11. Alpha (March, 2018)
Period pieces have been a part of Hollywood for as long as it’s been around, but it seems there is a new historical trend of movies that depict prehistoric times. Alpha takes place 20,000 years ago in Europe during the last Ice Age. The movie follows the story of a young caveman who must survive the elements and the oncoming storm to find his way home.
Promising an epic adventure, this caveman befriends a lone wolf, who accompanies in on his journey. The two form an unlikely partnership to guarantee that they both survive the deadly cold about to unleash itself on the Earth.
Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men: Apocalypse) stars, with Albert Hughes (From Hell, Dead Presidents) directing. Expect a lot of survival drama with this one.
10. Isle of Dogs (March, 2018)
It’s not just Early Man that’s bringing stop-motion animation back to movie theaters next year. Isle of Dogs will also feature that style of animation, which many film viewers appreciate just for the sheer amount of work involved in bringing such a movie to life.
Written and directed by Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs is a seemingly classic tale of a boy looking for his dog. That might not seem all that original, but the cast alone should keep movie seats packed for its run. The film features voice acting by Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, Liev Schreiber, F. Murray Abraham, and even Yoko Ono. And that’s not even the full cast list!
9. Widows (November, 2018)
Who doesn’t love a good heist movie loaded with action and thrills? Widows promises all that, as well as an incredible female cast that includes Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Michelle Rodriguez (Lost), and Viola Davis (Suicide Squad, The Help). Widows also has some great actors, too, including Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Lukas Haas and Garret Dillahunt. That pretty much makes it a movie that everyone will want to see. 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen heads up the project, penned by Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn.
Technically, this movie does have a basis on a 2002 TV mini-series (see the movie poster above), but it’s still an original story on the big screen that follows a group of women who decide to take over a job that killed their criminal spouses.