Summit Entertainment announces its 2009 theatrical slate
By Patrick Luce Jan 8, 2009, 13:04 GMT
Summit Entertainment has announced its theatrical 2009 slate – which includes a wide range of films from dramas to the next installment in the ‘Twilight” franchise.
2009 Summit films include:
PUSH - Release Date: 2/6/09, Rating: PG-13, Cast: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou, Director: Paul McGuigan
Synopsis: A riveting action-thriller, Push burrows deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims.
Against this setting, a young man (Chris Evans) and a teenage girl (Dakota Fanning) take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization.
KNOWING - Release Date: 3/20/09, Rating: TBD, Cast: Nicholas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Director: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in KNOWING, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future - and sets out to prevent them from coming true.
His increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster - and the ultimate sacrifice.
THE HURT LOCKER - Release Date: Spring 2009, Rating: R, Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Finnes, Guy Pearce, Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Synopsis: When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat.
As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.
NEXT DAY AIR - Release Date: 5/8/09, Rating: R, Cast: Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Omari Hardwick, Emilio Rivera, Darius McCrary, Cisco Reyes, Mos Def, Director: Benny Boom
Synopsis: Life isn’t going smoothly for Leo Jackson. He still lives at home, he just broke up with his girlfriend and he’s had so many complaints about his sloppy work habits that his own mother is threatening to fire him. But Leo isn’t one to let a few bad breaks ruins his day - as long as he’s got plenty of weed to take his mind off his troubles.
But when the wacked-out courier accidentally delivers a box containing 10 kilos of high quality cocaine to the wrong apartment, it sets in motion a hilarious and harrowing chain of events that could cost him his life.
THE BROTHERS BLOOM - Release Date: 5/15/09 (limited), 5/29/2009 (wide), Rating: PG-13, Cast: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Director: Rian Johnson
Synopsis: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue.
Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
BANDSLAM - Release Date: 7/31/09, Rating: PG, Cast: Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelen Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Director: Todd Graff
Synopsis: When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banksasks new kid in town Will Burton to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.
Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest. When disaster strikes, it’s time for the band to make a choice: Do they admit defeat, or face the music and stand up for what they believe in?
SORORITY ROW - Release Date: 10/2/09, Rating: TBD, Cast: Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher, Director: Stewart Hendler
Synopsis: When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives.
This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.
ASTRO BOY - Release Date: 10/23/09, Rating: TBD, Cast: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucus, Donald Sutherland, Director: David Bowers
Synopsis: Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist. Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny.
Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.
NEW MOON - Release Date: 11/20/09, Rating: TBD, Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Director: Chris Weitz
Synopsis: Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black.
Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.