Red Carpet District‘s Kris Tapley has come up with a list of ten movies that may, he suspects, be the top Best Picture contenders next year. At the top of the list are Steven Soderbergh‘s two Che Guevara films — The Argentine and Guerilla. I’ve read the scripts for both and believe in the potential for these films immensely. (Here are two articles about them — #1 and #2 — I posted in mid ’07.)
The other Tapley contenders are Baz Luhrman‘s Australia, Ridley Scott‘s Body of Lies, Clint Eastwood‘s Changeling, David Fincher‘s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Edward Zwick‘s Defiance, Ron Howard‘s Frost/Nixon, Anthony Minghella‘s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Stephen Daldry‘s The Reader and Sam MendesRevolutionary Road.
The only ones I feel any real enthusiasm for are Body of Lies (have the script, too lazy to read it so far but it has a great action-thriller idea), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Revolutionary Road…maybe.