2019 August Movies
- Action, Sci-Fi
An adaptation of the New Mutants comic books, this X-Men cinematic universe installment follows five new mutants who are held in a secret facility against their will. Together, they must fight the dangers of their powers and deal with their troubled pasts, if they are to save themselves.
A new breed of X-Men heroes will make their debut on the big screen soon with the movie adaptation of The New Mutants. The film will follow the story of five young mutants who are kept in a secret facility just as they are discovering their abilities. They will have to work together to free themselves, while battling conflicts among themselves and within themselves.
The movie is set to premiere in April 2018 and will feature mutants Magik/Illyana Rasputin (Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), Cannonball/Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), Sunspot/Roberta da Costa (Henry Zaga), Mirage/Danielle Monstar (Blu Hunt) and Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga).
Director Josh Boone himself wrote co-wrote the screenplay with his friend Knate Lee. They are both fans of the comic series. They started working on the film concept right after Boone finished working on his blockbuster film, The Fault in Our Stars. After creating a comic book inspired by Chris Claremont’s work, they presented their idea for a trilogy to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. In May 2015, Fox inked a deal with Boone to direct the standalone X-Men films spinoff based on the screenplay they made.
Filming for The New Mutants started on July 10, 2017 under the working title Growing Pains, in Boston. It is revealed that the film will have a full-fledged horror movie style, which is unlike previous X-Men films. Boone further revealed that there will be no costumes and no super-villains. Instead, the lead characters are going up against a psychic monster known as the Demon Bear who is connected to Mirage.
Filming wrapped up in September with the director and the cast posting photos of the milestone in their social media accounts.
- Action, Adventure
Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal agent Luke Hobbs and former-British military turned mercenary Deckard Shaw must join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as Brixton.
The project was confirmed shortly after The Fate of the Furious was released in theaters in April 2017. Fate of the Furious originally included a post-credits scene that set the stage for the Hobbs/Shaw spinoff, but it was ultimately dropped from the film's theatrical release. Principal photography began in September 2018.
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A group of kids face their fears in order to save their town.
This is based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz. CBS Films acquired the rights in 2013 and a writer was hired a year later. Guillermo del Toro became attached in 2016, serving as producer and co-writer. After André Øvredal signed on to direct, the cast rounded into shape at various points in 2018. Principal photography ran from August - November 2018.
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- Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
A film adaptation of the book series written by Eoin Colfer, the movie follows the adventures of young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. Kenneth Branagh was brough on to direct the film in Fall 2015, before Disney announced the official main cast two years later.
- Drama, Comedy
After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
This film is based on the book of the same name by Maria Semple. Annapurna Pictures and Color Force acquired the rights back in 2013, but Richard Linklater was not hired to direct until 2015. The cast slowly rounded into shape over the course of the next couple of years, and filming finally began in July 2017.
Originally, Where'd You Go, Bernadette was going to be a 2018 release, but continuously had its premiere pushed back. It's now set for March 2019.
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- Drama, Mystery, Horror
A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip where things quickly go awry.
The film was officially announced in 2018, with Ari Aster as director. The cast was lined up in July 2018 and filming began shortly after. Production wrapped in October of that year.
Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for their first kissing party.
The film was officially announced in 2017. Jacob Tremblay joined the cast in 2018 and then shooting began.