in 2007, by releasing fewer motion pictures, but of
better quality. 2008 looks promising for the studio that was started with a mouse and a dream.
"Miracle at St. Anna" chronicles the story of four
black American soldiers who are stationed in Tuscany,
Italy during World War II. Directed by Spike Lee.
Walt Disney will continue C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of
Narnia" with "Prince Caspian." This Christian
Allegory opens eight days before the new "Indiana Jones" adventure.
The partnership of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and
Harrison Ford seemed primed to reclaim lost glory with
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,"
which features the welcome return of Karen Allen as
Indiana Jones real love interest.
What was once seen as a box office joke, has now proven to be box office gold.
In 2006, Sylvester Stallone showed how to
resurrect a favorite, but aged character with "Rocky
Balboa." Bruce Willis followed up with a welcome
return for John McClain in "Live Free or Die Hard."
Next month, Stallone plans to revive "Rambo" which looks at
the plight of the people of Burma.
Baby boomers and video game fanatics are salivating
over the new "Speed Racer" trailer, which features
John Goodman and Christine Ricci as Trixie. Comic book
heroes are getting the big studio treatment this
summer, "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk" "The
Dark Knight" at IMAX, while Great Britain plans a
duel between "Harry Potter and the Half Blood
Prince" and James Bond in "Riscio."
will feature "Star Trek 11: Captain Kirk and Mr.
Spock drink from the Fountain of Youth."
Robert Rodriquez can redeem himself a the box office
with "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For" while Peter
Jackson puts away the computer pyrotechnics to produce
Alice Sebold's intimate novel "The Lovely Bones."