http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com/ Yes, I know they are mostly Horror genre movies but there are a few Scifi movies sprinkled about. Like: Alien Prequel No official plot yet, but it's said to be a prequel to the first film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them. CATEGORY Creatures | Prequels RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation Scott Free Productions MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Ridley Scott WRITTEN BY Damon Lindelof Jon Spaihts STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS It's said that the studio is pleased with the new script for a couple reasons -- there are no "expensive set pieces" meaning no big-budgeted action scenes (early estimates on the budget was around $150-million), and it may reach a wider audience with a PG-13 rating. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof recently turned in a new draft of the script, which the studio is reportedly pleased with and may finally bring the project closer to production. It's said that the main character will once again be a woman. Ridley Scott briefly revealed minor details as to where the story will go for the prequel: "The film will be really tough, really nasty. It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?" Original designer H.R. Giger will be consulted to create new designs for the creatures in the film. Ridley is interested in possibly creating a new look for the aliens. Director Ridley Scott had this to say about the story: "It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says "There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?" I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I'm explaining who the space jockeys were." He added... "[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life. " It's said that this will be the first of two prequels that lead up to the events of the first film. This will be in 3D. Keanu Reeves hired writer Jon Spaihts to script the space journey epic Passengers, which apparently got him the meeting with Fox and Scott Free, where he pitched the idea of an Alien prequel that the studio and Scott loved. Originally the film was to be directed by newcommer Carl Rinsch and merely be produced by Ridley Scott, and his brother Tony Scott. However, 20th Century Fox eventually decided to bring back Ridley himself to helm the prequel. Original director Ridley Scott returns. The currently untitled prequel to classic 1979 film Alien. Apollo 18 Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18's undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms. CATEGORY Misc RELEASE DATE March 4, 2011 CURRENT STATUS Pre-Production LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY BPL MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES Twitter Facebook Official Site DIRECTED BY Gonzalo López-Gallego WRITTEN BY Brian Miller STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Budgeted at an estimated $5-million. This marks director Gonzalo López-Gallego's English-language debut. Produced by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Day/Night Watch, Wanted) Trevor Cawood was originally set to direct before getting replaced by Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego (King of the Hill). This is yet another "found footage" mockumentary-type film. Battle Royale No official plot yet, but the original was set in Japan, where violence among the youth have sky-rocketed, leaving the government to create a program dubbed "Battle Royale", in which a class of 40-something jr. high students are sent to a remote island to battle one another, with only one to survive. CATEGORY Misc | Remakes RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS Development Hell LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Vertigo Entertainment Original Film MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY N/A WRITTEN BY N/A STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Announced back in 2006, development of the project was haulted in 2007 due to the unfortunate events at Virginia Tech and is now believed to be dead or in a state of limbo. Supposedly the film was intended to receive an R rating. It's said that an idea that was quickly brushed off was to have the students possibly part of some sort of juvenile detention system, which was going to be one way to "tone down" the storyline for us apparently squeemish American audiences. The film was going to take place in America (no surprise) and would still deal with high school students. Produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge) with Neal Moritz (I Am Legend). New Line Cinema owns the remake rights. The original still hasn't gotten proper US distribution, and many speculate it may have to do with all the controversay surrounding the deaths of high school students, though, no official reason is known. The original film is one of the handful of movies that received a 10/10 rating when it was reviewed on UHM. You can read the review here. A remake of the controversial 2000 Japanese film with the same name. Bioshock The game told the story of a survivor of a plane crash named Jack, who discovers a once Utopian underwater city called Rapture, where he must survive the attacks of mutated beings, mechanical drones, and the dark forces that populate it. CATEGORY Misc | Fantasy RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Take Two Interactive Software Blind Wink Productions MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Juan Carlos Fresnadillo WRITTEN BY John Logan Ken Levine STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Still being developed, the project has run into a couple problems that has halted the progress -- a big budget and a hard-R rating. Producer Gore Verbinski reportedly wants to keep the film edgy and stay true to the fans, and expressed interest in keeping it an R (possibly hard R) rating, and not dumbing it down to PG-13 to appeal to a wider audience. Because of this, Gore is trying to work with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to bring the budget down a little to compensate. Spanish Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo also worked on Intacto and 28 Weeks Later. A large factor in why the budget was growing too large was due to Gore Verbinski wanting to do as much as possible "in-camera" using real sets, etc.. and relying less on CGI. Gore Verbinski left the project as director due to the estimated budget ranging over $160-million, causing Universal to halt development. However Gore still remains on board as producer. Universal Pictures will distribute theatrically. Original director Gore Verbinski had passed on directing the fourth Pirates of the Carribean movie to helm this. Written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Avaiator). Based on the hit game with the same name. Cell Based on Stephen King's novel, the film's theme revolves around a mysterious pulse that's sent through cell phones around the world, which turns its users into crazed, rage-filled murderous zombie-types. CATEGORY Misc RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Dimension Films MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY N/A WRITTEN BY John Harrison STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Although originally planned as a theatrical feature, the producers have since decided to go the mini-series route and are currently shopping the project around to various networks. It's said that the new script by Harrison will be less like a zombie story and more like a Village of the Damned-esque chiller, with the infected having a hive-like mentality. John Harrison (Clive Barker's Book of Blood) is now scripting. Eli Roth was originally going to direct after finishing Hostel 2, but eventually left the project after a difference in opinion with the producers. Dimension Films is behind this. Based on the Stephen King novel with the same name. Cloverfield 2 No official plot yet. CATEGORY Creatures | Sequels RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Talks LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Bad Robot Paramount Pictures MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY N/A WRITTEN BY Drew Goddard STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS As expected, the project is "on hold" right now, as J.J. Abrams is currently busy with his new film Super 8 and Matt Reeves has been busy with Let Me In. They don't intend to move forward until the "team from the first is back together". The project is currently "in talks," as Paramount is trying to work out a deal with original director Matt Reeves, along with Abrams and writer Drew Goddard. Nothing official has been confirmed. We will see the return of producer J.J. Abrams and writer Drew Goddard. The obvious sequel to the J.J. Abrams-produced monster flick Cloverfield. DeadSpace Set in the 26th century in deep space, where an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus. CATEGORY Creatures RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Electronic Arts Temple Hill MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY D.J. Caruso WRITTEN BY N/A STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Director D.J. Caruso revealed recently that there's a storyline they have in mind and it's a "prequel of sorts" to the first game. He and the studio are currently still taking pitches from writers. EA and D.J. Caruso are currently talking to a number of potential screenwriters, and once they set a writer and EA signs off on a creative direction, they will auction the property to studios. It's said that it will likely happen in early September. Director D.J. Caruso also worked on Disturbia and Eagle Eye. The game is the first in a trilogy. It's said that the creators of the game were inspired by the 1997 film Event Horizon. Based on the hit game with the same name from Electronic Arts. Emergo A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs, are some of the events they will face while recording their every step with state-of-the-art technology. Using infra-red filming, digital photography, psychophonic recordings, movement detectors, and magnetic field alteration meters, the group's attempts to contact the "other side" will grow increasingly dangerous as they near a point of no return... CATEGORY Supernatural RELEASE DATE 2011 CURRENT STATUS Post-Production LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Kinology Versus Entertainment MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Carles Torrens WRITTEN BY Rodrigo Cortés STARRING Kai Lennox Michael O'Keefe Rick Gonzalez Fiona Glascott Gia Mantegna Fermí Reixach Marcel Barrena Francesc Garrido Damian Roman PROJECT DETAILS There's currently no US distribution. Producer/writer Rodrigo Cortés also directed, edited, and produced the critically acclaimed Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds. Aside from a couple television movies, this marks director Carles Torrens' feature film debut. Though the story is set in the US with an English-speaking cast, it was filmed in Barcelona, Spain. Humpty Dumpty Two backwoods brothers, Petus and Pervis Brakk, ambush a landing party of extraterrestrial beings on their swampland property collecting Earth plant samples for study. The brothers kill the males and take the alien female into captivity where they torture and abuse her. They secretly keep her captive for months in their basement cellar. She becomes impregnated with the spawn of one of the sadistic brothers and escapes into the swampland. Before she dies, she gives birth to a monstrous, half-alien, half-human egg-shaped, creature with extraterrestrial powers, HUMPTY DUMPTY. In the meantime, a smart Southern sheriff becomes suspicious after reports come into his office about a UFO seen by people from the small town. He ultimately solves the case, but not before Humpty has taken crowd-pleasing bloody revenge on the Brakk brothers for their unspeakable acts against his mother. CATEGORY Creatures RELEASE DATE 2010 CURRENT STATUS In Production LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Amber Entertainment iDream Company Instinctive Film MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES Myspace Facebook DIRECTED BY David R. Ellis WRITTEN BY Billy Majestic STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Production is slated to begin September '09. This will be in 3-D. David R. Ellis also directed Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane. Intandem Films is exec-producing and handling worldwide sales. Produced by Mark Ordesky through his recently launched Amber Entertainment, with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones of the iDream Company and Darry Welch from Instinctive Film. Hybrid Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The garage's female mechanic, Tilda, and her young, hip fellow mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own: it morphs into different cars to confuse them and instead of needing an engine to run, it breathes. It's a killing machine that is capable of outrunning and outwitting humans. CATEGORY Misc RELEASE DATE 2010 CURRENT STATUS Post-Production LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Stallion Media Studio 407 TADORA Filmproduktions MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Eric Valette WRITTEN BY Neal Marshall Stevens STARRING Shannon Beckner Oded Fehr Ryan Kennedy Melanie Papalia Adrien Dorval Duncan Fisher Kent Wolkowski Josh Strait Tim McGrath PROJECT DETAILS Filmed in Saskatchewan, Canada. Said to be going back to post-production to be converted to 3D in hopes of picking up distribution. Director Eric Valetta also worked on the French film Maléfique and recently with the One Missed Call remake. Budgeted at an estimated $10-million. Written by Neal Marshall Stevens (Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader). Based on a comic book. I Am Legend Prequel This prequel is said to follow the final days of humanity in New York before a man-made virus caused a plague that left Will Smith’s character the lone survivor among a mutated mob in the city. CATEGORY Vampires | Prequels RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Overbrook Entertainment Warner Bros. Pictures Weed Road Pictures MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Francis Lawrence WRITTEN BY D.B. Weiss STARRING Will Smith PROJECT DETAILS Will Smith revealed some potential plot details saying: "...it’s essentially the fall of the last city – the last stand of Manhattan. The movie would be…within the body of the movie D.C. and then Manhattan would fall as the last city. It’s a really cool idea trying to figure it out…there’s a reason why we have to take a small band and we have to get into D.C. So we have to make our way from New York to D.C. and then back to New York." This project is in the very early stages of development, however, it's likely to be put on the fast track since the studio is really looking to continue the franchise, as the previous film had an overall gross of more than $500-mil at the box office. Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment will produce, with Warner Bros. once again distributing. D.B. Weiss is set to to write the script that's based on a detailed outline that was discussed over the past few months by Will Smith, Francis Lawrence and producers Akiva Goldsman and James Lassiter. Original director Francis Lawrence returns along-side star Will Smith. The obvious prequel to the hit 2007 film I Am Legend. The Colony Revolves around a group of survivors forced underground by the next ice age. There, they must fight to preserve humanity against a savage threat. CATEGORY Misc | Creatures RELEASE DATE 2011 CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Participant Media Room 101 Vertigo Entertainment MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Patrick Tatopoulos WRITTEN BY David Leslie Johnson Stacy Title (story) Jonathan Penner (story) STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Filming is aimed to begin in the fall of 2010. Creature-designer/effects artist Patrick Tatopoulos made his directorial debut with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Described as "The Birds with bugs". Originally announced back in '08 as an "eco-thriller". Written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan). Based on a pitch by Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner. Darkest Hour Follows a group of kids attempting to survive through an alien invasion in Russia. CATEGORY Fantasy RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS Pre-Production LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Timur Bekmambetov Tom Jacobson Regency Enterprises MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Chris Gorak WRITTEN BY M.T. Ahern Leslie Bohem Jon Spaihts STARRING Emile Hirsch Olivia Thirlby PROJECT DETAILS Filming is said to begin in Moscow, Russia in June 2010. Budgeted at an estimated $40-million. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, 9) co-produces. Director Chris Gorak also worked on the low-budget post-apocalyptic thriller Right at Your Door. Described as an "28 Days Later-like alien invasion thriller". The Day Of The Triffids Based on the book, which follows mankind after it suffers a global crisis due to the presence of plants capable of aggressive behavior, leading to an unprecedented cosmic event causing global blindness. CATEGORY Misc RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Preger Entertainment Ghost House Pictures Mandate Pictures Angry Films MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Sam Raimi (not official) WRITTEN BY John Wyndham (novel) STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS In the early stages of development. Producer Sam Raimi hopes to direct, as the original was said to be one of his favorite films growing up. This will be in 3D. Studio Preger Entertainment also produced the 2009 mini-series. Since the book there has been a movie in 1962 and a television mini-series in 1981 and again in 2009. Based on the book with the same name, which was first published in 1951. Vanishing On 7th Street A mysterious, seemingly global blackout causes countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing they may in fact be the last people on earth, the darkness hones in on them alone. CATEGORY Misc RELEASE DATE January 7, 2011 (VOD) February 18, 2011 CURRENT STATUS Awaiting Release LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Circle of Confusion Forest Park Plum Pictures MPAA RATING R "language." OFFICIAL SITES Twitter Facebook Official Site DIRECTED BY Brad Anderson WRITTEN BY Brad Anderson Anthony Jaswinski STARRING John Leguizamo Hayden Christensen Thandie Newton Jacob Latimore Taylor Groothuis PROJECT DETAILS Getting a video on-demand release in January 2011, followed by a theatrical release a month later via Magnet Releasing. Screened at 2010's Toronto International Film Festival. Filmed on October '09 in Detroit. Hayden Christensen is playing a reporter. Thandie Newton will play a desperate nurse. John Leguizamo plays a subway operator. Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies) and Forest Whitaker were once rumored to be attached to the project. Said to be originally titled The Darkness. This marks director Brad Anderson's return to horror after 2001's Session 9. Wicked City No official plot yet, but the original storyline told of a secret organization that battled twisted invading creatures from another dimension. CATEGORY Creatures | Fantasy RELEASE DATE N/A CURRENT STATUS In Development LANGUAGE English PRODUCED BY Stallion Film Minds Eye Entertainment MPAA RATING N/A OFFICIAL SITES N/A DIRECTED BY Mark A.Z. Dippé WRITTEN BY Mark A.Z. Dippé Johnny Hartman Hideyuki Kikuchi (book) STARRING N/A PROJECT DETAILS Filming was hoped to begin in early '07. Said to be budgeted at $50-to-$60-million. Director Mark Dippe (Spawn) will also co-produce and script with Johnny Hartmann. This project was originally announced back in 2006. This is a live-action movie based on the original books by Hideyuki Kikuchi, which was then adapted into an anime in the late 80's an a live-action movie in the early 90's.