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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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Denis Villeneuve may return for Sicario 3

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

December 7, 2018
PG-13
Adventure

Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.  As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own.  All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. The other story’s central animal characters are: Kaa, the snake (Cate Blanchett); the leader of the wolf pack, Akela (Peter Mullan); the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui (Tom Hollander); Nisha, the female wolf (Naomie Harris), who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Nisha’s mate, Vihaan (Eddie Marsan); and Mowgli’s Brother Wolf (Jack Reynor).

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Overlord (2018)

November 9, 2018
R
Action, Mystery, Horror

On the eve of D-Day during World War II, American paratroopers are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy. After reaching their target, the paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against horrifying, bloody, and violent creatures that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.

Paramount acquired the rights to the film in 2017, bringing Mark L. Smith onboard to fine-tune the screenplay. Overlord's story was originally by J.J. Abrams and Billy Ray. At one point, fans thought this was another secret installment of the Cloverfield franchise, but Abrams confirmed it's a standalone feature. Julius Avery was hired as director in 2017, and production began in May of that year.

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The Meg (2018)

August 10, 2018
PG-13
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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The Meg Is A Cross Between Jaws and Jurassic Park


Jason Statham Went Diving With Real Sharks

First Man (2018)

October 12, 2018
PG-13
Drama, Biography

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

This is the latest film from director Damien Chazelle, following his Oscar win for the musical La La Land. The film reunites Chazelle with Ryan Gosling, who will play Armstrong. Based on James R. Hansen's biography of the astronaut, First Man takes place from 1961 to 1969, leading up to the Apollo 11 mission. The movie has been in development since 2003, originally envisioned as a vehicle for Clint Eastwood to direct. Gosling signed on to portray Armstrong in 2015, with Chazelle coming onboard later. Principal photography commenced in October 2017.

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First Man Image Sends Ryan Gosling to Space

Skyscraper (2018)

July 13, 2018
PG-13
Action, Crime, Drama

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 film was first announced in May 2016 after Legendary Pictures won a bidding war for the project. Johnson was confirmed as the main lead around that same time, and shortly after, the supporting cast rounded into shape. Production began in August 2017. This marks the second time Johnson has worked with Rawson Marshall Thurber, after previously collaborating with him on Central Intelligence. The two are set to re-team for 2020's Red Notice.

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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

July 20, 2018
R
Action, Crime, Thriller

Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Washington and Antoine Fuqua began making plans for The Equalizer 2 while filming the first installment in the 1980s TV show-turned movie franchise. Sony officially green-lit the project in 2015 and scheduled it for release in 2017, before pushing it back a year due to Washington and Fuqua's busy schedules. Pedro Pascal and Ashton Sanders join the cast here, along with the returning actors from the first movie.

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Red Sparrow (2018)

March 2, 2018
R
Thriller

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Red Sparrow is based on the 2013 book of the same name written by former CIA operative Jason Matthews. The novel was acclaimed upon its release, taking home the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Matthews sold the movie rights to the book prior to its publication, agreeing to a seven-figure deal. In addition, he received a contract to write a Red Sparrow sequel. Production on the film started in January 2017.

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Mute (2018)

February 23, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most

This is the latest film from director Duncan Jones, who made a name for himself with high concept sci-fi films like Moon and Source CodeMute was in development hell for several years, but Jones finally announced it would be his next movie in November 2015. He drew inspiration from Blade Runner while crafting its world, and started production in September 2016.

Jones previously described Mute as a "spiritual sequel" to Moon and envisions it as the second part of an unofficial trilogy. He has expressed a desire to see Sam Rockwell cameo in Mute as his Moon character, Sam Bell. In addition to being released on Netflix, there is a plan to give Mute a limited theatrical release. It was originally to premiere in 2017, before being pushed back to 2018.

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Mute Official release date


Mute first look images and plot summary


Mute was inspired by Blade Runner

Suspiria (2018)

November 2, 2018
R
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.

This is a remake of the 1977 film, which was directed by Dario Argento. A new version of the horror classic was in development for some time, first announced back in 2008. Call Me By Your Name's Luca Guadagnino signed on to helm in 2015, with Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton joining the cast shortly after. In 2016, key supporting roles were filled out by Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, and others. Filming took place over two stretches of principal photography. The first ran from October to December 2016, and then it was completed from February to March 2017.

Guadagnino hopes to make sequels at some point.

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Suspiria: The Three Mothers Explained

Far Cry 5 (2018 Video Game)

March 27, 2018
M
Action, Thriller

Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult led by "The Father" Joseph Seed, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance, including some local wildlife.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

November 2, 2018
PG
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.

Disney officially announced the film in 2016, positioning it as their latest live-action fairy tale reimagining. Mackenzie Foy was cast as the lead later that year, with key supporting players like Morgan Freeman and Kiera Knightley signing on at various points in 2016. Production started in October 2016 and ran until January 2017. Joe Johnston came in to oversee an extended period of reshoots in December 2017, since director Lasse Hallström was unavailable. The two filmmakers will receive co-directing credit on the movie.

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The Grinch (2018)

November 9, 2018
PG
Comedy, Animation, Family

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

This film is based on the classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess, which was previously adapted into a 1966 holiday TV special and a 2000 live-action film. It was first announced back in 2013, and Benedict Cumberbatch wasn't cast in the lead role until 2016.

The Grinch was originally set for a 2017 release, but the studio decided to push it back to 2018.

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The Happytime Murders (2018)

August 24, 2018
R
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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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

October 12, 2018
PG
Family, Horror

A sequel to the live-action Goosebumps movie that pits three unsuspecting teens against Slappy the Dummy.

Production on the film began in March 2018, with a different cast and crew than the first Goosebumps movie. The sequel was officially titled Haunted Halloween a month later.

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Death Wish (2018)

March 2, 2018
R
Action, Crime, Drama

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller DEATH WISH. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.

Death Wish first entered development back in 2006, when Sylvester Stallone intended to direct and star in the remake. He left the project months later due to creative differences. The film lingered until 2012 when writer Joe Carnahan came onboard, and he also hoped to direct. His version would have starred Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo. Death Wish picked back up again in 2016 when Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado were brought in to direct, but they left when the studio wouldn't allow their script rewrites. Eli Roth became the movie's director in June 2016, with production beginning in September of that year. Willis was chosen from a short list of potential stars that also included Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, and Will Smith.

The original Death Wish grossed $22 million in 1974, spawning a franchise of four sequels that unfortunately saw diminished returns at the box office.

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Death Wish first look images

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?

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

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018)

October 12, 2018
R
Thriller, Mystery

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

20th Century Fox acquired the rights to Goddard's script in 2017, at which time it was announced he would also be directing. This is the first time Goddard has called the shots on a film since The Cabin in the Woods. The principal cast came together at various points in 2017 and 2018, with principal photography beginning in January 2018.

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Bad Times at the El Royale Character Posters

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

July 27, 2018
PG
Animation

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big!  “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza - a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies - everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry.  The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.

The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.