Paramount Pictures 2009 Summer Movie Picture Preview

I am still hoping to get together a Summer Preview of my own similar to last year’s, but just haven’t had a chance to get it sorted out, but for the time being it looks like the studios are ahead of me as today I received some new images from five of Paramount’s six upcoming summer releases, which includes three new looks at the May 8 release of Star Trek.

Each movie is featured below with a teaser image and the synopsis. By clicking on the “Browse the Gallery” links it will open a new window, which you can close to return to this article and continue the preview. Overall there are nine new images, but for the most part the galleries on a few of these were already quite large.


Star Trek
May 8
Photo: Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present
From director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, “Star Trek,” featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before.

Dance Flick
May 22
Photo: Paramount Pictures and MTV Films Present
“Dance Flick” is a hilarious new comedy that brings together the talents of two generations of the Wayans family, the explosively funny clan who brought us the “Scary Movie” franchise and “White Chicks,” as well as the groundbreaking TV series “In Living Color.”

In “Dance Flick,” a young street dancer, Thomas Uncles (Damon Wayans, Jr.), from the wrong side of the tracks and a beautiful young woman, Megan White (Shoshana Bush), are brought together by their passion for dancing and put to the test in the mother of all dance battles.

“Dance Flick” sends up the dance movie genre, including such recent hits as “Step Up” and “You Got Served,” as well as the classic “Flashdance.”

Imagine That
June 12
Photo: Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Present
In Paramount Pictures’ family comedy “Imagine That,” Eddie Murphy stars as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter (Yara Shahidi). When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter’s imaginary world.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
June 26
Photo: DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Present
In the highly-anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, debuting June 24, 2009, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra
August 7
Photo: Paramount Pictures And Spyglass Entertainment Present
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, whose previous collaboration was the worldwide blockbuster “Transformers,” join forces with Spyglass Entertainment for another extraordinary action-adventure “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” is directed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns”).

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
August 21
Photo: Paramount Vantage Presents
Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above, except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew descend on the town of Temecula like a pack of coyotes on a basket full of burgers. Selling, drinking, selling and going to strip clubs is their stock and trade. And they do it well. What Don doesn’t expect is to fall in love and find his soul (cue heartfelt piano). THE GOODS stars Emmy award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (THE KINGDOM, “Entourage”) and Ving Rhames (I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III). The film is the first production from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, directed by Neal Brennan, creator of the hugely successful Comedy Central hit, “Chappelle’s Show.”


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