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2009 Warner Bros. Picture Preview: ‘Terminator Salvation,’ ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Inkheart,’ More

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A Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) shows off its ability to display an entire spectrum of color on its skin, in Whyalla, South Australia, for the filming of the IMAX 3D film Under the Sea 3D. Photo by Michele Hall

CHICAGO – Warner Brothers has released a slate of images from their entire 2009 schedule of films, the first half of which are included in a 25-image slideshow below. The second half of the 2009 Warner Brothers slate will be posted a week from today, January 19th, 2009.

This 25-image slideshow contains official press images and schedule information for the recently announced slate of films to be released by Warner Brothers Pictures in the first half of 2009 including new movies starring Brendan Fraser, Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johannson, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Christian Bale, Jennifer Connelly, and Drew Barrymore.

These 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures include “Inkheart,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Friday the 13th,” “Under the Sea 3D,” “Watchmen,” “Observe and Report,” “17 Again,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” and “Terminator Salvation”. All films have images in the slideshow below.

The release dates, cast lists, and filmmaker information for these Warner Brothers Pictures films can be found below in chronological order, followed by a slideshow of available images.

“Inkheart”
Release Date: January 23rd, 2009
Director: Iain Softley
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron

Synopsis: “Mortimer “Mo” Folchart and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie, share an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages. On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo locates a book he’s been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa, vanished into its mystical world. But Mo’s plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn, the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father’s gift, demands that she bring to life his most powerful ally, the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family—some from the real world, some from the pages of books—and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.”

“He’s Just Not That Into You”
Release Date: February 6th, 2009
Director: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Kris Kristofferson, Justin Long

Synopsis: “An all-star cast is featured in the stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life. Trying to read the signs of the opposite sex, each hopes to be the exception to the “no exceptions” rule.”

“Friday the 13th”
Release Date: February 13th, 2009
Director: Marcus Nispel
Writers: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift
Cast: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Derek Mears

Synopsis: “In this re-imagining of the classic horror film, Clay searches for his missing sister in the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that’s not the only thing lying in wait under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has, with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history—the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete…Jason Voorhees.”

“Under the Sea 3D”
Release Date: Exclusively in IMAX on February 13th, 2009
Director: Howard Hall
Narrator: Jim Carrey

Synopsis: “This new IMAX adventure transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. It offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change. In IMAX 3D, the images will literally leap off the screen and float around the theatre, putting the audience in the movie.”

“Watchmen”
Release Date: March 6th, 2009
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: David Hayter and Alex Tse
Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson

Synopsis: “A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” - which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union - is set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?”

“Observe and Report”
Release Date: April 10th, 2009
Director: Jody Hill
Writer: Jody Hill
Cast: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Michael Pena, Ray Liotta

Synopsis: “At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won’t give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.”

“17 Again”
Release Date: April 17th, 2009
Director: Burr Steers
Writer: Jason Filardi
Cast: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Synopsis: “What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O’Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike’s glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.”

“Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”
Release Date: May 1st, 2009
Director: Mark Waters
Writers: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Emma Stone, Anne Archer, Robert Forster

Synopsis: “Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor who thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul’s wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships—past, present and future. Together they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love…or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.”

“Terminator Salvation”
Release Date: May 22nd, 2009
Director: McG
Writers: Michael Ferris & John Brancato, Paul Haggis, Jonathan Nolan, Shaun Ryan, Anthony Zuiker
Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Common

Synopsis: “The highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise is set in post-apocalyptic 2018. John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.”

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos credited to ©Warner Brothers. All rights reserved. Specific photographer credits where noted.

  1. Inkheart_1: Helen Mirren as Elinor, Brendan Fraser as Mo, Rafi Gavron as Farid, Eliza Bennett as Meggie, and Paul Bettany as Dustfinger in New Line Cinema’s fantasy adventure Inkheart, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Murray Close

  2. Inkheart_2: Fenoglio (Jim Broadbent, middle) finds his original manuscript for Inkheart as Mo (brendan Fraser, left) and Dustfinger (Paul Bettany, right) anxiously grab at the pages in New Line Cinema’s fantasy adventure Inkheart, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Murray Close

  3. Hes_Just_Not_1: Drew Barrymore stars as Mary and Scarlett Johansson stars as Anna in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Darren Michaels

  4. Hes_Just_Not_2: Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Gigi, Jennifer Aniston stars as Beth and Jennifer Connelly stars as Janine in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Darren Michaels

  5. Hes_Just_Not_3: Justin Long star as Alex and Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Gigi in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Darren Michaels

  6. Hes_Just_Not_4: Scarlett Johansson stars as Anna and Bradley Cooper stars as Ben in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Darren Michaels

  7. Friday_the_13th_1: Jason (Derek Mears) prepares to slash a victim in New Line Cinema’s horror film “Friday the 13th,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by John P. Johnson

  8. Friday_the_13th_2: Bree (Julianna Guill, left) is unsuspecting of the danger she might be in as Jason (Derek Mears) lurks in the shadows in New Line Cinema’s horror film “Friday the 13th,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by John P. Johnson

  9. Under_The_Sea_1: A Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) shows off its ability to display an entire spectrum of color on its skin, in Whyalla, South Australia, for the filming of the IMAX® 3D film Under the Sea 3D. Photo © 2008 Michele Hall used with permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

  10. Under_The_Sea_2: A Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) shows off its ability to display an entire spectrum of color on its skin, in Whyalla, South Australia, for the filming of the IMAX® 3D film Under the Sea 3D. Photo © 2008 Michele Hall used with permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

  11. Watchmen_1: Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures action/sci-fi “Watchmen.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

  12. Watchmen_2: Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II, Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures action/sci-fi “Watchmen.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

  13. Watchmen_3: Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan in Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures action/sci-fi “Watchmen.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

  14. Watchmen_4: Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian, Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures “Watchmen.”Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

  15. Observe_and_Report_1: Seth Rogen stars as Ronnie in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comedy “Observe and Report,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Peter Sorel

  16. Observe_and_Report_2: Anna Faris as Brandi and Seth Rogen as Ronnie in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ comedy “Observe and Report,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Peter Sorel

  17. 17_Again_1: Zac Efron stars as young Mike O’Donnell in New Line Cinema’s release “17 Again,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick

  18. 17_Again_2: Zac Efron stars as Young Mike O’Donnell in New Line Cinema’s release “17 Again,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick

  19. 17_Again_3: Young Mike O’Donnell (Zac Efron) confronts the school bully Stan (Hunter Parrish) in New Line Cinema’s release “17 Again,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick

  20. Ghosts_of_Girlfriends_1: Connor (Matthew McConaughey) reacts to Jenny’s (Jennifer Garner) quick wit in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Ron Batzdorff

  21. Ghosts_of_Girlfriends_2: Connor (Matthew McConaughey) tries to prevent a wedding cake from toppling over in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Ron Batzdorff

  22. Ghosts_of_Girlfriends_3: Jenny (Jennifer Garner, left) and Brad (Daniel Sunjata, right) listen to the Minister (Tom Kemp, background) announcing them married while Connor (Matthew McConaughey, center) is powerless to stop them in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Ron Batzdorff

  23. Terminator_Salvation_1: Christian Bale stars as John Connor in Warner Bros. Pictures action/sci-fi feature “Terminator Salvation.” Photo by Richard Foreman

  24. Terminator_Salvation_2: Christian Bale stars as John Connor and Sam Worthington stars as Marcus Wright in Warner Bros. Pictures action/sci-fi feature “Terminator Salvation.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

  25. Terminator_Salvation_3: Christian Bale stars as John Connor in Warner Bros. Pictures action/sci-fi feature “Terminator Salvation.” Photo by Richard Foreman

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