2018 August Movies

Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)

August 3, 2018
Comedy, Adventure, Animation

In the heartwarming live action adventure "Disney's Christopher Robin," the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film was first announced in 2015 as the latest project in Disney's initiative to produce live-action adaptations of their classic animation properties, following the footsteps of Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Principal photography began in August 2017.

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The Meg (2018)

August 10, 2018
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

Two hundred miles off the Chinese coast, a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called megalodon, thought to be long extinct, rises from the depths of the ocean and attacks a research submersible, leaving its crew stranded. Diver Jonas Taylor (Statham)—who has encountered the monster before—is called into action to help rescue the crew and stop the meaty monster before it attacks the mainland. But will the team's friendship survive a giant shark?

This film is based on the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The rights to the book were initially acquired by Disney in 1997, but nothing came of it. By the time The Meg was ready for production, Warner Bros. was set to distribute. At one point, Eli Roth was in talks to direct, but he ended up passing on the project. Principal photography started in October 2016 and ran through January 2017.

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

August 15, 2018

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Shortly after the original novel's publication in 2013, film rights were acquired and the project entered development. John M. Chu was hired as director in 2016. Principal photography started in 2017.

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The Happytime Murders (2018)

August 24, 2018
Mystery, Comedy

When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

This film has been in development for a decade, first announced back in 2008. Originally, Cameron Diaz was offered the lead role, but she passed and was replaced by Katherine Heigl. The Happytime Murders continued to linger in development hell for several years, eventually being picked up by STX Entertainment in 2015. Jamie Foxx was in negotiations to star at the time, but Melissa McCarthy was officially cast in the main human part in 2017. She also did uncredited rewrites of the script. Principal photography started in September 2017.

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

August 10, 2018
Crime, Thriller

From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.

Spike Lee signed on to direct BlacKkKlansman in September 2017, with Jordan Peele producing via his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Focus Features announced an official release date for the film in April 2018. The movie is adapted from the book of the same name by Stallworth and is set open in theaters in time to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist march and subsequent protests in Charlottesville.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

August 17, 2018
Comedy, Romance

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved - five in all - are mysteriously mailed out.

The film rights to YA New York Times Bestselling author Jenny Han's original novel were optioned by Overbrook Entertainment in 2014. Production began in Vancouver in July 2017, with Susan Johnson directing. Netflix picked up the distribution rights the following March.

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Searching (2018)

August 24, 2018
Thriller, Mystery

After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Searching is the feature directing debut for writer/director Aneesh Chaganty. It won the Best of Next! Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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Slender Man (2018)

August 10, 2018

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

This film is based on the character created by Eric Knudsen, who came up with Slender Man for a creepypasta Internet meme. It first entered development in 2016, with Sony hiring a screenwriter to pen the movie. The cast was announced in May 2017, with filming running from June through July of that year. Many people have noted the film is being released a few years after the Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin.

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The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

August 3, 2018
Action, Comedy

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Principal photography on the film began in July 2017. Shooting locations included Budapest and Amsterdam. Filming wrapped in September 2017.

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The Darkest Minds (2018)

August 3, 2018
Thriller, Sci-Fi

When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

20th Century Fox acquired the film rights to Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds book series in 2015, with Shawn Levy producing alongside Dan Levine and Dan Cohen through his 21 Laps Entertainment. Filming began in Atlanta, Georgia in April of 2017.

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Mile 22 (2018)

August 17, 2018

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

The film has been in development since 2015. In July of that year, Mark Wahlberg was confirmed for one of the lead roles, and Peter Berg as director. Their plan is to turn Mile 22 into a franchise and produce two subsequent films down the line. Principal photography began in December 2017.

Wahlberg and Berg previously worked together on films such as Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day.

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The Wife (2018)

August 17, 2018

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Little Stranger (2018)

August 31, 2018
Drama, Mystery, Horror

Dr. Faraday is a country doctor. During the summer of 1947, he tends to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked as a housemaid. The Hall, which has fallen into decline, is home to Mrs Ayres and her two children, Caroline and Roddy. After taking on the new patient, Dr. Faraday finds the Ayres family's story will soon become entwined with his own.

This film is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Waters. The adaptation was first announced back in September 2015, with Abrahamson attached as director and Domhnall Gleeson starring. The rest of the principal cast rounded into shape during 2017, prior to filming beginning in July of that year. Production ran for about 10 weeks in various locations throughout the U.K.

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Operation Finale (2018)

August 29, 2018
Drama, Biography, History

15 years after World War II, a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.

The film was first announced in 2015, when it was revealed MGM had acquired the rights to the script. In 2017, director Chris Weitz and the principal cast (including Oscar Isaac) all signed on, and principal photography started in October. Operation Finale is based on a true story.

Originally, the movie was set to be released in September, but it was moved up due to audience test scores.

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Destination Wedding (2018)

August 31, 2018
Drama, Comedy, Romance

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Production on Destination Wedding concluded in California in August 2017, ahead of the film's theatrical release date a year later. This is the fourth movie that Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves have starred in together and the first since The Private Lives of Pippa Lee in 2009.

Down A Dark Hall (2018)

August 17, 2018
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Kit Gordy, a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School, confronts the institution's supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

This film is based on the novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. Lionsgate acquired the film rights to the book in 2014, announcing the creative team at that time. The cast came together in 2016. Principal photography took place from October - December 2016.

Down A Dark Hall is scheduled for a straight-to-VOD release.

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Papillon (2018)

August 24, 2018
Crime, Drama, Mystery

A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape.

This is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name, which starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. The original was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe. The remake was filmed in various locations around Europe. It premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, nearly a year before its theatrical premiere.

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Juliet, Naked (2018)

August 17, 2018
Drama, Comedy, Music

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. It is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.

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Skate Kitchen (2018)

August 10, 2018

A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

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Kin (2018)

August 31, 2018
Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

This film is based on the short Bag Man, which was also written Jonathan and Josh Baker. The cast was assembled in August 2016, and Lionsgate purchased the rights to it at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2016. Production started in October of that year.