20th Century Fox Reveals 2012 Lineup

Another year is ending but that also means a new one is dawning. 20th Century Fox has just revealed its 2012 lineup and boy are we excited. It's a mix of big screen adaptation of classic favorites from television and books, phenomenal movie franchises being continued, reinvented or being repackaged for the new decade and a novelty mix of ideas. You can catch all of the top 2012 movies of 20th Century Fox after the break but mind you, it's a pretty long list.

The cast of “Alvin and the Chipmunks” strikes a third time in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” where Dave (Jason Lee) is on board a luxury cruise liner with the gang for a well-deserved break. Accidentally, they find themselves in a deserted island after going overboard during the trip. Thinking that they have found a tropical paradise, they soon find out that they are not alone.

“We Bought A Zoo” translates Benjamin Mee’s inspiring journey on the big screen. The movie will headline Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson, Elle Fanning and Thomas Haden Church. The movie is a story of triumph over adversity to save Dartmoor Zoo and the lives of the exotic animals that were destined to be put down.

“Darkest Hour” is the latest from the mind of Chris Gorak whose art direction influenced “Fight Club” and “Minority Report”. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Olivia Thirlby. The group is in Moscow when they are suddenly trapped in an alien attack.

Supervised by George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic, “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” undergoes meticulous technological and artistic conversion for its long-awaited 3D movie release. Navigating within a galaxy far, far away, the movie conversion is set to deliver most of the Saga’s amazing scenes from the peaceful planet of Naboo to nearby ally and warring galaxies.

Tom Hardy and Chris Pine face a kind of war that’s hard to admit defeat when they both find out that they are battling for Reese Witherspoon’s undivided attention in “This Means War”. Inseparable since they were kids, both became the best CIA operatives who now turn against each other just because of a girl. Not your typical romcom right?

“Chronicle” asks what are you capable of doing when you have special powers? The movie is reminiscent of thrillers shot in real time documentary-style such as “The Blairwitch Project” and “Cloverfield.” Three high school kids unwittingly take matters into their own hands when they suddenly acquire special powers after being exposed to a mysterious substance from the woods and their darker sides soon begin to take over.

Coinciding with Titanic’s centennial year since sailing, James Cameron’s “Titanic” will be re-released in 3D. Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) is a 17-year-old upper-class American who falls for a free-spirited young passenger named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Once he opens her eyes to the world that lies outside her gilded cage, Rose and Jack's forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes across the years into the present and not even the sinking of Titanic can come between them.

From television’s classic black and white era, “The Three Stooges” hilarious slapstick goes all colored on the big screen. Starring Will Sasso, Sean Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos, this is the story of three orphans named Larry, Joe and Moe remotely raised by nuns.

Known for his visceral presentation of the future from his movies “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” Ridley Scott’s latest 3D vision of the future will soon be revealed in “Prometheus”. Starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, the film introduces a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest and most dangerous corners of the universe. Testing their physical and mental limits, they soon discover that they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

From the pages of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” stars Benjamin Walker directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Like the pop-novel mash-up on which the movie is based on, the movie follows Lincoln from his boyhood through his assassination by John Wilkes Booth and beyond. Young Lincoln, having learned that his grandfather and mother were killed by vampires, vows to kill every last blood-sucker in the country.

From the hugely successful “Ice Age” franchise, the endearing fun troupe of Manny and Ellie the mammoths along with Diego the saber-toothed tiger, Sid the sloth, Scrat, possums Crash and Eddie are back. In “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all.

Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn reunite in “Neighborhood Watch” about a man who moves from the big city to the suburbs, and worries that his life will be boring now that he is away from the excitement of the metropolis. But after signing up for the local neighborhood watch patrol, he’s soon thrust into uncovering a massive conspiracy.

Based on the best-selling kid-friendly book by Jeff Kinney of the same title, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” finds Greg Heffley in a dilemma over his wimpy ways. Having realized that hard habits are hard to break, Greg couldn’t just make his father understand that he will never change being wimpy despite efforts to make his son toughen up.

A follow up on Luc Besson’s 2008 surprise hard-core action film “Taken,” Liam Neeson’s character Bryan Mills shares more of the action with Maggie Grace’s Kim in “Taken 2.” Mills, having been captured by a nemesis whose son was killed exacts revenge and lays the burden on Kim to save her parents.

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