Best Fantasy Films of 2012
In the words of a great visionary, they say that movies are often the stuff of creativity and imagination. Some have even dared to call it a new form of magic that continues to delight audiences to this day. Over the years, films have given society such thought provoking stories, while tickling our imaginations. Sometimes movies can immerse us in deeply their stories, or they can take us to escape somewhere magical. Sometimes films can take us over the rainbow, or beyond. Whatever the case may be, there's no denying that films have always served as the ultimate escapism for movie audiences. That's why I'm proud to present the "Best Fantasy films of 2012."
In this hub, you'll find various previews of fantasy films set to be released in 2012; along with their trailers. However, some of these films have yet to release a trailer, but I will be updating this hub throughout the month, as soon as it becomes available.
Another thing worth noting is that some of my readers might notice some of these movies appearing in some of my other preview hubs recently. The reason behind this is because I can't assume you all will read each one, as I've taken the liberty to categorize them, and many of these films fall within multiple genres.
Also be sure to check your local listings, as release dates are subject to change.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, Cate Blanchett, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Richard Armitage, Ian Holm, Lee Pace
Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg
Cast: Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Anna Kendrick, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Michael Sheen, Mackenzie Foy, Maggie Grace, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Fascinelli, Jamie Campbell Bower
Synopsis: The epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen concludes in this final installment of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series. DREAMGIRLS' Bill Condon directs this second segment of the two-film adaptation.
Release Date: November 16, 2012
Snow White & the Huntsman
Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Evan Daugherty, Hossein Amini, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Vincent Regan, Dave Legeno, Noah Huntley, Joey Ansah, Jamie Blackley, Brian Gleeson
Synopsis: Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Wrath of the Titans
Director: John Liebesman
Writers: Dan Mazeau, Steven Knight, David Johnson, Greg Berlanti, Beverly Cross
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, Toby Kebbell, Edgar Ramirez
Synopsis: Five years after his first adventure, Perseus rules Argos with Andromeda at his side and a newborn baby as their heir. But in the shadows lurks Calibos, the cursed demon thought dead, and now out for revenge.
Release Date: March 30, 2012
Director: Tarsem Singh
Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Melissa Wallack, Jason Keller
Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Michael Lerner, Robert Emms, Martin Klebba, Danny Woodburn, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark
Synopsis: When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen.
Synopsis: March 16, 2012
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Director: Peter Hedges
Writers: Peter Hedges, Ahmet Zappa
Cast: Jennifer Gardner, Joel Edgerton, Cameron "CJ" Adams, Common, Dianne Wiest, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith, Rhoda Griffis, Michael Arden, Odeya Rush, Karan Kendrick, Kendall Ryan Sanders, Michael Beasley
Synopsis: A childless couple, unable to conceive, buries all their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard. One day, they wake up to find that a child is born, but the child is not all that it appears.
Release Date: August 15, 2012
The Return of Captain Kidd
Director: Kern Konwiser
Writers: Kern Konwiser, Jymn Magon
Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Jimmy Bennett, Connor Price, Jackson Bond, Jennifer Sommerfield, Dylan Hanson, Spencer Harrison Levin
Synopsis: A pair of brothers stumble upon the ghost of a famous pirate.
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Director: Ben Shelton
Writer: Skyler Caleb
Cast: Skyler Caleb, Meg Cionni, Tim Daly, Alison Haislip, Tara Molika Erickson, Steve Moulton, Keith Coogan, Sam Daly, Wade Williams, Siri Baruc, John Ross Bowie, Sanford Holsapple, Randy McDowell, Christian Colloway, Ron Artest
Synopsis: A young man on the verge of success meets a beautiful woman he can inexplicably connect with in his dreams.
Release Date: September 16, 2012
Black & White in Colors
Director: Leonardo Corbucci
Writer: Leonardo Corbucci
Cast: Leonardo Corbucci, Kitodar Todorov, Dragomir Sholev, Tanya Mickov, Ruslan Kupenov, Bogdan Kazandjiev
Synopsis: It's a story about two men and a woman in a love triangle... But in another world, in another time. We are watching the story from the altered point of view of a person, who believes that feelings are not under control. In his mind real becomes unreal, what he likes becomes gradually "reality", but also his subconscious takes part in the events. As an inevitable solving verdict, something vanishes and something enters the depths of himself and his world.
Release Date: May 14, 2012
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