June 17, 2014


Even though we won’t be seeing these movies for a while, we now have the first official synopses for Victor Frankenstein (formerly just “Frankenstein“), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gods of Egypt, and Untitled Pets Project.  Briefly:

  • Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) and stars James McAvoy as the title character and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor.
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is directed by Tim Burton and based on the book by Ransom Riggs.
  • Gods of Egypt is directed by Alex Proyas and stars Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Elodie Yung.
  • Untitled Pets Project is an animated family film that will feature the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart.

Hit the jump for the synopses on these movies.  Also, the Gods of Egypt image we’ve using is not from the studio, it’s the Price of Egypt poster with the title Gods of Egypt.

daniel-radcliffe-FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein; Release Date: October 2, 2015

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel.  Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Release Date: July 31, 2015

From director Tim Burton and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale.  Sixteen-year-old Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers.  And they may still be alive.

miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-book-coverGods of Egypt; Release Date: February 12, 2016

Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt.  With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love.  Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord.  As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.

Untitled Pets Project; Release Date: Febuary 12, 2016

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school.  That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur, and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.  The buildings top dog, Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) a quick witted terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of his owner’s universe, finds his pampered life rocked when she brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills.  When this reluctant canine due find themselves out on the mean streets pf New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy-yet cunning bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), who’s building an army of ex-pets abandoned by their owners and out to turn the tables on humanity…all before dinner time.


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