Lionsgate have a total of eleven films schedule for this upcoming Fall/Holiday seasons. September will be the busiest month for Lionsgate with four film, where Bangkok Dangerous and Tyler Perry’s The House that Preys are the highlights for the month. Dane Cook is back on September with the film My Best Friend’s Girl, which looks like a copy of Will Smith’s Hitch. October will be the controversial month for Lionsgate with the release of the documentary Religulous and Oliver Stone’s W. , based in the life of President George W Bush. Also October will see the release of the SAW 5, which will go head to head against High School Musical 3. November and December will see Lionsgate’s action adventure films, with the release of Punisher War Zone and the Transporter 3. Finally we will get the opportunity to see one of the most anticipated films of the year Frank Miller’s The Spirit. Don’t be surprise if one or two film from this schedule is move to next year.
September 5, 2008
Directors: The Pang Brothers (Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang)
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Nirattisai Kaljaruek, Dom Hetrakul, Namngen Jaruvijit, Napasaranh Mittiraroch
Action-Thriller An adrenaline-charged action thriller, Lionsgate’s BANKGOK DANGEROUS stars Nicolas Cage (LEAVING LAS VEGAS, NATIONAL TREASURE) as “Joe,” an anonymous assassin who takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat . He hires Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm), a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, finds himself mentoring the young man instead whilst simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok ’s intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard …just as Surat decides it’s time to clean house.
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
September 12, 2008
Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, KaDee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Robin Givens, Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates
Comedy-Drama Academy Award®-winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Leading Actress, 1990) and Academy Award®-nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, Supporting Actress, 1983) star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS. The sixth feature film by Perry chronicles the inner workings of two families—one upper-crust and the other working class—that become inextricably linked by scandal.
My Best Friend’s Girl
September 19, 2008
Director: Howard Deutch
Cast: Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan, Alec Baldwin
Romantic Comedy Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis is the girl of Dustin’s dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down – permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustin turns to his best friend, Tank, the rebound specialist. A master at seducing – and offending – women, Tank gets hired by freshly dumped guys to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives – an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus.
But when Tank works his magic on Alexis, he ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and a strange new attraction to his best friend’s girl.
The Lucky Ones
September 26, 2008
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña
Drama A timely drama about life in America today, Lionsgate’s THE LUCKY ONES stars Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña as three soldiers on leave trying to make sense of their lives during an unexpected road trip across the United States. A humorous, moving portrayal about the challenges of coming home, THE LUCKY ONES is directed by Neil Burger (THE ILLUSIONIST) from a script by Burger & Dirk Wittenborn.
After suffering an injury during a routine patrol, hardened sergeant TK Poole (Michael Peña) is granted a one-month leave to visit his fiancé. But when an unexpected blackout cancels all flights out of New York, TK agrees to share a ride to Pittsburgh with two similarly stranded servicemen: Cheever (Tim Robbins), an older family man who longs to return to his wife in St. Louis, and Colee (Rachel McAdams), a naive private who’s pinned her hopes on connecting with a dead fellow soldier’s family. What begins as a short trip unexpectedly evolves into a longer journey. Forced to grapple with old relationships, broken hopes and a country divided over the war, TK, Cheever and Colee discover that home is not quite what they remembered, and that the unlikely companionship they’ve found might be what matters the most.
October 3, 2008
Director: Larry Charles
Cast: Bill Maher
Documentary RELIGULOUS follows political humorist and author Bill Maher (“Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Politically Incorrect”) as he travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills, irreverent wit and commitment to never pulling a punch, Maher brings his characteristic honesty to an unusual spiritual journey. Directed by Larry Charles (BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), RELIGULOUS will mark Charles’ first feature project since the critically acclaimed, wildly successful BORAT. Jonah Smith and Palmer West of Thousand Words (A SCANNER DARKLY, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM) and Bill Maher are producing.
October 17, 2008
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Scott Glenn, Toby Jones, Stacy Keach, Bruce McGill, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Drama Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd President to the big screen as only he can. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq .
October 24, 2008
Director: David Hackl
Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz, Meagan Good
Horror In the fifth installment of the SAW franchise, Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.
REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA
November 7, 2008
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Alex Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman. Paris Hilton, Orge, Terrance Zdunich, with Bill Moseley and Paul Sorvino
Horror-Musical In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men.
In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.
November 26, 2008
Director: Oliver Megaton
Cast: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berleand, Robert Knepper
Action-Thriller Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative who specializes in high risk deliveries.
Punisher: War Zone
December 5, 2008
Director: Lexi Alexander
Cast: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison, Dash Mihok, Wayne Knight
Action-Drama-Thriller Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss, Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the “Punisher Task Force” hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.
December 25, 2008
Director: Frank Miller
Cast: Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Paz Vega, Dan Lauria, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson as “The Octopus.”
Action-Adventure Adapted from the legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister FRANK MILLER (creator of 300 and SIN CITY ). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson ) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront … all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are ELLEN DOLAN (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; SILKEN FLOSS (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; PLASTER OF PARIS (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; LORELEI (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and MORGENSTERN (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop.
Then of course, there’s SAND SAREF (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She’s the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?