2014 #savethedate: Local release dates for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘The Fault in our Stars,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ and more from 20th Century Fox

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in Philippine cinemas on May (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens in Philippine cinemas on May 22. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

We’ve already shared with you the 2014 releases from Warner Bros. and Solar-UIP (Universal, Paramount, Solar). Today, we present to you the 2014 lineup of 20th Century Fox. But first, our top picks (in order of release)!

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – May 22

Genre: Action, superhero
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Danile Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past–to save our future. (Official synopsis)

Why we’re excited: This super team-up sounds even more interesting than The Avengers, and that’s saying a lot.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 – June 11

Genre: Animation, adventure
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Djimon Hounsou, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington
Studio: DreamWorks Animation

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout, and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (Official synopsis) 

Why we’re excited: How to Train Your Dragon was the very first non-Pixar cartoon that made us cry.

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – Aug. 20

Genre: Drama, romance
Director: Josh Boone
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Mat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them–and us–on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Fault in Our Stars, based upon the No. 1 bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. (Official synopsis)

Why we’re excited: Everybody seems to love the book.

There is no trailer yet, but here is the first official poster. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is the first official poster. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

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THE MAZE RUNNER – Sept. 18

Genre: Sci-fi, thriller
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner (Official synopsis)

Why we’re excited: Mazes!

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from the movie's Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from the movie’s Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

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GONE GIRL – Oct. 2

Genre: Thriller
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Missi Pyle, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? (Novel synopsis excerpt from Random House website)

Why we’re excited: Ben Affleck! David Fincher! Neil Patrick Harris!

There is no trailer yet, but here is a production/movie still. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is a production/movie still. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

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THE REST OF 20TH CENTURY FOX IN 2014:

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – Jan. 8

Genre: Family, adventure, animation
Director: Neil Nightingale
Voice cast: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone, Paul Leonard-Morgan

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you’ve ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. (Official synopsis)

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY – Jan. 22

Genre: Fantasy, comedy, drama
Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine

Ben Stiller directs and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber‘s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job, along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig), is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (Official synopsis)

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THE MONUMENTS MEN – Feb. 12

Genre: Action-thriller
Director: George Clooney
Cast: Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban
U.S. distributor: Sony Pictures

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys–seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1–possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. (Official synopsis)

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THE BOOK THIEF – Feb. 19

Genre: Drama
Director: Brian Percival
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer

Based on the beloved bestselling book by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany. (Official synopsis)

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MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN – March 6

Genre: Animation, comedy
Director: Rob Minkoff
Voice cast: Ty Burrell, Allison Janney, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stephen Tobolowsky, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell
Studio: DreamWorks Animation

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine–The WABAC-to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.

Before they forever alter the past, present, and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history. (Official synopsis)

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DEVIL’S DUE – March 19

Genre: Horror
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Zach Gilford, Allison Miller

After a mysterious night during their honeymoon, a young newlywed couple notice mysterious people following and spying on them. Eventually, these people are revealed to be Christian heretics who believe they can use some of Christianity’s earliest symbols to bring forth the Anti-Christ. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to pregnancy nerves. But as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. (Official synopsis)

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RIO 2 – April 9

Genre: Animation, adventure
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Will.I.Am, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon, Natalie Morales

The entire cast of the animated smash Rio returns in Rio 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color, and music, Rio 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. (Official synopsis)

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – April 19

Genre: Comedy, drama
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Kietel, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Bob Balaban
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H,
a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the
wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most
trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a
priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous
family fortune–all against the backdrop of a suddenly and
dramatically changing Continent. (Official synopsis)

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THE OTHER WOMAN – May 7

Genre: Comedy
Director: Nick Cassevetes
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Kinney

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. (Official synopsis) 

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – July 10

Genre: Sci-fi
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Gary Oldman, Jocko Sims, Kodi Smit-McPhee

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. (Official synopsis)

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THE BOOK OF LIFE – Oct. 22

Genre: Animation
Director: Jorge Gutierrez
Voice cast: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo
Co-producer: Guillermo del Toro

An animated comedy with a unique visual style, The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from a Book of  Life Facebook page.

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from a Book of
Life Facebook page.


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THE BUSINESS TRIP – Oct. 29

Genre: Comedy
Director: Ken Scott
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Tom Wilkinson

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable–and unimaginable–way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is star Vince Vaughn in his  most recent movie with 20th Century Fox, "The Internship."

There is no trailer yet, but here is star Vince Vaughn in his
most recent movie with 20th Century Fox, “The Internship.”


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HOME – Nov. 27

Genre: Animation
Director: Tim Johnson
Cast: Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin
Studio: DreamWorks Animation

A friendly alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien named Oh accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl named Tip. The two become unlikely buddies and embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, in which our alien hero learns what it really means to be human. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from a Home movie Facebook page.

There is no trailer yet, but here is a photo from a Home movie
Facebook page.


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EXODUS – Dec. 11

Genre: Religious epic
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley

A retelling of the story of Moses, from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

There is no trailer yet, but here is a first-look photo first published by "Empire."

There is no trailer yet, but here is a first-look photo first
published by “Empire.”

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