PRESS STATEMENT FROM COLUMBIA PICTURES:
Columbia Pictures taps the best talents (Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Channing Tatum, Andrew Garfield, among others) to star in high-concept and interesting films that the studio will rollout in 2014. From original ideas to re-imaginings, from anticipated sequels to clever adaptations, Columbia's solid slate for the year promises to inspire, enlighten and entertain.
RoboCop. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)–a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit–is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Heaven is for Real. A young boy suffers a near-death-experience in which he claims to have visited heaven in this earnest inspirational drama based on the best-selling book of the same name. His astonished parents (Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly) seek meaning in the "miracle" that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside down.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
No Good Deed. A wife and mother of two (Taraji P. Henson), lives an ideal life that takes a turn when her family is threatened by a stranger (Idris Elba) who talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her terrorized and fighting for survival.
22 Jump Street. After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case–they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship.
Deliver Us From Evil. New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Sex Tape. A married couple (Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz) wakes up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.
The Equalizer. Denzel Washington plays a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston. He comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.
Interview. A talk show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) get wrapped up in a plot to kill North Korea's prime minister in this comedy from actor/writer/director Seth Rogen.
The Kitchen Sink. Vampires, humans and zombies used to get along in Dillford, but then something unexpected arrived and now it's humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. It's up to three teenagers (Vanessa Hudgens, Ed Westwick, Chris Zylka) to try to get things back to "normal."
Fury. Brad Pitt leads a tank crew (including Logan Lerman and Shia LaBeouf) in the final days of World War II in this war drama from End of Watch's David Ayer.
When The Game Stands Tall. Based on the inspirational true story of the De La Salle Spartans and visionary Coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who led a struggling high school football team to 12 undefeated seasons, the longest winning streak in American sports history, through his unyielding focus on character-building, faith, responsibility and commitment. In doing so, he created one of the country’s greatest football dynasties.
RoboCop, Amazing Spider-Man 2 lead Columbia's 2014 movie lineup
January 14, 2014