Sneak Previews For Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Jonah Hex, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Losers & The Book Of Eli - Release Dates!

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Warner Bros

As 2009 comes to a close, the major Hollywood movie studios will begin to 'push' many of their upcoming movies for 2010. Generally this comes in the form of releasing images, dates and brief, and I do mean brief, synopsis for these 2010 movies.

This year it was Warner Bros who has fired the first shots in promoting films that hit theaters in the upcoming year.

Amongst the batch of photos just released by the studio this afternoon are a few films that may be of interest to Monster Island News readers, namely, "The Book Of Eli", "The Losers", "A Nightmare On Elm Street", "Jonah Hex" and the guaranteed mega-hit, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1."

Now unless you have been stranded on some deserted island, like Gilligan, you know that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an upcoming two-part fantasy film adapted from the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling

The two movies, Part I and II, will be the final instalments in the globally successful Harry Potter film series. Both parts are written by Steve Kloves, who wrote all but the fifth film, and directed by David Yates, who directed the previous two films. David Heyman and David Barron are producing both parts.

The first photo from the film (Above) really doesn't tell you much about the latest adventures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Three angry looking teenagers at a mall.........I see that all the time.

Jonah Hex is an upcoming Western film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film is directed by Jimmy Hayward and stars Josh Brolin as the title character.

Oh, and let's not forget that the film also stars Megan Fox as Leila, A gun-wielding prostitute and Jonah Hex's love interest.

Yes, Megan Fox as a hooker with a gun, do I really need to write anything else?

Rumor has it that in the movie we will see the bounty hunter (Hex) in the late 19th century tracking down voodoo practitioner Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), who plans to liberate the Confederate South with an army of the undead.

A zombie western? Okay?

If you are surprised to see another film based on a comic book here....well you shouldn't be.

The Losers is a comic book series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, written by Andy Diggle and illustrated, for the most part, by Jock. It ran for 32 issues from August 2003 to March 2006. The idea was very loosely based on the original Losers for DC Comics, a group of World War II soldiers, although Andy Diggle maintains he has never read a single issue of the original series.

The Losers' re imagining was set against events surrounding and including the War on Terror. Originally a Special Forces team seconded to the Central Intelligence Agency. in the 90s, the Losers were betrayed by their handler, Max, and left for dead following the conclusion of their operation. Eager for revenge and the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list, the Losers regroup and conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests, uncovering startling operations spearheaded by the enigmatic Max, whose influence within the CIA and U.S. government is unparalleled.

The film stars, Zoe Saldana as Aisha, Chris Evans as Jensen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clay, Columbus Sort as Pooch, Idris Elba as Roque and Oscar Jaenada as Cougar.

"Halloween" got remade, so did "Friday the Thirteenth" , so somebody, like Samuel Bayer, would logically have to remake "A Nightmare On Elm Street".

Jackie Earle Haley takes over for Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, the witty serial killer with the cool hand razors, who slices up horny teens in their dreams.

Krueger without Englund.......well......lets just say that Haley has big claws to fill.

The Book of Eli is an upcoming post-apocalyptic action film directed by the Hughes brothers and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis.

In a post-apocalyptic world, a lone hero, Eli (Denzel Washington), guards the Book of Eli, which provides knowledge that could redeem society. The despot (Gary Oldman) of a small, makeshift town plans to take possession of the book.

"The Road Warrior" meets "The Last Man on Earth" meets "Army of Darkness".....perhaps.

Will Smith had "I Am Legend", now Denzel Washington has "The Book of Eli" there is symmetry in the universe.

Here is that list of release dates for Warner Bros 2010 films:

THE BOOK OF ELI (Action Adventure)
January 15

EDGE OF DARKNESS (Suspense Thriller)
January 29

VALENTINE’S DAY (Romantic Comedy)
February 12

February 26

HUBBLE 3D (Documentary Adventure)
March 19 (IMAX)

CLASH OF THE TITANS (Action Fantasy)
March 26

THE LOSERS (Action Thriller)
April 9

April 30

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (Romantic Comedy)
May 28

JONAH HEX (Action Thriller)
June 18

INCEPTION (Sci-Fi Action)
July 16*

July 30


THE TOWN (Crime Drama)
September 10

FLIPPED (Coming-of-Age Romantic Comedy)

GUARDIANS OF GA’HOOLE (Fantasy Adventure)
September 24*

GOING THE DISTANCE (Romantic Comedy)
October 8

PRISONERS (Suspense Thriller)

DUE DATE (Comedy)
November 5

November 19*


YOGI BEAR (Live-Action/CG Animated Adventure in 3D)
December 17

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (Romantic Comedy)
December 22

In that list, you probably noticed the films, "Inception", which is listed as a sci fi film, along with the fantasy film, "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" info on those as of yet.

Oh, and let us not forget the animated 3D movie, "Yogi Bear"......I really can't tell you how I feel about that.