The Warner Brothers Fall Preview


Originally Published: September 1, 2005

Hollywood’s long, dreary summer finally is over. Now it’s on to the good stuff. And it better be good, if film studios hope to salvage what’s shaping up as the worst year for film attendance since the late 1990s.

After a summer season that left audiences generally uninterested, the fall and holiday lineup offers the promise of fresh films with an exotic cast of characters. Here is Warner Brothers offerings for the Fall Season:

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
A man who puts a wedding ring on the finger of a woman’s skeleton as a joke gets more than he bargained for when she comes back as a ghost and claims that she is now legally his bride. See photos and trailers from the Corpse Bride RIGHT HERE »

Syriana is a political thriller starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, about the CIA’s false confidence concerning the future of Middle East after the end of the Cold War. See photos and find out more about Syriana HERE »

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. See photos and trailers from Kiss, Kiss Bang Bang RIGHT HERE »

V for Vendetta
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as V uses terrorist tactics to fight against a totalitarian society. V For Vendetta is being produced by The Wachowski Brothers, who bought us The Matrix Trilogy. Find out all about V and the trailer for the film RIGHT HERE »

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry finds himself selected as an underaged competitor in a dangerous multi-wizardary school competition. Read the full synopsis and see photos and trailers from the latest Harry Potter film RIGHT HERE »

North Country
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States — Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. Below is a photo from North Country.

Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) prepares to address members of her union in this dramatic scene from North Country, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Participant Productions, an Industry Entertainment production of a Niki Caro Film.

Rumor Has It
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate — and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event. Below are some images from Rumor Has It. See the trailer for the film RIGHT HERE »

(above) Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Aniston star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ romantic comedy Rumor Has It, also starring Kevin Costner and Shirley MacLaine and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Jennifer Aniston stars in Rumor Has It.
Still undetermined is the sci-fi fantasy The Fountain, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. I think that film may be pushed back to early 2006.