---- 2000 Events ----
2000 and 2001 Conventions include:
Mar 22-26: 21st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale FL
Apr 21-24: Eastercon 2000, Glasgow, Scotland
April: SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend, New York City
May 11-14: World Horror Con, Denver CO
Aug 31-Sep 4: Worldcon 58, Chicago IL
Oct 26-29: World Fantasy Con, Corpus Christi TX
---- 2001 Events ----
April/May: SFWA's Nebula Awards Weekend in Los Angeles
Aug 30-Sep 2: Worldcon 59, Philadelphia PA
October: World Fantasy Con in Montreal, Quebec
Jan 1: Fantasia/2000 -- Seven new sequences, one holdover; showing on IMAX screens beginning January 1st (with preview engagements in December 1999). website
Jan 14: Supernova -- d. Walter Hill; wr. David Campbell Wilson, James Spader; st. James Spader, Angela Bassett. A medical starship rescues a strange young man in a distant galaxy. (MGM/UA)
Feb 4: Scream 3 -- d. Wes Craven; st. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox.
Feb 11: The Beach -- d. Danny Boyle; st. Leonardo DiCaprio. From the Alex Garland novel, about an American in Thailand searching for paradise. website
Feb 11: Pitch Black -- d./wr. David Twohy. Survivors of a crippled starship are marooned on a world full of savage, nocturnal beasts; by the director of ''The Arrival''.
Mar 3: What Planet Are You From? -- d. Mike Nichols; st. Gary Shandling, Annette Bening.
Mar 10: Mission to Mars -- d. Brian DePalma; st. Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins. This one, judging from the trailer, carries heavy allusions to ''2001''. (Buena Vista)
Mar 31: The Ninth Gate -- d. Roman Polanski; st. Johnny Depp, Frank Langella. About a rare book dealer hired by track down a demonic tome; based on Arturo Perez-Reverte's The Club Dumas. website
Mar 31: The Road to El Dorado -- Animated film, with score by Elton John and Tim Rice, about two stowaways who come to the New World in 1519 and discover the fabled city.
Apr 7: American Psycho -- d. Mary Harron; st. Christian Bale. Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel.
May 5: Gladiator -- d. Ridley Scott; st. Russell Crowe, Richard Harris. Historical adventure set during the Roman Empire.
May 10: Jason X: Friday the 13th Part 10 -- d. Isaac James.
May 12: Battlefield Earth -- d. Roger Christian; st. John Travolta. From L. Ron Hubbard's novel.
May 19: Dinosaur -- Animation.
May 24: Mission Impossible 2 -- d. John Woo; st. Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Ving Rhames.
Jun 16: Red Planet -- d. Anthony Hoffman; st. Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman. Formerly ''Mars''. (Warner Bros.)
Jun 16: Titan A.E. -- d. Don Bluth. Animation. (Fox) website
Jun 30: The Perfect Storm -- d. Wolfgang Petersen; st. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg. Based on Sebastian Junger's nonfiction book. (Warner Bros.)
Jul 14: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle -- d. Des McAnuff; st. Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Robert De Niro. website
Jul 14: The X-Men -- d. Bryan Singer; st. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. Adaptation of the comic book series. website
Jul 28: The Hollow Man -- d. Paul Verhoeven; st. Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue. About a man slowly turning invisible.
[Summer] The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- d. Jay Roach. From Douglas Adams' novel/radio play.
Aug 4: Space Cowboys -- d. Clint Eastwood; st. Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones.
Sep 1: Left Behind -- Based on the popular apocalyptic fantasy series by Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins.
[Fall] All the Pretty Horses -- d. Billy Bob Thornton; st. Matt Damon. Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, with music by Daniel Lanois.
[Fall] Lost Souls -- d. Janusz Kaminski; st. Winona Ryder, John Hurt. Thriller about the Devil's plan to take human form.
Nov 17: Minority Report -- d. Steven Spielberg; st. Tom Cruise, Matt Damon. SF thriller set in 2080, based on the story by Philip K. Dick. (DreamWorks SKG) website
Nov 22: How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- d. Ron Howard; st. Jim Carrey. Based on Dr. Seuss. (Universal) website
Dec 31: 2001: A Space Odyssey -- d. Stanley Kubrick. Re-release.
---- 2001 Films ----
[Summer?] The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- d. Peter Jackson. (New Line) website
[Summer?] The Lord of the Rings Part II: The Two Towers -- d. Peter Jackson. (New Line)
[Summer] Planet of the Apes -- Remake. (20th Century Fox)
[Holiday] The Lord of the Rings Part III: The Return of the King -- d. Peter Jackson. (New Line)
---- 2002 Films ----
Star Wars Episode 2
---- 2005 Films ----
Star Wars Episode 3
---- In Development ----
These are films rumored to be in development. Coming Attractions is a good resource for rumors and gossip about these films and many, many others.
The Adaptive Ultimate -- d. Jan De Bont. Based on short story by Stanley G. Weinbaum. (Fox 2000)
Battlefield Earth -- st. John Travolta. From L. Ron Hubbard's novel.
Cosm -- d. Jan De Bont. From Gregory Benford's novel.
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze -- st. Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Universal)
Dungeons and Dragons -- d. Courtney Solomon; st. Jeremy Irons. (Warner Bros.)
Ender's Game -- From Orson Scott Card's novel.
Fahrenheit 451 -- d. Mel Gibson. Remake of Bradbury novel.
Judy Berlin -- d. Eric Mendelsohn; st. Madeleine Kahn. What happens when a solar eclipse occurs over Long Island suburbs.
Jurassic Park 3(Universal)
Mefisto In Onyx -- st. Samuel L. Jackson. From Harlan Ellison's novella.
Neverwhere -- From Neil Gaiman's novel.
Total Recall 2(Miramax)
Film listings are drawn from numerous sources, including Coming Attractions, Web Film Release Schedule, and IMDb's upcoming movie releases. Colored dates indicate films of SF/F/H interest; a few other films of associational interest or that are otherwise noteworthy are also listed. Dates themselves are for scheduled first releases in major US cities, and are highly subject to change!.