7. Tomb Raider (Release Date: March 16)
Hollywood is a very different place than it was when Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft in the early 2000s. But, if recent years have taught us anything, it's that you never know when a proven franchise will leap back to theaters. So this month Warner Bros. and Norwegian director Roar Uthaug are dusting off Tomb Raider for another big-screen adaptation.
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander plays the intrepid explorer in this version, which draws inspiration from the 2013 video game that rebooted that series. While she has delivered consistently strong work across multiple genres, Vikander has never really been headlined a big studio release like this. Tomb Raider will then not only give us an indication of the series' future but also its star's ability to open a major tentpole.
Check out the latest trailer for Tomb Raider.
6. Red Sparrow (Release Date: March 2)
Ever since its first trailer broke, moviegoers have pointed out the similarities between the seductive Russian female spy of Red Sparrow and a certain card-carrying member of the Avengers. Regardless, this new film reunites Jennifer Lawrence with her Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence, as the pair attempt to take the espionage thriller in a new direction.
As a ballerina forced to turn to the spy game, Lawrence shares the screen with Joel Edgerton as a CIA agent whose mission just might intersect with hers. Based on the Jason Matthews novel, Red Sparrow looks to be more of a slow-burn thriller than a high-octane adrenaline rush of the Jason Bourne variety. Still, those looking for more Lawrence after the controversial mother! will want to head to the theater for this one.
Check out the latest trailer for Red Sparrow.
5. Pacific Rim Uprising (Release Date: March 16)
Nowadays, the question of whether or not a film turns a profit often rides on its international grosses. Such was definitely the case with director Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim in 2013. Although the film earned mostly positive reviews, it only pulled in barely over $100 million in the U.S., nearly half its production budget. Thankfully for fans, the sci-fi adventure earned triple that amount overseas, warranting a sequel.
Five years later, Pacific Rim Uprising — under director Steven DeKnight (Starz' Spartacus) — hopes to build upon the world del Toro established in the first film. This time around, John Boyega headlines as the son of Idris Elba's fallen general, leading the effort against a new breed of Jaegers. If it performs well, Pacific Rim Uprising could be the first of many new stories set in this world. If not, it could mark the end of Jaegers versus Kaiju on the big screen.
Check out the latest trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising.
4. Love, Simon (Release Date: March 16)
Greg Berlanti is best known these days for his work on the various Arrowverse shows on The CW. However, he's also dabbled in film work over the years. His third feature directorial effort, Love, Simon, hits theaters this month, ending an eight-year absence as a big-screen director. From the looks of it, the film could be the latest young-adult novel adaptation to resonate with audiences.
Based on Becky Albertalli's 2015 novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the story centers on the titular Simon (Jurassic World's Nick Robinson), a teenage boy who has kept his sexuality a secret from the world. Featuring a supporting cast that includes Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner, Love, Simon appears to be a poignant, powerful story of grappling with one's identity amidst the chaos of adolescence.
Check out the latest trailer for Love, Simon.
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