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More movie magic to dazzle your eyes over the next 12 months
Jason Reitman promises a ‘return to form’ comeback with TULLY (17 May), re-teaming with his Juno/ Young Adult partner-in-snark Diablo Cody for a “comedy about motherhood” starring Charlize Theron... Once a James Cameron movie, now a Robert Rodriguez joint (produced by James Cameron), sci-fi manga adaptation ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (19 July) will feature cutting-edge cyborg antics… There’s no stopping Tom Cruise, it seems — not even a broken leg — as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6 (2 Aug) proves. Yep, Ethan Hunt is back for more rubber-mask, stunt-heavy antics, along with pretty much everyone else, plus series newbie Vanessa Kirby (aka Princess Margaret from The Crown)... Shane Black’s gone from being killed by a Predator (in the 1987 original) to directing one in THE PREDATOR
(2 Aug) — his attempt, he says, to “event-ise” the dreadlocked monster... An iconic Spiderman 3 villain is getting his own spin-off in VENOM
(4 Oct), with Tom Hardy getting monstrous for the role of alien-infected Eddie Brock, opposite Michelle Williams… Speaking of monsters, pale-faced slasher-stalker Michael Myers is back (again) in HALLOWEEN (18 Oct), with Jamie Lee Curtis back too as Laurie Strode, and David Gordon Green, interestingly, calling the shocks… Andy Serkis’ long-delayed MOWGLI (18 Oct) lands at last — Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch join Serkis on animal duties for an adaptation that’s all darkness, no Disney… From Elizabeth to Lisbeth, Claire ‘The Crown’ Foy will get all goth-punky as hacker
Salander in the latest Stieg Larsson cyberthriller THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (18 Oct)… Poor dizzy Sherlock gets subjected to another spin in HOLMES AND WATSON
(8 Nov), but this time it’s a funny one, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly bringing their double-act hijinks to Victorian London… A Rocky IV reunion is set for CREED 2 (22 Nov) as Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and Ivan Drago (Dolph Lungren) oversee Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) go up against Drago Jr. (boxer Florian Munteanu). Is there life beyond Justice League? Totally, if Jason Momoa has anything to do with it: AQUAMAN (26 Dec) goes solo in a movie that promises to be a Romancing The Stone-a-like treasure hunt...
Alita: Battle Angel