A Perfect Day
Logline: A diverse group of aid workers in a conflict zone have different attitudes toward their situation.
Production Companies: Mediapro, Reposado PC
Director: Fernando Leon De Aranoa
Executive Producers: Javier Mendez, Patricia de Muns
Producers: Jaume Roures, Fernando Leon De Aranoa
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan
Screenwriter: Fernando Leon De Aranoa (adaptation)
Details: Based on the novel Dejarse Llover written by Paula Farias and published by Pozuelo de Alarcon in 2005.
SSN Insight: Fernando Leon De Aranoa’s English language debut.
Logline: Aliens give a man the ability to invoke magical powers to do anything he likes, just to see what happens. A talking dog provides analysis of the chaos that ensues.
Production Companies: Phoenix Pictures, Bill and Ben Productions
Director: Terry Jones
Executive Producers: Mike Medavoy, Chris Chesser
Producers: David Thwaites, Ben Timlett, Bill Jones
Cast: Rob Riggle, Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams (voice), Michael Palin (voice), John Cleese (voice), Terry Gilliam (voice)
Screenwriters: Terry Jones, Gavin Scott
SSN Insight: This is the first film that Monty Python member Terry Jones has directed since The Wind in the Willows in 1996.
Logline: The Parker family finds their dull life in a rural out-back town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.
Production Companies: Dragonfly Pictures Pty Ltd, Fastnet Films, Worldview Entertainment
Director: Kim Farrant
Executive Producers: Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Andrew Mackie, Richard Payten
Producers: Naomi Wenck, Macdara Kelleher
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
Screenwriters: Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres
SSN Insight: This reunites Hugo Weaving with Nicole Kidman, who previously starred in Eucalyptus together.
Gods of Egypt
Logline: A mortal, a god and a goddess unite to fight an evil force in ancient Egypt.
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Production Companies: Thunder Road Pictures, Mystery Clock Cinema
Director: Alex Proyas
Executive Producers: Kent Kubena, Stephen Jones, Topher dow
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Alex Proyas
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Courtney Eaton
Screenwriters: Alex Proyas, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
SSN Insight: This is newcomer Courtney Eaton’s second major movie role.
Logline: A medical student and a former outcast work together to build a creature made from various body parts harvested from corpses.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Production Company: Davis Entertainment
Director: Paul McGuigan
Producers: John Davis
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
Screenwriter: Max Landis (adaptation)
Details: Based on the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley and originally published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones in March 1818.
SSN Insight: Shawn Levy was previously attached to direct.