Sony Pictures India unveils 2012 lineup

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures India expects 2012 to be a terrific year as it has unveiled its lineup that has five major franchises coming back.

The lineup includes Men in Black 3 with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in 3D (May), The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D (July), the remake of 1991 blockbuster Total Recall with Colin Farrell (August) and Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution in 3D (September).

The next film is the Bond franchise titled Skyfall (November). The lineup will end with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained that stars Leonardo DiCaprio on 28 December.

Earlier this month, Sony Pictures released Kate Beckinsale’s fourth instalment of the Underworld series – Underworld: Awakening in 3D.

Said Sony Pictures India managing director Kercy Daruwala, "After completing 75 years as a studio in India, and ending last 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 lineup with five major franchises coming back. Together these franchises have made over Rs 2.61 billion at the box office in India. I am confident that these new titles are going to create new records. "

The other films in the lineup include I Hate You Dad, Premium Rush, the claymation comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits, the 3D animated film Hotel Transylvania and a revival of the cult 80s‘ TV series 21 Jump Street.

"On the whole, we have an ideal mix of several big blockbuster action movies as well as comedy, drama and family films with an arsenal of great directors and top rung stars,” said Daruwala.

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