11. Oz: The Great and Powerful
Have you ever wondered how the Wizard came to be in Oz? Well, wonder no more as Spiderman and Drag Me To Hell director Sam Raimi takes on the prequel to one of the most beloved stories of a generation.
The film will benefit from a star studded cast, including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. The trailer doesn't give away too much but it's clear that the visual effects, cinematography and costumes are going to play a key role. The colours are simply breathtaking and it's interesting to see a new take on the environment of Oz.
3D scanning is being taken care of by Frederick George Stuhrberg, who's already worked on the hugely successful Twilight Saga as well as Avengers Assemble, Iron Man 2 and X-Men: First Class.
Sony Pictutes Imageworks is in charge of the technical aspects including lighting and production and Luma Pictures are responsible for the digital and CGI factors. Both companies are hugely respected in the film industry, so this looks set to be a belter of a 3D movie.
For more information, visit the Oz: The Great and Powerful website.
12. Monsters University
In recent times, Pixar has been known to indulge a little too much in the whole prequels and sequels thing. Some have faired better than others - so once the prequel to the hugely successful Monsters Inc. was announced, there were some yelps of joy and some groans of disappointment.
However, when the teaser trailer was released everyone was very much in the same boat: this looks to be one of Pixar's funniest films. Monsters Inc. was a feat for Pixar in itself; released in 2001, it was the first time the animators tackled fur and hair in the form of Sully and boy, did they nail that one!
It's exciting to see what the animators will bring to the table this time not to mention Dan Scanlan, for whom Monsters University will be his first major directorial role. Happily, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Billy Crystal are all back to reprise their roles.
Michael Stocker is acting as directing animator and is certainly the perfect choice if his past successes on The Incredibles and Toy Story 3 are anything to go by. We can't wait for this one! (In the meatime, check out the brilliant spoof website.)
For more information, visit the Monsters University Facebook page.
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