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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

November 9, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Mystery

The next chapter in the Millennium movie series, The Girl in the Spider's Web follows Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist as they investigate a story that involves spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives - some willing to kill to protect their secrets.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado/Sicario 2 (2018)

June 29, 2018
R
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

This is the sequel to the hard-hitting crime drama Sicario, which was directed by Denis Villeneuve and released in 2015. Though the original was a modest box office success ($84.8 million worldwide), the enthusiastic response led to the creation of a followup. Soldado was first announced in 2015, and the plan was for the film to center around Benicio del Toro's acclaimed hitman character. The creative team has described this as a "standalone spinoff" as opposed to a sequel or prequel, fleshing out the Sicario universe. Villeneuve was unable to return to direct due to his commitment to Blade Runner 2049. There has been talk about a third film.

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Early Man (2018)

February 16, 2018
PG
Animation

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

This is the latest film from Aardman Animations, a studio that is best known for claymation stop-motion projects like Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. It was first announced in May 2015, with StudioCanal agreeing to finance the picture. Director Nick Park is tackling Aardman's most ambitious project to date, and acted out the entire movie in live-action before the animation process began so his team knew what he was looking for.

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Early Man director acted out entire film in live-action


Early Man is an ambitious animated film

A Star is Born (2018)

October 5, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Musical

A film star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his career into a downward spiral.

Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

January 5, 2018
PG-13
Thriller, Mystery, Horror

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. The franchise welcomes back standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

This film is the fourth overall installment in the Insidious horror film franchise, which began with the original movie back in 2011. The previous three films have all been moderate box office successes, with the property peaking in 2013 with Insidious: Chapter 2 ($83.5 million). The Last Key is second in regards to the in-universe chronology, following the events of Insidious: Chapter 3. It was originally going to be released in October 2017 for Halloween, but studio Blumhouse Productions pushed it back for Happy Death Day instead. Principal photography took place in 2016.

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Insidious: The Last Key Image


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Paddington 2 (2018)

January 12, 2018
PG
Comedy, Adventure, Animation

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

This film is based on the Paddington Bear stories created by author Michael Bond and serves as a sequel to the family hit from 2014. The original Paddington movie earned widespread acclaim from critics and earned $265.3 million at the worldwide box office. Among the accolades it received were two British Academy Film Awards: Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. The success of the first film all but guaranteed a sequel would be made. Principal photography ran from October 2016 to June 2017, completing ahead of Paddington 2's U.K. theatrical premiere in November 2017.

Paddington 2 was originally going to be distributed by The Weinstein Company, but following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the rights were picked up by Warner Bros.

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The Meg (2018)

August 10, 2018
PG-13
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018 Video Game)

October 26, 2018
M
Action, Adventure

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to 2010's mega popular Red Dead Redemption and is also a Western action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018 with a PC release later. It's the third entry in the Red Dead series and follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed multiple times and is rumored to potentially include a first-person mode (similar to Grand Theft Auto 5's first-person mode it got upon re-release on current-gen consoles and PC), a battle royale type mode for its multiplayer alongside Revive and Survive and Money Grab modes. Its open-world reportedly embraces its day-and-night cycles with NPCs and shops closing for the evening. New vehicles may be added including horse carts and fully realized trains, and there may even be a social companion app which includes poker.

Sea of Thieves (2018 Video Game)

March 20, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Adventure

Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you'll encounter other crews... but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

December 14, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Animation

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)

August 3, 2018
Not Yet Rated
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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Skyscraper (2018)

July 13, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action

Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.

The Cloverfield Paradox/Cloverfield 3 (2018)

February 4, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Horror

In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.

The Cloverfield Paradox stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious films, Kong: Skull Island), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).

Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung.

Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

February 9, 2018
R
Thriller, Romance

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.

This is the final chapter in the Fifty Shades trilogy, which is based on the series of novels by E.L. James. Though the franchise has been widely panned by critics, the movies are financially successful. The first film, Fifty Shades of Grey, was released in 2015 and earned $571 million at the worldwide box office. Sequel Fifty Shades Darker fared worse commercially, but still brought in $381.1 million. With Fifty Shades Freed, the franchise should pass the $1 billion mark collectively. This film was shot back-to-back with Fifty Shades Darker, with director James Foley beginning production in 2016. Production ran from February to July that year. Universal will release Fifty Shades Freed in IMAX theaters.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels filming back-to-back


Fifty Shades Freed poster

Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween

October 12, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Family, Horror

A sequel to the live-action Goosebumps movie. Artwork is from the movie tie-in book Goosebumps: Slappy's Revenge.

Isle of Dogs (2018)

March 23, 2018
PG-13
Comedy, Adventure, Animation

Set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on the remote eponymous island due to a "canine flu", Isle of Dogs follows five local dogs—Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke, and King. They are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and they will protect him from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.

This is the latest film from director Wes Anderson and his second stop-motion animated movie (following 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox). Anderson first announced the project in 2015. He was inspired by the films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and the holiday television specials produced by Rankin/Bass. Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights in December 2016 with the intention of releasing it in 2018.

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Isle of Dogs Concept Art


Screen Rant's Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

November 2, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Family, Fantasy, Musical

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Happytime Murders (2018)

August 17, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Mystery, Comedy

Two Los Angeles detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and discover who is murdering former cast members of the classic puppet TV show, "The Happytime Gang".

Overlord (2018)

October 26, 2018
Not Yet Rated
History, Fantasy

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Image is from Hellboy (2004).

Suspiria (2018)

November 2, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Mystery, Fantasy, Horror

As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renowned dance company, its artistic director (Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.