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Universal unveils 2010 film slate

Wide range of movies being prepped for launch throughout the year.
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Universal Pictures has revealed its film slate for next year, which includes the hotly tipped The Wolfman, Nicolas Cage's latest outing, Kick-Ass (pictured) and the as yet unnamed Robin Hood flick starring Russell Crowe.

First up will be It's Complicated (January 8th) starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, followed by The Wolfman on February 12th. Inspired by the classic Universal film which launched a legacy of horror, the movie stars Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.

Green Zone (March 12th), meanwhile, is set in the early days of the Iraq war. Directed by Paul Greengrass (of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum fame), it stars Matt Damon.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang follows (March 26th).

April and May will see the arrival of Kick-Ass - the story of an average teenager who decides to take his obsession with comic books as inspiration to become a real life superhero - and the as yet untitled Robin Hood adventure. Directed by Ridley Scott, it boasts an all-star cast, including Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt and Matthew Macfadyen.

The summer schedule is made up of comedy Get Him to the Greek (June 11th), futuristic thriller Repo Man (June 18th), new Zac Effron film Charlie St. Cloud (June 25th), Scott Pilgrim vs The World (August 27th) and Step Up 3D (August 6th).

Comedy adventure Your Highness is planned in for October 1st, while 3D CGI feature Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, is due on October 15th.

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