Quick! A Pre-Strike Movie List is Released!

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We’ve only been reporting light rumblings of the major impending strike that is going to halt all of the production progress in Hollywood next June, mostly because we have absolutely no idea what the hell it is all about. But thanks to my compadre John Campea over at The Movie Blog, I have a much better understanding of why the WGA, DGA, and SAG are mad at the AMPTA. Now if only I could figure out what those acronyms stand for.

On top of having a better idea of what is going on (and you would to if you read John’s article) I am also a little intrigued by a memo that our friends a ComingSoon.net intercepted. It is a memo that has been going around to all of the talent agencies in Hollywood, listing all of the projects that studios are fast-tracking so that they can be done before the strike. To clarify, in order to be allowed to finish the film, the project must be in post-production by June. Interested in seeing which films Hollywood is going to be rushing through in order to take your almighty dollar in 2008? Take a look below.

From Coming Soon:

    THE LIST (D = Director):

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    BURNING PLAIN D: Guillermo Arriaga
    VILLAIN D: Martin Campbell

    BALDWIN
    ATLAS SHRUGGED D: Vadim Perelman
    INDISCRETION D: Tony Goldwyn
    LUNA D: Deepa Mehta

    BEACON
    CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN D: Kip Williams

    DISNEY
    ADVENTURELAND D: Greg Mottola
    ALICE D: tba
    AMERICAN DOG (animated) D: Chris Sanders
    BEDTIME STORIES D: Adam Shankman
    BOY SOLDIER D: Oliver Higschbiegel
    A CHRISTMAS CAROL D: Robert Zemeckis
    CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC D: PJ Hogan
    DOUBT D: John Patrick Shanley
    ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN D: Andy Fickman
    G-FORCE (animated) D: Hoyt Yeatman
    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 D: Kenny Ortega
    JUNGLE CRUISE D: tba
    LIBERTY D: tba
    PRINCE OF PERSIA D: tba
    PRINCESS AND THE FROG (animated) D: Ron Clements & John Musker
    PROPOSAL, THE D: Robert Luketic
    SCHOOLED D: Walt Becker
    SNOW D: Francis Lawrence

    DIMENSION
    CELL D: Eli Roth
    COMEBACK D: Fred Durst
    PORKY’S D: tba
    SUPERHEROES D: Craig Mazin
    WEDDING RINGER FKA GOLDEN TUX D: Lavender and Garelick
    YOUTH IN REVOLT D: tba

    DREAMWORKS
    CAMP CREEPY TIME D: tba
    DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS D: Jay Roach
    EAGLE EYE D: DJ Caruso
    GHOST TOWN D: David Koepp
    HOTEL FOR DOGS D: Thor Freudenthal
    I LOVE YOU MAN D: John Hamburg
    RIVALS, THE D: John Madden
    SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE D: tba
    SIEGE OF FULTON AVE D: tba
    SOLOIST, THE aka IMAGINING BEETHOVEN D: Joe Wright
    THOUSAND WORDS D: tba
    TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 D: Steven Spielberg
    WEDNESDAY D: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
    WILL D: tba

    FOCUS
    SERIOUS MAN, THE D: Coen Bros
    CURVEBALL D: (Josh Marston)
    LITTLE GAME D: Ang Lee
    NICK AND NORAH D: Peter Sollett
    MEMORY OF A KILLER D: tba
    PIANO TUNER D: Werner Herzog
    SIN NOMBRE D: Cary Fukunaga

    FOX
    A-TEAM D: tba
    COOL SCHOOL D: tba
    DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL D: Scott Derrikson
    FANTASTIC VOYAGE D: Roland Emmerich
    GULLIVERS TRAVELS D: tba
    MAGNETO D: David Goyer
    ME TIME D: tba
    RUNAWAY TRAIN D: Martin Campbell
    SELLING TIME D: tba
    STREET FIGHTER D: Andrezej Bartkowiak
    THEY CAME FROM UPSTAIRS D: John Schultz
    TOOTH FAIRY D: tba
    TROUBLE MAN FKA WICHITA D: Tom Dey
    USED GUYS D: Jay Roach
    WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS D: Tom Vaughn
    WOLVERINE D: Gavin Hood

    FOX ATOMIC
    BRAD CUTTER RUINED MY LIFE D: Ari Sandel
    CAPTAIN AWESOME D: tba
    DON’T SEND HELP D: tba
    I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER D: tba
    PLAYBOYS D: Trevor Moore/Zack Creggors
    SPACE INVADER D: Andrew Currie
    SMASH AND GRAB D: (John Moore)

    FOX SEARCHLIGHT
    500 DAYS OF SUMMER D: Marc Webb
    KIDNAP D: Nate Gwaltney
    NOTORIOUS D: George Tillman
    RABBIT HOLE D: (Sam Raimi)
    SECRET LIFE OF BEES D: Gina Prince Bythewood
    TOGETHER D: Miguel Arteta
    WAY BACK D: tba

    FOX 2000
    AFTERLIFE D: tba
    ANOTHER BULLSH*T NIGHT IN SUCK CITY D: Paul Weitz
    BACHELOR BOYS D: tba
    BOYS NEXT DOOR D: tba
    CONTACT ZERO D: tba
    DALLAS D: Betty Thomas
    LIFE OF PI D: Jean Pierre Jeunet
    LUCKY STRIKE D: Tony Scott
    MARLEY AND ME D: David Frankel
    MONTE CARLO FKA HEADHUNTERS D: Tom Bezucha
    RAMONA D: Liz Allen
    SHADOW DIVERS D: tba
    TOWNHOUSE D: John Carney
    WOLF BROTHER D: Catherine Hardwicke

    GOLD CIRCLE
    ARCANUM D: Randall Wallace
    CHILLED IN MIAMI D: Jonas Elmer
    FLYPAPER D: tbd
    HONEYMOON’S OVER D: tbd

    HBO FILMS
    CONNIE & RUTH D: Jane Anderson
    RECOUNT D: Jay Roach

    INTERMEDIA
    KILLER’S GAME D: Simon Crane

    LAKESHORE
    GAME D: Neveldine & Taylor
    LINCOLN LAWYER D: tba

    LIONSGATE
    5 KILLERS D: Mark Helfrich
    ADDICTED D: Peter Medak
    ATLAS SHRUGGED D: Vadim Perelman
    BACHELOR #2 D: Howard Deutch
    CHURCHBOY D: Sonu Gonera
    MEATBALLS D: John Whitesell
    PARTY BOYS D: Pate Bros.
    PUNISHER II D: Lexi Alexander
    SHRINK D: Kevin Donovan
    SPIRIT, THE D: Frank Miller
    TULIA D: John Singleton

    MANDATE
    CURVE D: Charles Stone
    DOGS OF BABEL D: tba
    WHIP IT D: Drew Barrymore

    MIRAMAX
    HERO D: Julian Farino
    RESURRECTIONISTS, THE (BA) D: John Madden

    NEW LINE
    20,000 LEAGUES D: tba
    $40,000 MAN D: tba
    APPALOOSA D: Ed Harris
    CONRAIL D: Ericson Core
    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK D: Len Wiseman
    FOUR CHRISTMASES D: Seth Gordon
    GEARS OF WAR D: tba
    GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST D: Mark Waters
    HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU D: Ken Kwapis
    HONEYMOON WITH HARRY D: tbd
    KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW D: Neil Jordan
    KING OF KONG D: Seth Gordon
    MILD THINGS D: Frank Coraci
    MY SISTER’S KEEPER D: Nick Cassavetes
    PAPER WINGS D: tba
    SEX & THE CITY D: Michael King
    SNITCH D: Carl Franklin
    TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE D: Robert Schwentke

    NEW REGENCY
    BIG MOMMA’S 3 D: tba
    BRIDE WARS D: tba
    CAGE D: tba
    CAPRICORN ONE D: tba
    DALLAS D: (Betty Thomas)
    MONTE CARLO aka HEADHUNTERS D: Tom Bezucha
    VOLTRON D: tbd

    OVERTURE
    105 DEGREES D: Jon AMiel
    HUMBOLT PARK D: tba
    RIGHTEOUS KILL D: Jon Avnet
    LAST CHANCE HARVEY D: Joel Hopkins

    PARAMOUNT
    ANGUS, THONGS D: Gurinder Chadha
    CHEF D: tba
    FIGHTER, THE D: Darren Aronofsky
    GI JOE D: tba
    I WANT TO _____ YOUR SISTER D: tba
    LOVE GURU D: Marco Schnabel
    MEN MAKING MUSIC D: Clay Tarver
    NOWHERE LAND D: Karey Kirkpatrick
    PSYCHO FUNKY CHIMP D: Ruben Fleischer
    STAR TREK D: JJ Abrams
    THOR D: Matthew Vaughn
    TORSO D: David Fincher
    UNTITLED CAMERON CROWE D: Cameron Crowe
    YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY D: Julian Farino
    WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE D: tba
    WORLD WAR Z D: tba

    PARAMOUNT VANTAGE
    AMERICAN STORAGE D: Andrew Cohen
    CAGED D: Chris Kentis
    DON READY FKA CLAY HUJKO LIKES CARS D: Neal Brennan
    DEFIANCE D: Ed Zwick
    DIRT D: tba

    ROGUE
    BELCOO EXPERIMENT D: James Gunn
    BFF D: tba
    CASTLEVANIA D: Sylvain White
    DYNOMITE D: Paul Feig
    FIGHTIN’ D: Dito Montiel
    LABOR DAY MASON D: Will Gluck
    LOST SQUAD D: Leger & Mather
    NEAR DARK D: Sam Bayer

    SCREEN GEMS
    ARMORED D: Nimrod Antal
    BONE DEEP D: John Luessenhop
    BURIAL, THE D: tba
    CROSSING, THE D: tba
    INSANITARIUM D: Jeff Buhler
    LODGER D:David Ondaatje
    KINGDOM COME D: tba
    PHENOM D: tba
    UNT MARDI GRAS D: Phil Dornfeld

    SPYGLASS
    ANTHONY ZIMMER D: Lasse Hallstrom
    IRONBOW D: Derin Seale

    SONY
    AGAINST ALL ENEMIES D: Robert Redford
    ALIEN UPRISING D: Wolfgang Peterson
    ANGELS AND DEMONS D: Ron Howard
    BASTER D: Speck & Gordon
    BIG MAN ON CAMPUS D: tba
    BOND 22 D: Marc Forster
    BROTHERS D: Jim Sheridan
    EDWIN A. SALT D: Terry George
    FANTASY ISLAND D; tba
    GRAYS, THE D: Wolfgang Peterson
    I DREAM OF JEANNIE D: tba
    JULIE JULIA D: Nora Ephron
    MONSTER HUNTER D: David Dobkin
    SAMMY’S HILL D: David O. Russell
    SEVEN POUNDS D: Gabriele Muccino
    STEP-BROTHERS D: Adam Mckay
    THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS D: Steve Zaillian
    TAKING OF PELHAM 123 D: Tony Scott
    TOKYO SUCKERPUNCH D: tba
    YEAR ONE D: Harold Ramis
    VOYEUR D: tba

    SONY CLASSICS
    DANCING WITH SHIVA D: Jonathan Demme

    SUMMIT
    DJINN D: Nicholas Refn
    NEED D: Ryan Murphy
    PARENTAL GUIDANCE D: tba
    RAT BASTARD D: Gary Winick
    SEX DRIVE D: Sean Anders

    UNITED ARTISTS
    BIRDCAGE 2 D: tba
    PINKVILLE D: Oliver Stone

    UNIVERSAL
    ABSENT HEARTS D: Jim Whitaker
    BARBARELLA D: Robert Rodriguez
    BIG BROTHERS D: David Wain
    CHANGELING, THE D: Clint Eastwood
    CIRQUE DU FREAK D: Paul Weitz
    CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON D: Breck Eisner
    DARK FIELDS D: tba
    DRACULA YEAR ZERO D: Alex Proyas
    FAST & FURIOUS 4 D: Justin Lin
    HURRICAINE SEASON D: Billy Ray
    I, THALUS AKA OLYMPIAD D: Pete Segal
    LAND OF THE LOST D: Brad Silberling
    LA RIOTS D: Spike Lee
    LA SCORTA D: Asger Yeth
    MAN AND WIFE D: Gabriele Muccino
    MY NAME IS JODY WILLIAMS D: Audrey Wells
    NOTTINGHAM D: Ridley Scott
    ONE NATION UNDER BOB D: Tom Shadyac
    PHARM GIRL D: tba
    PLAYBOY D: Brett Ratner
    REPOSSESSION MAMBO D: Miguel Sapochnik
    RIPD D: David Dobkin
    SANDS OF TIME D: tba
    SCOTT PILGRIM D: Edgar Wright
    STATE OF PLAY D: Kevin McDonald
    SOURCE CODE D: tba
    TRAVELING D: Brandon Camp
    TRUMP HEIST D: Brett Ratner
    UNDOMESTIC GODDESS D: tba
    UNT CHARLES RANDOLPH D: tba
    UNT JON FAVREAU D: Jon Favreau
    WOLFMAN D: Mark Romanek

    WALDEN
    NARNIA 3 – DAWNTREADER D: Michael Apted
    NARNIA 4 – SILVER CHAIR D: tba
    CITY OF THE BEASTS D: tba
    TORTOISE AND THE HIPPO D: John Dykstra
    RELATIVITY D: tba

    WARNER BROS.
    1906 D: Brad Bird
    ALTERED CARBON D: James McTeigue
    ARRANGED D: Gary Winick
    CARPE DEMON D: tba
    CLASH OF THE TITANS D: tba
    DIRTY DOZEN D: Guy Ritchie
    FARRAGUT NORTH D: tba
    GUARDIANS OF GA’HOOLE D: tba
    HARRY POTTER 6 D: David Yates
    HEART SHAPED BOX D: Neil JOrdan
    HIMELFARB D: Miguel Arteta
    INCREDIBLE MR LIMPET D: Chris Columbus
    JUSTICE LEAGUE D: (George Miller)
    LOSERS D:
    MEN D: Todd Phillips
    MORTDECAI D: tbd
    NIGHTCRAWLERS D: McG
    PENETRATION D: Ridley Scott
    SHANTARAM D: Mira Nair
    SHERLOCK HOLMES D: tbd
    SPOOKS APPRENTICE D: Tim Burton
    THE TOWN D: Adrian Lyne
    YES MAN D: Peyton Reed

    WARNER INDEPENDENT
    DISASSOCIATE D: Zach Helm
    QUEEN OF THE SOUTH D: Jonathan Jakubowitz
    MAN WITHOUT A GUN D: Pete Travis
    MESSAGE FROM THE KING D: tba
    RUM DIARY D: Bruce Robinson
    WHITE JAZZ D: Joe Carnahan

    WEINSTEIN CO.
    BERNARD THE GENIE D: Richard Curtis
    FLETCH WON D: Steve Pink
    I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT D: David Frankel
    GOING DOWN FKA MUSKRAT LOVE D: (Andy Fickman)
    NINE D: Rob Marshall
    READER, THE D: Stephen Daldry
    SEVENTH SAMURAI D: (Justin Chadwick, Wayne Kramer?)
    SHANGHAI D: Mikael Hafstrom
    TULIP FEVER D: Peter Chelsom
    ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO D: Kevin Smith

    WORKING TITLE
    BAD NEWS INC. D: tba
    BURN AFTER READING D: Coen Bros
    EVEREST D: tba
    FOOD FIGHT D: Steve Brill
    IMPERIAL LIFE D: Paul Greengrass
    LOST FOR WORDS D: Suzanne Bier
    RIP, THE D: Roger Michell
    ROCK THE BOAT D: Richard Curtis
    YOUNG AT HEART D: tba

As you can see there are some fanboy dream projects like Star Trek, Magneto, Wolverine and The Spirit on the list. But there are also some really questionable projects like Fast and the Furious 4, Big Momma’s House 3 and The Birdcage 2. I mean, really Hollywood? Of all the great ideas that probably get tossed around out there, this is the best you can come up with? Oh well, at least there is a movie called I Want to _______ Your Sister, which is enough to keep me interested.

Is there anything on this list that interests you? Drop it in the comments box below.

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