Prometheus is coming out on June 8th. Sci-fi geeks everywhere are anxiously charging up their phasers in anticipation! But wait, there are some other films scifi fans might want to geek out over this year. Here are 10 upcoming science fiction movies for 2012 with my hopes and trepidations.
The Good: Ridley Scott directing, pretty darn good track record
The Bad: Written by Jon Spaihts(The Darkest Hour) and Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens), questionable track records
The Good: Based on a highly praised novel by David Mitchell
The Bad: Wachowskis are involved, not a fan
The Good: Directed by Alfonso CuarÃ³n (Children of Men)
The Bad: Directed by Alfonso CuarÃ³n (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
World War Z
The Good: A twist on the familiar zombie pandemic concept, lots of people liked the book
The Bad: Familiar zombie pandemic concept
The Good: Based on Philip K. Dick short story
The Bad: Based on 1990 Paul Verhoeven film
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Good: I’m a fan of American history and vampires
The Bad: Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch blech!) directing
The Good: Nazis from the moon!?!
The Bad: Crowdfunded first time director, iffy
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Good: I love Spider-Man
The Bad: Origin story again
The Dark Knight Rises
The Good: I love Batman
The Bad: Christopher Nolan (Inception) directing, no Heath Ledger
The Good: New guy Nicolas Alcala directing… the new guy might be good.
The Bad: Trailer looked so so
There you go, some sci-fi movies to get excited about. What do you think? Did I miss anything?