Oh I know you want as many looks at The Dark Knight that you can get, but along with this Warner Bros. 2008 Preview you also get your first look at Leo in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies, the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation Nights in Rodanthe and even the lovely Kate Beckinsale in the snow thriller Whiteout.
As before you can click on any of the links below and they will open in a new window, whcih you can close after looking at the pics to return to this article, and at the end of the article are links to previous 2008 previews for you to peruse.
ONE MISSED CALL
January 4, 2008
What will it sound like when you die? In One Missed Call, a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments. Though the messages can be deleted, their number is up. Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamon) is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messagesâ€”actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusionalâ€”except for Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns) whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth’s friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth’s cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout says One Missed Call…
February 8, 2008
McConaughey and Hudson play married treasure hunters whose eight-year search for booty leaves them broke and out of gas. Just as they divorce, they stumble upon a missing clue that might lead them to a fortune.
May 9, 2008
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolizedâ€”the legendary Rex Racerâ€”whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.
Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speedâ€™s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the companyâ€™s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secretâ€”some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed wonâ€™t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.
The only way for Speed to save his familyâ€™s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rivalâ€”the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox)â€”to win the race that had taken his brotherâ€™s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
NIGHTS IN RODANTHE
June 6, 2008
Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, Gere will play a doctor (Gere) who is traveling to reconcile with his estranged son. On the way, he checks into an inn in a North Carolina beach town. There, he has a life-changing romance with a woman (Lane) who’s trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage.
THE DARK KNIGHT
July 18, 2008
Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker (Heath Ledger).
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2
August 8, 2008
Sequel to the 2005 sleeper hit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in which four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Gerard Butler stars as a One Two, a street-smart mobster who has learned to play both sides of the fence, and Wilkinson is playing the lethal head mobster, Lenny Cole, part of London’s old mob regime, which is quickly losing ground to the wealthier foreign mob.
Newton acts as One Two’s love interest, Stella, an accountant with ties to the underworld, and Elba acts as Mumbles, One Two’s partner. Bridges is playing Roman, an American trying to break into the music scene in London.
The story is set in motion when a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal and millions of dollars are thrown up for grabs, with all of London’s criminal underworld players wanting in on the action.
Based on Greg Ruckaâ€™s 1999 Eisner Award-winning comic book miniseries of the same name, Beckinsale will star as Carrie Stetko, the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, whose investigation of the continentâ€™s first murder draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.
BODY OF LIES
Leonardo DiCaprio plays an ex-journalist-turned CIA agent who’s sent to Amman to work with Jordan’s intelligence chief to track an Al Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America.
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