Upcoming Films update - January 26, 2011

Here are some of the movies added to the Upcoming Films page since the last posted update. I continue to add items to the page as I find them. Here are just a few of the projects mentioned in various stages of production...

Hitchcock Biopic? Anthony Hopkins to possibly portray Hitchcock in film about the making of Psycho, Helen Mirren previously attached to film...

Call The Midwife Written by Heidi Thomas. Based on Jennifer Wor
th's memoir of midwifery in 1950's East London. (6x60 min)

Grace Bedell short film about 9
yr old girl who encountered President Lincoln

Lincoln biopic with Daniel Day-Lewis

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Eric Bana and others vying for lead of adapted novel.

Great Expectations (2012) New adaptation to be written by Sara Phelps for Christmas of Dickens' bicentenary. (3x60 min)

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John. F. Kennedy (2013) based on book by Vincent Bugliosi, Tom Hanks as producer

The Kennedys with Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear finished production but seeking a network since The History Channel has chosen not to air it...

David and Goliath - not sure how this biblical tale will turn out with the team behind it - produced by Temple Hill (Nativity Story) and Scott Derrickson (director of Exorcism of Emily Rose)

J. Edgar (2012) biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, first director of FBI, directed by Clint Eastwood starring Leo Dicaprio, Judi Dench and possibly Charlize Theron

A Bollywood Alice in Wonderland? -possibly with Sonam Kapoor from Aisha

The Wettest Country in the World (2012) Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LeBoeuf in tale of 3 brothers during Prohibition based on novel by Matt Bondurant

The Debt Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington in spy thriller

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. George Clooney to team up with Soderberg for a remake of 60's spy drama

Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson's classic to be remade with Eddie Izzard for Sky One

Keira Knightley to play Anna Karenina? (with Joe Wright directing)

32, Brinkburn Street BBC: Set in a Georgian terraced house in Manchester, the drama follows the lives of two generations of the same family, one in 1931 and one in 2011, and is currently being filmed in Manchester.

There Be Dragons (2011) Directed by Roland Joffe. Stars Charlie Cox as St. Josemaria Escriva and Wes Bentley as his friend in story of love, betrayal and forgiveness set during Spanish Civil War.

Scarlet Pimpernel (2012) updated film planned by UK company run by Douglas Fairbanks' grandson akin to Ritchie's Sherlock

Johnny Depp to play The Thin Man with director Rob Marshall?

Robert Downey Jr. no longer affiliated with Oz the Great and Powerful, Depp mentioned as possible replacement

There are so many films in the works. These are just some of those with early details. To read about other films, further in production, click for recent updates>> UPCOMING FILMS


  1. "David and Goliath . . . produced by Temple Hill (Nativity Story) and Scott Derrickson (director of Exorcism of Emily Rose)"

    Um . . . interesting combination. ;-)

    I can't believe how many re-re-re-makes are on this list. Surely there are some other classics out there that can be mined for adaptations!

  2. 32, Brinkburn Street sounds intriguing!

  3. I'm incredibly excited about The Scarlet Pimpernel remake!!

  4. "The Conspirator," focusing upon accused Mary Surratt in the trial of Lincoln's murderers, stars James McAvoy and Robin Wright and currently is set for an April 2011 release.

  5. rsvp2mee,
    Yes, I've posted about The Conspirator on here already. This is just an update of the latest ones added!



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