2016 has ended, 2017 has begun and we must party like it’s 1999.
So here they are. My most anticipated films of the year. Movies. Oh my god.
(release dates subject to change)
Split — 18th of January
Split has M. Night returning to the director’s chair with another screenplay of his own about Kevin (played by James McAvoy), a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls, all whilst his 24th personality is emerging…
From the trailer (and early positive reviews), it looks intriguing, terrifying and pure M. Night in all the right ways (meaning there’s probably going to be a plot twist).
Get Out — 24th of February
Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame has written and directed his own horror/thriller about a black man visiting his white girlfriend’s family for the first time and their town seems to have something very… off about it.
Peele has described the film as a “horror movie, but it’s a satirical premise” and that is exactly how movies should be made. It’s what Charlie Kaufman does and now it’s what Jordan Peele does… and it looks great.
Baby Driver — 16th of March — MOST ANTICIPATED
This is easily my most anticipated film of 2017 simply because of the director and writer credit; “Written and Directed by Edgar Wright. Yep that’s him. Greatest director working today.”
No trailer has been released yet so information is still pretty scarce but all I know is that it’s Edgar Wright directing names like Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Lily James in a bank-heist comedy written by Edgar himself… and that’s all I need to know to be more than excited.
The Belko Experiment — 17th of March
It looks exciting and I’m keen to see how it ends. Hopefully they haven’t stolen my ending either…
Alien: Covenant — 17th of May
Wonder Woman — 2nd of June
I really want this to be good, I’m just not entirely certain it will be considering that the director has never directed action before.
Dunkirk — 19th of July
Blade Runner 2049 — 4th of October
The Killing of a Sacred Deer — 12th of October
From the quirky mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster and Dogtooth fame) comes a film about… I’m not sure what it’s about.
All I need is that directorial credit and I’m keen to watch it.
Coco — 22nd of November
Very little is known about the new Pixar film except for the fact that it actually follows people. *LONG SHOCKED GASP*
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The First Order Strikes Back? — 14th of December
The Shape of Water — Unknown date in 2017
Guillermo del Toro returns with a film sounding very much like the spiritual sequel to Pan’s Labyrinth and that’s enough for me to be excited.
Zeroville — Unknown date in 2017
James Franco takes to classic 1969 Hollywood in this drama-comedy which was supposed to be released LAST YEAR.
What movies this year have you jumping up and down in excitement? Were there any I missed?
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