Sony releases 2012 line-up

MUMBAI: After ending 2011 on an encouraging note with the success of The Adventures of Tintin, Sony Pictures has announced the line-up for next year with five major franchises being brought back along with awaited films from directors of the likes of David Fincher and Quentin Tarantino.

The year begins with the already critically acclaimed and award-nominated The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first of a trilogy starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on 6 January, and ends with Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained starring Leonardo DiCaprio on 28 December.

Said Sony Pictures India managing director Kercy Daruwala, "After completing 75 years as a studio in India, and ending this past year on a high with the tremendous success of The Adventures of Tintin, I can say without a doubt that the best is yet to come. 2012 has a dream line-up with five major franchises coming back. Together these franchises have made over Rs. 261 crore at the box office in India."

The line-up includes the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones-starrer Men in Black 3 in 3D that will releases in May, The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D in July, Skyfall, the next film in the Bond franchise in November.

Also releasing would be the Kate Beckinsale-starrer Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment of the Underworld series in 3D in January and Milla Jovovich‘s Resident Evil: Retribution in 3D in September.

Also in the line-up are a remake of 1991 blockbuster Total Recall (releasing worldwide in August), Adam Sandler‘s comedy I Hate You Dad, Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, The Vow starring Rachel McAdams, claymation comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits, 3D animated film Hotel Transylvania and 21 Jump Streeti, a revival of the cult 80‘s TV serie,s now as a major motion picture.

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