Approaching the Unknown is an upcoming science fiction drama about the first man that will set foot on Mars.
Watching the trailer you will notive influences from several movies. You get the drama elements and indie style from Moon, but also from last year’s Martian where astronauts’ solitude is explored as well. It also feels like a low budget Interstellar.
Anyhow, it looks really promising and maybe a hidden gem for 2016 among the more obvious anticipated blockbuster. It won’t make a lot of money, but it will win over the hearts of critics and audiences.
Mark Strong as Captain William D. Stanaforth, Sanaa Lathan as Captain Emily Maddox, Charles Baker as Captain Frank Worsely, Anders Danielsen Lie as Greenstreet and Bettina Skye as Nasa Technician.
Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonizing Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Approaching the unknown is directed and written by Mark Elijah Rosenberg. Premieres on 3 June 2016.
A horror fantasy remake of the classic Grimm story about the Sleeping Beauty.
Considering that the original Brothers Grim stories were in fact scary The Curse of the Sleeping Beauty will be closer to them than any other film before about Princess Aurora.
Ethan Peck as Thomas, India Eisley as Sleeping Beauty, Natalie Hall as Linda, Bruce Davison as Richard, Scott Alan Smith as Billings and Zack Ward as Nathan.
Thomas Kaiser inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations, only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay, Thomas must unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose, held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is directed by Pearry Reginald Teo. Premieres on 13 May 2016.
The popular video game Assasin’s Creed is getting a film version and it will be released this year in December!
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch / Aguliar, Marion Cotillard as Dr. Sophia Rikkin, Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin, Brendan Gleeson as Joseph, Michael Kenneth Williams as Moussa, Callum Turner as Nathan, Brian Gleeson as Young Joseph and Ariane Labed as Maria.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day
Assasin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel. Premieres on 21 December 2016.
The Magnificent Seven is the latest remake by Sony Pictures of the 1960 movie with the same name.
This year’s version of the movie includes Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Matt Bomer and Vincent D’Onofrio as some of the seven gunslinger who will try to defend a poor village against bandits and thieves.
Haley Bennett as Emma Cullen, Chris Pratt as Josh Farraday, Vincent D’Onofrio as Jack Horne, Denzel Washington as Sam Chisolm, Byung-hun Lee as Billy Rocks and Matt Bomer.
The Magnificent Seven is direced by Antonie Fuqua. Premieres on 23 September 2016.
A second trailer for Fantastic Beasts was released narrated by Colin Farrell.
In the trailer we see Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arriving in New York while the narrator explains how he was expelled from Hogwarts, with just one teacher opposing his expulsion. Albus Dumbledore.
Set in (magical) New York in the twenties, Fantastic Beasts seems like a fantastic movie that will appeal more to grown ups instead of children, or at least the grown ups will also be able to relate to the movie, unlike with the Harry Potter films.
Based on the book (written by J.K. Rowling) that Harry reads (in his own film series), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first part of a planned trilogy.