Next Summer’s Blockbusters: "Marmaduke" and a "Footloose" for the New Millennium

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Jan. 8 2010 9:34 AM

Next Summer’s Blockbusters: "Marmaduke" and a "Footloose" for the New Millennium

It's no big secret that Hollywood churns out sequels and remakes . Looking over a list of the potential blockbusters of summer 2010— Iron Man 2 and Shrek Forever After  among them—gives one the feeling, however, that moviedom has finally, pitifully, totally run out of ideas. Below I've compiled a list of 11 sequels and adaptations scheduled to be released this year. I've also seeded the list with a pair of phony movies. Take a stab at guessing the real from the fake, then check your answers in " The Fray ."

  • Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood
  • Owen Wilson and McLovin in Marmaduke
  • Neil Patrick Harris and Mary-Kate Olsen in Beastly , a modernized version of Beauty and the Beast
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in the adaptation of the video game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, and MMA star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in The A-Team
  • Jackie Chan and Will Smith's offspring in The Karate Kid
  • The Rock in Jerry Bruckheimer's Airwolf
  • The guy from Gossip Girl and the girl from Dancing With the Stars in Footloose
  • Nicolas Cage in Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Jim Carrey and Steve Carell in Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Little Fockers , aka Meet the Parents 3
  • Step Up 3-D
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Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.