Most Anticipated Films Of 2017

Landline”Release Date?
Director: Gillian Robespierre (“Obvious Child”)
Cast: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro
Synopsis: In the Manhattan of 1995, three women in one family have to negotiate their relationships with each other, and with the outside world.

The Coldest City”Release Date?
Director: David Leitch (“John Wick”)
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones
Synopsis: On the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an MI6 agent must take down a secret operation to kill undercover agents.

“The Dark Tower”Release DateJuly 28th
Director: Nikolaj Arcel (“A Royal Affair”)
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley
Synopsis: An 11-year-old boy is transported to a dimension called Mid-World, where he aids gunslinging knight Roland on a quest to the titular dark tower as they’re pursued by a malevolent sorcerer.

The Mercy”Release Date?
Director: James Marsh (“The Theory Of Everything”)
Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Sebastian Armesto
Synopsis: The true story of Donald Crowhurst, a round-the-world yachtsman who wove a tragic web of lies.

Untitled Woody Allen Project 2017”Release Date?
Director: Woody Allen (“Scoop”)
Cast: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Max Casella
Synopsis: A drama set in New York.

“A Fantastic Woman”
Director: Sebastian Lelio (“Gloria”)
Cast: Daniela Vega
Synopsis: A waitress and singer struggles to recover from the death of her boyfriend.

Alien: Covenant”Release Date
Director: Ridley Scott (“Alien”)
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Amy Seimetz
Synopsis: The crew of the spaceship the Covenant discover a world that might be a paradise, but its sole inhabitant, android David, the only survivor of the doomed Prometheus mission, has a dire warning for them.

The Lovers”
Director: Azazel Jacobs (“Terri”)
Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Tyler Ross, Eric Satterberg
Synopsis: A married couple planning a divorce fall in love with each other again.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets”Release Date: July 21st
Director: Luc Besson (“The Professional”)
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, John Goodman
Synopsis: Two space cops are sent to the universe’s biggest, most diverse city on a secret mission.

Life”Release Date: May 26th
Director: Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”)
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare
Synopsis: The crew of the International Space Station find a sample that might be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life.

. “Wonder Woman”Release Date: June 2nd
Director: Patty Jenkins (“Monster”)
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen
Synopsis: Amazonian princess Diana leaves the island of Themyscira in an attempt to end the First World War.

“Based On A True Story”Release Date:?
Director: Roman Polanski (“Chinatown”)
Cast: Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner
Synopsis: A writer is put in danger by an obsessive woman

Battle Of The Sexes”Release Date:?
Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”)
Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman
Synopsis: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and sexist former tennis player Bobby Riggs.

The Dinner”Release Date:?
Director: Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”)
Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan
Synopsis: Two families meet for dinner to discuss what to do about their children, who have committed a horrific crime.

“A Storm In The Stars”
Director: Haifaa al-Mansour (“Wadjda”)
Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams
Synopsis: The story of the love affair between Mary Shelley and Percy Bysse Shelley, and how it inspired her to write the classic “Frankenstein.”

uphoria”
Director: Lisa Langseth (“Pure” )
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling, Adrian Lester
Synopsis: Two feuding sisters reunite to take a journey through Europe together

Brawl In Cell Block 99”
Director: S. Craig Zahler (“Bone Tomahawk”)
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Marc Blucas
Synopsis: A former boxer becomes a drug runner, only to end up in prison and forced to fight for his life.

“The Book Of Henry” Rolling out from June 16th.
Director: Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”)
Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler, Naomi Watts, Dean Norris
Synopsis: A young boy with a crush on his neighbor sets out to rescue her from her abusive father with the help of his mother and brother.

“Wilson”Release Date: March 24th
Director: Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”)
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale
Synopsis: A neurotic middle-aged-man learns that he has a teenage daughter, and sets out with his estranged ex-wife to meet her.

“Paddington 2”Release Date: November 10th in the UK, no firm date in the U.S. yet.
Director: Paul King (“Paddington”)
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson
Synopsis: The lovable bear tries to buy a pop-up book for his great-aunt’s 100th birthday, but has to track down the thief when it’s stolen.

.“God Particle”Release Date: February 24th
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd
Synopsis: After performing a scientific experiment on board a space station, a group of astronauts are horrified when Earth appears to disappear.

“Logan”Release Date: March 3rd
Director: James Mangold (“Walk The Line”)
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant
Synopsis: In a bleak future where mutants have been all but wiped out, an aged Wolverine, his powers on the wane, must protect a young girl with similar gifts to his own.

“Dark River”Release Date:?
Director: Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant”)
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Sean Bean, Mark Stanley
Synopsis: After her father dies, a young woman returns to her Yorkshire village for the first time in 15 years to claim the family farm she believes is hers.

Untitled Nash Edgerton Project”Release Date:?
Director: Nash Edgerton
Cast: David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley
Synopsis: A Nigerian immigrant working for a drug cartel on the Mexican border attempts to fake his death to escape them.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2”Release Date: May 5th
Director: James Gunn (“Guardians Of The Galaxy”)
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell
Synopsis: The Guardians must try to keep their team together as they search for Star-Lord’s father.

Tully”Release Date:?
Director: Jason Reitman (“Juno”)
Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Elaine Tan
Synopsis: A mother of three, struggling to cope with her newborn, hires a night nanny and forms a bond with the young woman.

Rock That Body”Release Date: June 23rd, as welcome counter-programming to “Transformers 5
Director: Lucia Aniello
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz
Synopsis: Five friends from college reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails.

“Darkest Hour”Release Date: November 24th — expect it at fall festivals first.
Director: Joe Wright (“Atonement”)
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas
Synopsis: Winston Churchill unexpectedly becomes Prime Minister, and must decide whether to pursue peace with Nazi Germany, or fight a war that might well be doomed.

Red Sparrow”Release Date: November 10th
Director: Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton
Synopsis: A Russian spy forced by her superiors to become a trained seductress is pitted against, and falls in love with, a CIA officer.

The Current War”Release Date: ?
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (“Me & Earl & The Dying Girl”)
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, MIchael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Sienna Miller
Synopsis: Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable, safe electricity system and sell it to the public.

Weightless”Release Date: ?
Director: Terrence Malick (“Tree Of Life”)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale
Synopsis: Two intersecting love triangles set against the music scene in Austin, Texas
What You Need To Know: We love Terrence Malick as much as the next person twirling around in a field, but all but the most zealous Malick-ites would surely concede that the words ‘returns’ and ‘diminishing’ are starting to come to mind with his work. While his work rate has amped up no end, with three movies in five years

“Spider-Man: Homecoming”“Release Date: July 7th
Director: Jon Watts (“Cop Car”)
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei
Synopsis: Peter Parker must navigate the threat of the villainous Vulture with something just as terrifying: surviving high school.
Director: Jon Watts (“Cop Car”)
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei
Synopsis: Peter Parker must navigate the threat of the villainous Vulture with something just as terrifying: surviving high school.

“Mary Magdalene”Release Date: Filmed in October,
Director: Garth Davis (“Lion”)
Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taharm Rahim, Hadas Yaron
Synopsis: The story of Mary Magdalene, often referred to as the thirteenth disciple, the first person to see Christ after his resurrection, and potentially a former prostitute.

The Glass Castle”Release Date: Nothing firm yet
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton (“Short Term 12”)
Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook
Synopsis: The true story of Jeanette Walls and her poverty-stricken, nomadic upbringing with her alcoholic, mentally troubled parents.

“John Wick: Chapter Two”Release Date: February 10th
Director: Chad Stahelski (“John Wick”)
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Common, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose
Synopsis: Now he’s firmly out of retirement, legendary hitman John Wick travels to Rome to help an old colleague take over an international assassin’s guild.

“Beat-Up Little Seagull”Release Date: Expect it at Sundance
Director: Andrew Dosunmu (“Restless City”)
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland, Babs Olusanmokun
Synopsis: A fragile woman must find a foothold in life after her mother dies, as she tries to hide her grief from her new lover.

“The Death Of Stalin”Release Date: Shot early in the summer
Director: Armando Iannucci (“In The Loop”)
Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin
Synopsis: After the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in 1953, his underlings jockey for power and deal with the fallout.

“Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri”
Release Date: Shot in May,
Director: Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”)
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Peter DInklage
Synopsis: When her daughter is murdered and the local cops seem to cover up the death, a Missouri woman goes to war against the authorities.

“War Machine”Release Date: ?
Director: David Miçhod (“Animal Kingdom”)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter
Synopsis: A veiled biopic of Stanley McChrystal, the so-called Runaway General who was put in charge of the war in Afghanistan by President Obama but who quickly alienated his allies and bosses.

“Ismael’s Ghosts”Release Date: ?
Director: Arnaud Desplechin (“A Christmas Tale”)
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher
Synopsis: A film director about to make a new movie who still mourns the death of his lover 20 years ago is stunned when she returns from the dead.

The LEGO Batman Movie”Release Date: February 10th
Director: Chris McKay (“Robot Chicken”)
Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galafianakis, Rosario Dawson
Synopsis: He’s the toast of Gotham, but Batman remains deeply lonely inside, until he adopts a young boy who’ll become his sidekick.

“Molly’s Game”Release Date: ?
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd
Synopsis: A former Olympic hopeful skier establishes a high-stakes international poker game that brings her to the attention of the FBI.

Vox Lux”Release Date: ?
Director: Brady Corbet (“Childhood Of A Leader”)
Cast: Rooney Mara, Jude Law
Synopsis: Drama set between 1999 and the present day, following a young woman as she rises from tragedy to become a pop superstar

Thelma”Release Date: ?
Director: Joachim Trier (“Oslo August 31st”)
Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen
Synopsis: A young woman falls in love, only to discover she has terrifying powers.

“Kong: Skull Island Release Date: March 10th
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings Of Summer”)
Cast: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman
Synopsis: In the 1970s, a group of scientists, government officials and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, but soon find that they’ve stumbled upon the home of a giant ape named Kong — and he might be the friendliest thing on the island…

“Thor: Ragnarok”Release Date: November 3rd
Director: Taika Waititi (“Hunt For The Wilderpeople”)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson
Synopsis: In an attempt to restore his father to the throne, and fend off new villain Hela, Thor must team with old ally Bruce Banner/the Hulk and his brother Loki for a journey that will cross the Nine Realms.

The Circle”Release Date: April 28th
Director: James Ponsoldt (“The End of the Tour”)
Cast: Emma Watson, John Boyega, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt, Karen Gillan
Synopsis: A young woman lands a job at a mysterious Google-style tech giant

“Get Out”Release Date: February 24th,
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Lakeith Stanfield
Synopsis: An African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s parents in suburbia for the first time, and though he’s initially welcomed, starts to suspect that something sinister is going on under the surface.

“Mudbound”Release Date?
Director: Dee Rees (“Pariah”)
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Mitchell, Garret Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige
Synopsis: Henry and Laura, a Memphis married couple move to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, while Henry’s brother Jamie returns from war with a friendship forged with Ronsel, an African-American son of the tenant farmers on the family farm.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties”Release Date?
Director: John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”)
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, Alex Sharpe
Synopsis: In 1970s London, hapless punk wannabe Enn falls for a girl at a party only to discover she and her friends are aliens sent to prepare the way for a mysterious interplanetary ritual that will put Enn and his newfound love in mortal peril.

“T2: Trainspotting”Release Date: March 3rd, with an earlier UK date of January 27th.
Director: Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting”)
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner, Kelly MacDonald
Synopsis: Sequel to the cult hit “Trainspotting,” picking up with Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, Begbie and Diane twenty years on.

“War For The Planet Of The Apes”Release Date: July 14th
Director: Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”)
Cast: Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria
Synopsis: With the apes and humanity firmly at war, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he’s drawn into conflict with the human leader, the ruthless Colonel.

“A Ghost Story”/“The Old Man And The Gun”Release Date: ?

Director: David Lowery (“Pete’s Dragon”)
Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck/Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek
Synopsis: An elderly bank robber and serial prison escapee looks to get back in the thieving game.

“Lean On Pete”Release Date: ?
Director: Andrew Haigh (“45 Years”)
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn
Synopsis: A fifteen-year-old in Oregon begins working at a stables and forms a friendship with a black stallion.

Under The Silver Lake”Release Date?
Director: David Robert Mitchell (“It Follows”)
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Jimmi Simpson, Topher Grace, Zosia Mamet
Synopsis: A noir set in modern day Los Angeles

Downsizing”Release Date: December 22nd
Director: Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”)
Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis
Synopsis: Realizing that his life has gotten out of hand, a man agrees to shrink himself.

Suburbicon”Release Date:?
Director: George Clooney (“Good Night And Good Luck”)
Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Synopsis: After a home invasion results in an act of terrible violence, a suburban family in the 1950s sink into a swamp of betrayal, adultery and blackmail.

“Yeh Din Ka Kissa”/“The Meyerowitz Stories”Release Date

Director: Noah Baumbach (“Frances Ha”)Shot in March,
Cast: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Dustin HOffman, Grace Van Patten
Synopsis: An estranged New York family reunite in advance of their patriarch’s career retrospective at an art gallery.

Coco”Release Date: November 22nd
Director: Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”)
Cast: Benjamin Bratt
Synopsis: A young boy, Miguel, discovers a centuries-old century related to the day of the dead.

 “Annihilation”Release Date: ?
Director: Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”)
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac
Synopsis: A biologist heads into an environmental disaster zone with three other scientists in search of her husband, who went missing on a similar expedition.

The Shape Of Water”Release Date: None yet,
Director: Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”)
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
Synopsis: A fantastical love story set in America during the Cold War.

Mother”Release Date:?
Director: Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris
Synopsis: A young couple receive some uninvited guests in their home.

“You Were Never Really Here”Release Date:?
Director: Lynne Ramsay (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”)
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman
Synopsis: A former FBI agent who’s dedicated his life to rescuing women from sex trafficking becomes embroiled in a case involving a powerful New York politician.

“Logan Lucky”Release Date: October 13th,
Director: Steven Soderbergh (“Ocean’s Eleven”)
Cast: Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston
Synopsis: Two brothers plan a heist against the backdrop of a NASCAR race.

“The Snowman”Release Date: October 13th
Director: Tomas Alfredson (“Let The Right One In”)
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer
Synopsis: A hard-drinking Norwegian detective investigates what could be the country’s first serial killer.

The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara”Release Date: Nothing firm yet,
Director: Steven Spielberg (“Schindler’s List”)
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Mark Rylance
Synopsis: In the 1850s, the Catholic Church take a young Jewish boy whose nurse baptized him when he was sick, forcing his family to fight for years for his return.

The Beguiled”Release Date: Focus will open on June 23rd
Director: Sofia Coppola (“Lost In Translation”)
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Angourie Rice
Synopsis: During the Civil War, an injured Union soldier hides out in a girls’ boarding school in Mississippi.

“Wonderstruck”Release Date: Shooting began in May,
Director: Todd Haynes (“Carol”)
Cast: Millicent Simmons, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Oakes Fegley
Synopsis: In 1927, a young deaf girl sets out on a journey to find her idol, actress Lillian Mayhew, while fifty years later, a young boy runs away to New York to find his father.

“Untitled Detroit Riots Movie”Release Date😕
Director: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)
Cast: John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Kaitlyn Dever
Synopsis: Drama about the 12th street riot, where a police raid on a bar saw the arrest of 82 black men, sparking protests on police racism and five days of riots.

Okja”Release Date: Shooting wrapped in the summer,
Director: Bong Joon-Ho (“Snowpiercer”)
Cast: Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins
Synopsis: A young Korean girl travels the world trying to protect her best friend, a giant creature called Okja, from a malevolent corporation.

“Star Wars: Episode VIII”Release Date: December 15th
Director: Rian Johnson (“Looper”)
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Benicio Del Toro
Synopsis: The saga continues, as Rey teams with the long-lost Luke Skywalker to take on Kylo Ren, while getting closer to the secrets of her parents.

Baby DriverRelease Date: August 11th
Director: Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”)
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey
Synopsis: A music-obsessed getaway driver for bank robbers must save his girlfriend when a job goes wrong.

Blade Runner 2049”Release Date: October 6th, 2017
Director: Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Jared Leto
Synopsis: Sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, picking up with an older Deckard thirty years on from the events of the original.

Dunkirk”Release Date: July 21st
Director: Christopher Nolan (“Inception”)
Cast: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden, Cillian Murphy
Synopsis: The story of the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, when civilian ships helped evacuate over 300,000 men from France as Allied forces withdrew.

Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Fashion World Drama”Release Date: Late in the fall, a
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”)
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis
Synopsis: Drama about a fashion designer in London in the 1950s.

*Wes Anderson‘s animated film about dogs, which is in production, though could still take a while to complete (“Fantastic Mr. Fox” took about two years to get in the can), Drake Doremus’ latest “Zoe” with Charlie Hunnam and Lea Seydoux, Richard Linklater’s “Last Detail” sequel “Last Flag Flying” with Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne, Xavier Dolan’s “The Death & Life Of John F. Donovan” (which started filming this year but took a hiatus and will resume in the late spring), Damian Szifron’s “The Six Billion Dollar Man,” still on the schedule for December but without much sign that it’ll film any time soon.

*Brad Anderson’s thriller “High Wire Act” starring Jon Hamm, from a script by the great Tony Gilroy, David Wain’s National Lampoon biopic “A Futile And Stupid Gesture” which Netflix will debut, Max Winkler’s follow-up to the underrated “Ceremony,” Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles” with Christian Bale, real-life hijacking thriller “Entebbe” from “Elite Squad” director Jose Padilha and starring Vincent Cassel, Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund PikeAmy Schumer teaming with Goldie Hawn for “Mother/Daughter,” and James Franco’s “The Masterpiece” about the making of “The Room” (Franco’s adaptation of “Zeroville” should be ready at some point too).

*Justice League” in November, but “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” with the voice of Jackie Chan, is probably a more appealing prospect (also a more appealing prospect than “Justice League”? A root canal). M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” is reportedly something of a return to form, and while we’re bummed that Cary Fukunaga didn’t make Stephen King’s “It,” we’re intrigued to check out Andres Muschetti’s version nevertheless.

*Matt Damon will defend “The Great Wall” for Zhang Yimou, Dane DeHaan searches for “A Cure For Wellness” in Gore Verbinski’s sci-fi, while Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” will likely make a ton of money and we’re at least excited to see Luke Evans as Gaston. Jessica Chastain will bring some class to the spring with “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (and will be back in the fall with Susanna White’s “Woman Walks Ahead”). Vin and Dwayne will butt heads with Charlize Theron in “Fast 8,” Marc Webb makes a non-Spidey movie with Chris Evans in “Gifted,” and someone made a “Baywatch” movie for some reason, with Zac Efron and The Rock (who’s also starring in the “Jumanji” reboot at Christmas with Kevin Hart).

*Pirates Of The Caribbean” (apparently something of a return to form for the franchise), Tom Cruise battling “The Mummy,” spy sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and Pixar’s “Cars 3.” “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski tackles a forest fire with Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller and Josh Brolin in “Granite Mountain” and Tom Cruise and Doug Limanreteam for drug-runner drama “American Made” (Liman also has lower-budget sniper drama “The Wall” with Aaron Taylor Johnson coming as well). Denzel Washington will kick ass again in a sequel to “The Equalizer,” which has bafflingly not been called “The Sequelizer,” while Liam Neeson does his thing again in “The Commuter.” Neeson also plays the real-life Deep Throat (the Watergate one, not Linda Lovelace) in “Felt,” while Kenneth Branagh revamps “Murder On The Orient Express” with Johnny Depp, Daisy

*Chance The Rapper is starring in A24’s horror movie “Slice,” and the upstart company are also backing the first feature by designers Kate & Laura Mulleavy, the Kirsten Dunst-starring “Woodshock.” “Belle” director Amma Asante turns to the suddenly topical subject of Nazi Germany with “Where Hands Touch,” and speaking of anti-Semitism, Mel Gibson stars in “The Professor And The Madman” with Sean Penn, about an insane man who helped to create the dictionary. 

*Idris Elba and Kate Winslet topline Hany Abu-Assad’s survival romance “The Mountain Between Us,” Arnold Schwarzenegger and Darren Aronofsky are together at last (albeit with the latter only as producer) for airplane crash thriller “Aftermath,” Jack O’Connell and Jack Reynor try to kill Nazi Jason Clarke in “HHhH,” Jan Svankmajer could return with “The Insects,” Bruno Dumont has wrapped his Joan Of Arc musical “Jeanette,” and “Blue Ruin” star Macon Blair makes his directorial debut with “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore,” starring Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey.

 

Adam Wingard remakes Manga “Death Note” for Netflix with Willem Dafoe, while Wim Wendershas a pretty hot duo of Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy headlining his latest, “Submergence.” “The Lunchbox” director Ritesh Batra has two movies due: “The Sense Of An Ending” with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling, and the Netflix-backed “Our Souls At Night,” which reteams “Barefoot In The Park” stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Matthias Schoenaertsalso features there, and will reteam with his “Bullhead” director for “The Racer & The Jailbird.”

Ridley, Penelope Cruz and more, and Hugh Jackman sings in circus musical “The Greatest Showman On Earth.”

 

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