, though I’m not sure how some of these fall under the guise of sf/f (blame SciFi Wire, not me!)

  • From 20th Century Fox: Jumper, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Shutter, Starship Dave, The Happening, and Babylon A.D..
  • From Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, WALL*E [w/ Pixar], South of the Border, Bolt, and Bedtime Stories
  • From Paramount:Cloverfield, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Ruins , Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda , Nowhereland, Ghost Town, Madagascar: The Crate Escape, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Star Trek, and A Tale of Two Sisters.
  • From Universal: The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Death Race, The Tale of Despereaux, and Doomsday.
  • From Warner: One Missed Call, 10,000 B.C., Speed Racer, Get Smart, The Dark Knight, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

9 thoughts on “2008 SF/F Movie Slate: Which Ones Do You Want to See?”

  1. Some of these I am unfamiliar with. Others I know only from trailers (and we all know how accurate those can be)

    That said:

    High Interest:

    Dark Knight

    Indiana Jones

    Hellboy II

    Harry Potter

    Medium

    The Mummy

    Jumper

    Star Trek

    Kung Fu Panda

    Iron Man

    Low

    The rest

  2. OMG, they’re going to make a sequel to the awful Hulk movie from a few years ago?!?!?! As I recall, after falling asleep thrice, I was walking out of that movie thinking, “…it was like watching paint dry…” Will they be calling this one, “The Incredible Hulk: The Second Coat”?!!?

  3. Why don’t they pick a good SF book to make a film out of? There are some really good stories out there waiting for a director with vision.

    How about:

    The Forever War (Joe Haldeman),

    The Star Ships (Stephen Baxter),

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert Heinlein),

    Ringworld (Larru Niven),

    Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C Clarke)

    Colony (Ben Bova)

    Eon (Greg Bear)

    The Mote in God’s Eye (Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle)

    Chasm City – (Alastair Reynolds)

    Icerigger – (Alan Dean Foster)

    Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

    Blockbusters in the waiting. Just look at all the best SF movies and you will find a top novel behind it. Without which they are usually just mindless film director’s burblings into the genre.

    Anatole

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