The Year Ahead in Film: What to Watch in 2021

Year Ahead Film Releases for 2021

It’s with a hefty “what the actual fuck” that we begin this edition of The Year Ahead in Film. Thanks to a little global pandemic, the entire planet went tits up and films got pushed back, so we now take a look at the new slate of films — some postponed, some always waiting — and what it might mean for this year in cinema. As always, these are subject to change, and knowing this new decade they almost certainly will, but at the time of writing and publishing at least, this is what to look out for and when.

 

JANUARY

Milla Jovovich Monster Hunter

Milla Jovovich stars in Monster Hunter.

PIECES OF A WOMAN

Drama

Dir. Kornel Mundruczo

Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Benny Safdie, Iliza Schlesinger, Sarah Snook, Molly Parker

Plot: When a young mother’s home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones.

Expect: Vanessa Kirby, Best Actress Nominee 2021.

 

MORTAL KOMBAT

Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Dir. Simon McQuoid

Starring: Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Ásanos, Ludi Lin, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Chin Han, Mehcad Brooks, Lewis Tan, Sisi Stringer, Daniel Nelson

Plot: Adaptation of the video game series.

Expect: FINISH HIM.

 

STARDUST

Drama / Music

Dir. Gabriel Range

Starring: Johnny Flynn, Marc Maron, Jena Malone, Derek Moran, Anthony Flanagan, Julian Richings, Aaron Poole, Monica Parker, Ryan Blakely, Gord Rand

Plot: Follows David Bowie’s first visit to the US in 1971, a trip that inspired his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

Expect: All oddity, no space.

 

SOUND OF METAL

Drama / Music

Dir. Darius Marder

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci. Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff

Plot: A heavy metal drummer’s life is thrown into freewill when he begins to lose his hearing.

Expect: Not so tone deaf.. wheeeee!

 

MONSTER HUNTER

Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Milla Jovivich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, Ron Perlman

Plot: When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers.

Expect: Resident really evil.

 

FEBRUARY

CINDERELLA

Comedy / Fantasy / Musical

Dir. Kay Cannon

Starring: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine, Minnie Driver, John Mulaney, Charlotte Spencer, Maddie Baillio, James Corden, Romesh Ranganathan, Fra Fee, Luke Latchman

Plot: A modern musical take on the fairytale.

Expect: well.. James Corden will probably bring the whole thing down.

 

PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING: BIG IN JAPAN

Comedy

Dir. Jack Clough

Starring: Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Hugo Chegwin, Lily Brazier, Ayumi Ito, Ken Yamamura, Qyoko Kudo

Plot: The crew of pirate radio station Kurupt FM head to Japan where their song has been used in a popular game show.

Expect: Chabuddy G goes large.

 

THE KING’S MAN

Action / Adventure / Comedy

Dir. Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Bruhl, Stanley Tucci, Rhys Ifans, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou, Harris Dickinson

Plot: In the early years of the 20th Century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a group plotting a war to wipe out millions

Expect: Bloody good manners, and some jolly decent fisticuffs.

 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Crime / Drama

Dir. Emerald Fennell

Starring:Carey Mulligan, Adam Brody, Ray Nicholson, Bo Burnham, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Larverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Max Greenfield

Plot: A young woman, traumatised by a tragic event in her path seeks out revenge against anyone who crosses her path.

Expect: Promising New Movie.

 

MINAMATA

Drama

Dir. Andrew Levitas

Starring: Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Ásanos, Katherine Jenkins, Jun Kunimura, Minami, Lily Robinson, Akiko Iwase

Plot: War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

Expect: The return of Johnny Depp.

 

ANTLERS

Horror

Dir. Scott Cooper

Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan, Sawyer Jones, Arlo Hajdu, Cody Davis

Plot: In an isolated Oregon town, middle school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary creature who came before them.

Expect: A horn-y movie (geddit?)

 

NOMADLAND

Drama

Dir. Chloe Zhao

Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Swankie

Plot: After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Expect: Frances McDormand is coming for that third Oscar like a mf.

 

WITHOUT REMORSE

Action / Crime

Dir. Stefano Sollima

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Colman Domingo, Cam Gigandet, Jodie Turner-Smith, Luke Mitchell, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jack Kesy, Adrian Rawlins, Lucy Russell

Plot: John Clark, a Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself part of a larger conspiracy.

Expect: No remorse, probably very little mercy also.

 

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Musical

Dir. Jonathan Butterell

Starring: Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Shobna Gulati, Samuel Bottomley, Ralph Ineson

Plot: A teenager from Sheffield seeks to become a drag queen.

Expect: A glorious ode to being your best fabulous self.

 

MARCH

The Many Saints of Newark

The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark recently wrapped filming.

 

NOBODY

Action / Crime / Drama

Dir. Ilya Naishuller

Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Colin Salmon, RZA, Gan Munroe, Paisley Cadorath, J.P. Manoux, Humberley Gonzalez

Plot: A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed bu a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.

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Expect: Better kill Saul.

 

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

Animation / Action / Adventure

Dir. Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada

Starring: (voice) Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina

Plot: In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth, inhabited by an ancient civilisation, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

Expect: How to claim your dragon.

 

THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK

Crime / Drama

Dir. Alan Taylor

Starring: Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Billy Magnussen, Leslie Odom Jr, Corey Stoll, John Magaro, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Gandolfini, Nick Vallelonga, Lesli Margherita

Plot: A look at the formative years of New Jersey Gangster Tony Sorpano

Expect: FUGGEDDABOUTIT.

 

THE FATHER

Drama

Dir. Florian Zeller

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Ayesha Dharker

Plot: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he tries to make sense of changing circumstances and growing doubt.

Expect: Many Oscar nominations.

 

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

Biography / Drama

Dir. Lee Daniels

Starring: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Tyler James Williams, Rob Morgan, Evan Ross, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Tone Bell, Melvin Gregg, Dana Gourrier, Erik LaRay Harvey

Plot: Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Departed of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Expect: Love is the drug?

 

MORBIUS

Action / Drama

Dir. Daniel Espinosa

Starring: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Michael Keaton, Tyrese Gibson, Charlie Shotwell, Al Madrigal

Plot: Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but instead infects himself with a form of vampirism.

Expect: Blood. Blood. Blood. Lots of sticky blood… and bits of sick.

 

THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT

Comedy

Dir. Tom Gormican

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Lily Mo Sheen, Jacob Scipio, Alesandra Mastronardi

Plot: A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday but is really an informant for the CIA.

Expect: Less of of the Cage Rage and more of the Cage range.

 

ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Action / Fantasy

Dir. Zack Snyder

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Kiersey Clemons, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Guinness, Amber Heard, Ciaran Hinds, Diane Lane, Joe Manganiello, Joe Morton, Connie Nielsen, Ray Porter, J.K. Simmons, Robin Wright

Plot: The definitive cut of Justice League as imagined by it’s original director.

Expect: The issue being that no criticism is going to be allowed due to the cultists, so this film is sort of not a proper film.

 

APRIL

Daniel Craig in No Time to Die

Daniel Craig has his last outing as James Bond in No Time to Die.

 

NO TIME TO DIE

Action / Thriller

Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik

Plot: Having left active service, Bond’s peace is short lived when old friend Felix Leiter turns up asking for help. His mission will bring him in contact of a new foe with dangerous new tech.

Expect: To be shaken and stirred.

 

MINARI

Drama

Dir. Lee Isaac Chung

Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-jung Youn, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho, Will patton, Scott Haze, Eric Starkey, Esther Moon, Ben Hall, Darryl Cox, James Carroll

Plot: A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

Expect: A beautifully moving story

 

REMINISCENCE

Romance / Science Fiction / Thriller

Dir. Lisa Joy

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, Cliff Curtis, Brett Cullen, Daniel Wu

Plot: A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long lost love.

Expect: Sci-fi of the year?

 

A QUIET PLACE: PART II

Horror

Dir. John Krasinski

Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski

Plot: The Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world, forced to venture into the unknown, and that there is something worse than the creatures beyond the sand path.

Expect: *insert quiet cinemas joke here*

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Horror / Thriller

Dir. Edgar Wright

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Lisa McGrillis, Margaret Nolan

Plot: A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s.

Expect: Easily the best editing and music of the year.

 

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE

Biography / Drama

Dir. Michael Showalter

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Fredric Lehne, Gabriel Olds

Plot: An intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker

Expect: In Chastain we trust

 

MAY

Black Widow Florence Pugh Scarlett Johansson

Florence Pugh and Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow.

 

BLACK WIDOW

Action / Thriller

Dir. Cate Shortland

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle, Violet McGraw, Ever Anderson

Plot: Before Infinity War, Natasha Romanoff must face a sinister force from her past.

Expect: The MCU’s answer to Mission: Impossible.

 

GODZILLA VS KONG

Action / Science Fiction

Dir. Adam Wingard

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Julian Dennison, Eiza Gonzalez, Jessica Henwick, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler, Ziyi Zhang, Danai Gurira, Lance Reddick, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir

Plot: When the mighty Kong and the legendary Godzilla show down mankind must face the consequences.

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Expect: A headache

 

INFINITE

Action / Science Fiction

Dir. Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jason Mantzoukas, Dylan O’Brien, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rupert Friend, Sophie Cookson, Toby Jones, Tom Hughes, Kae Alexander, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Wallis Day, Liz Carr

Plot: A man discovers his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Expect: Every past life to be a Boston street thug.

 

SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW

Horror / Thriller

Dir. Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring: Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Johnson, Dan Petronijevic, Genelle Williams, Marisol Nichols, K.C Collins

Plot: A sadistic mastermind unleashes a new form of justice.

Expect: New decade, new game.

 

CRUELLA

Comedy / Crime

Dir. Craig Gillespie

Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Jamie Demetriou, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joel Fry

Plot: The origin of the dog-napping fashionista.

Expect: Well, if she doesn’t scare you no evil thing will.

 

FAST & FURIOUS 9

Action

Dir. Justin Lin

Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Finn Cole, Jordana Brewster, Michael Rooker, Lucas Black, Ludacris

Plot: Cipher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother, to exact revenge.

Expect: Endless walking on about family.

 

JUNE

Ghostbusters Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set for release in June 2021.

 

SAMARITAN

Action / Fantasy

Dir. Julius Avery

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Pilou Asbaek, Martin Starr, Javon Walton, Michael Aaron Milligan, Dascha Polanco, Moises Arias, John Rymer

Plot: A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing twenty years ago may still be around.

Expect: Potentially something really special.

 

THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

Horror

Dir. Michael Chaves

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Julian Hilliard, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook, Sarah Catherine Hook, Charliene Amora, Ruairi O’Connor, Ingrid Bisou, Steve Coulter

Plot: A court case is brought up when a murder is blamed on the Devil himself.

Expect: Things to go very bump in the night.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Comedy / Fantasy

Dir. Jason Reitman

Starring; Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Oliver Cooper, Bokeem Woodbine

Plot: When a single mother and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover a connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s legacy.

Expect: Who you gonna call?

 

LUCA

Animation / Family

Dir. Enrico Casarosa

Starring: (voice) Drake Bell

Plot: On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Expect: The usual Pixar magic, and a John Ratzenberger cameo.

 

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Action / Horror / Science Fiction

Dir. Andy Serkis

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Peggy Lu

Plot: Eddie Brock and the symbiote Venom must face a new foe called Carnage.

Expect: A gloopy movie

 

JULY

Uncharted

A film based on the hugely successful Uncharted games is coming this year.

 

SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Action / Fantasy

dir. Destin Daniel Cretton

starring: Simulacra Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ronny Chieng

plot: Based on the Marvel comics character “the master of Kung-fu”

expect: Everybody to be a Kung-fu fighting, obviously.

THE FOREVER PURGE

Horror

dir. Everardo Gout

starring: Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Ana de la Reguera, Will Patton, Veronica Falcon, Susie Abromeit, Anthony Molinari

plot: Final instalment in the horror franchise.

expect: Some cheap shots at Trump for sure.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Action / Drama

dir. Joseph Kosinski

starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Ed Harris, Jean Louisa Kelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Paulson

plot: After more than thirty years of service as on elf the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

expect: The need, the need for speed.

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

Animation / Comedy

dir. Kyle Baldi, Brad Ableson

starring: (voice) Steve Carell, Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews, Lucy Lawless, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny Trejo, Dolph Lundgren, Taraji P. Henson, Russell Brand, RZA, Pierre Coffin

plot: The origin of Gru as a child and the minions he raises as his family.

expect: More middle aged women using Minions memes that make no sense

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

Adventure / Comedy / Sport

dir. Malcolm D. Lee

starring: LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Don Cheadle, Xosha Roquemore (voice): Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman

plot: NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Toons.

expect: A slam dunk of a movie.

UNCHARTED

Action / Adventure

dir. Ruben Fleischer

starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle

plot: The origin of Nathan Drake and how he came to be the adventurer we know from the games.

expect: A woefully miscast Mark Wahlberg.

OLD

Thriller

dir. M. Night Shyamalan

starring: Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee, Thamasin McKenzie, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Ken Leung, Alex Wolff, Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Emun Elliott

plot: Unknown

expect: It’ll be singular that’s for sure.

IN THE HEIGHTS

Drama / Musical

dir. Jon M. Chu

starring: Anthony Ramos, Jimmy Smits, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Marx Anthony, Susan Pourfar, Lin-Manuel Miranda

plot: A bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.

expect: I am not throwing my shop.

JUNGLE CRUISE

Action / Adventure

dir. Jaume Collet-Serra

starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Jack Whitehall, Andy Nyman, Veronica Falcon

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plot: A group travel down a jungle river where supernatural creatures await them.

expect: The boat that rock’d.

 

AUGUST

The Suicide Squad

THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Action / Comedy

Dir. James Gunn

Starring: Margot Robbie, Taika Waititi, Viola Davis, Sylvester Stallone, Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, Jai Courtney, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, John Cena, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Mikaela Hoover, Sean Gunn, Peter Capaldi, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, Mayling Ng, Joaquin Cosio, Steve Agee, Juan Diego Botto, Marisol Correa, Daniela Melchoir

Plot: Soft reboot of the franchise

Expect: Carnage of the highest order.

 

DEEP WATER

Thriller

Dir. Adrian Lyne

Starring: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Rachel Blanchard, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Dash Mihok, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly, Jade Fernandez, Michael Braun

Plot: A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes the prime suspect in one of her lovers’ disappearance.

Expect: a welcome return from one of cinema’s raciest directors.

 

DON’T BREATHE 2

Horror

Dir. Rodo Sayagues

Starring: Stephen Lang, Bobby Schofield, Rocci Williams, Adam Young, Christian Zagia

Plot: The Blind Man returns to menace more unsuspecting types

Expect: A shot in the dark.

 

RESPECT

Biography / Drama / Music

Dir. Liesl Tommy

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott Tate Donovan, LeRoy McCaine, Albert jones

Plot: The life and career of Aretha Franklin

Expect: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

 

CANDYMAN

Horror

Dir. Nia DaCosta

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colam Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Spence

Plot: A man returns to the now gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend of Candyman began.

Expect: Lots of stupid white people saying his name too many times.

 

SEPTEMBER

The Man From Toronto

THE MAN FROM TORONTO

Action / Comedy

Dir. Patrick Hughes

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco, Legnaie Liburd, Ellen Barkin, Lela Loren, Tomohisa Tamashita, Jencarlos Canela, Jason MacDonald, Pierson Fode

Plot: The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.

Expect: A fair amount of shrieking from Kevin Hart.

 

OCTOBER

Michael Myers Halloween

Michael Myers returns later this year.

DUNE

Science Fiction

Dir. Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Timothee Chalet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling

Plot: The son of a noble family is entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Expect: Either an epic success or a galactic failure.

 

HALLOWEEN KILLS

Horror

Dir. David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Dylan Arnold, Nick Castle, Robert Longstreet, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Stephens, James Jude Courtney

Plot: Michael Myers returns to menace Laurie and her family once more.

Expect: Curtis on ass kicking form and that catchy Carpenter tune.

 

THE BAD GUYS

Animation / Comedy

Dir. Pierre Perifel

Starring: (voice) Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron

Plot: Mr Wolf, Mr Snake, Mr Piranha, Mr Shark and Ms Tarantula hatch a plot to pull off the ultimate heist.

Expect: It could be the family film of the year if done right.

 

THE LAST DUEL

Drama

Dir. Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Sam Hazeldine, Michael McElhatton

Plot: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Expect: A historical epic that only Scott can deliver.

 

SNAKE EYES

Action

Dir. Robert Schwentke

Starring: Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, Ursula Corbero, Iko Uwais, Andrew Koji, Peter Mensah, Takehiro Hira, Haruka Abe

Plot: The origins of the G.I. Joe character

Expect: Does anyone actually watch these things?

 

NOVEMBER

Elvis

Tom Hanks looks set to play the King of Rock and Roll.

ETERNALS

Science Fiction

Dir. Chloe Zhao

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Barry Keoghan, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Ma Dong-seok

Plot: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shape it’s culture.

Expect: A marvel epic like none before.

 

UNTITLED ELVIS PRESLEY PROJECT

Biography / Drama / Music

Dir. Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Like Bracey, Dacre Montgomery, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge, David Wenham, Xavier Samuel, Helen Thomson, Natasha Bassett, Kate Mulvany, Leon Ford, David Gannon

Plot: The life of Elvis Presley

Expect: The craziest editing of the year, and flamboyant costumes.

 

KING RICHARD

Drama / Sport

Dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green

Starring: Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Dylan McDermott, Tony Goldwyn, Katrina Begin, Aunjanue Ellis, Susie Abromeit, Noah Bean, Judith Chapman

Plot: The story of how Venus and Serena Williams became who they were thanks to coaching by their father.

Expect: The fresh prince of Wimbledon.

 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7

Action / Thriller

Dir. Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Pom Klementieff, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Shea Whigham, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny

Plot: The seventh entry into the long running series.

Expect: Tom Cruise to do more insane shit.

 

GUCCI

Drama

Dir. Ridley Scott

Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jack Huston

Plot: Patrizia Reggiani plots to kill her husband, the grandson of renown fashion designer Guccio Gucci

Expect: Murder to be the new fashion.

 

DECEMBER

West Side Story film Steven Spielberg

WEST SIDE STORY

Drama / Musical

Dir. Steven Spielberg

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, Mike Fait, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Ezra Menas, Ben Cook, Massif Ziegler

Plot: A love blossoms between two members of warring gangs the Jets and the Sharks.

Expect: All the catchy tunes you vaguely remember.

 

UNTITLED SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SEQUEL

Action / Adventure

Dir. Jon Watts

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire

Plot: ???????

Expect: Who even knows with this one.

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Paul Klein

Paul is Film & Media Editor @ No Majesty. Paul is a Film Studies Graduate from London, and former writer at The Metropolist.

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