Studios Getting Ready to Ramp Up Production


While the studios are still in a contract stalemate with the Screen Actors Guild, they are ramping up production so that they will have releases for 2010 and 2011. Variety reports that the following projects are on the studios’ slates (some are already filming):


* Ruben Fleischer-directed “Zombieland”

* Phillip Noyce-helmed “Edwin A. Salt” with Angelina Jolie

* Stephen Chow-directed “The Green Hornet” with Seth Rogen


* Tim Burton-directed “Alice in Wonderland”;

* “Tron” sequel;

* Robert Zemeckis-produced motion-capture film “Mars Needs Moms”;

* Jon Turteltaub-directed “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” with Nicolas Cage;

* Walt Becker- helmed “Wild Hogs 2”


* James Cameron-directed “Avatar”

* Shawn Levy-helmed “Date Night,” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey

* “A-Team”

* “Ramona”

* Chris Columbus-directed “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief”

* “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

* John Carney-directed “Town House”

* “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2”

* Tom Bezucha-directed “Orbit”

* Rick Famuyiwa-helmed “Family Wedding”


* Drew Goddard-directed “The Cabin in the Woods”

* Kevin Tancharoen-helmed “Fame”

* “The Matarese Circle,” which David Cronenberg is negotiating to direct Washington

* Darren Aronofsky-helmed “RoboCop”

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* Jon Favreau-directed “Iron Man 2” with Robert Downey Jr.

* Kenneth Branagh-helmed “Thor”


* John Madden-directed “The Debt” with Helen Mirren

* “Man on a Train”

* “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”


* “Torrente”

* “Sex and the City 2”

* “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

* Len Wiseman-helmed “Gears of War”


* Kenny Ortega-directed “Footloose” with Zac Efron;

* M. Night Shyamalan-helmed “The Last Airbender”

* “Morning Glory”

* “Beverly Hills Cop”

* “Us and Them”


* Edgar Wright-directed “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” starring Michael Cera

* Untitled Nancy Meyers-helmed comedy with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

* Peter Billingsley-directed “Couples Retreat” with Vince Vaughn;

* Gore Verbinski-helmed “BioShock”

* Nicholas Stoller-directed “Get Him to the Greek”

* Ridley Scott-helmed “Nottingham” with Russell Crowe


* Clint Eastwood-directed “Human Factor” with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

* Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor- helmed “Jonah Hex”

* “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the David Yates-directed final, two-part installment in the franchise, which begins production in February;

* Alcon-financed “Book of Eli,” the Hughes brothers-directed Denzel Washington starrer

* Louis Leterrier-helmed “Clash of the Titans”

* Zack Snyder-directed “Suckerpunch.”