More notable Hollywood fare:
Happy Feet Two
Release Date: November 18
As it stands, George Miller's filmography begins with Mad Max and ends with…Happy Feet Two.
Jack and Jill
Release Date: November 11
As it stands, Al Pacino's filmography begins with The Panic in Needle Park and The Godfather, and ends with…Jack and Jill.
Release Date: November 23
Alexander Payne has never made a bad film, but for this film, he ditched his longtime writing partner for Dean Pelton on Community. See: Wes Anderson not writing with Owen Wilson after The Royal Tenenbaums.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Release Date: December 16
Written by Dermot Mulroney's brother and sister-in-law.
As it stands, Dermot Mulroney's filmography ends with Stoker, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's English language debut, written by Michael Scofield on Prison Break.
The Adventures of Tintin
Release Date: December 23
Will Americans embrace the comic equivalent of soccer? Spielberg directing and Peter Jackson producing helps, as does a screenplay written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock), Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
The Darkest Hour
Release Date: December 25
"We can produce it for even less in Russia."
"Oh? But Moscow can't pass for… Fuck it. Change the setting to Moscow."
Breaking Bad was originally set in Riverside, CA, but was re-written for Albuquerque because the show would be cheaper to produce in New Mexico. See also: Why Thor is set in New Mexico.