by Grant Cronin
So here we are. The third and final part of my list of the most anticipated films of 2016. I just know you’ve been on the edge of your seats waiting for it..
Walt Disney Pictures / Release date: 1st July
An adaption of a Roald Dahl novel, directed by Steven Spielberg, narrated by Tom Hardy with music from John Williams – need I say more? I was surprised when the teaser trailer for The BFG emerged late last year and I can’t wait to see more.
The first big budget adaption of The BFG looks set to capture the imagination of a new generation when its released this summer.
The Nice Guys
Silver Pictures / Release date: May 20th
Something strange happens when I talk about Shane Black with people I know – hardly anyone knows who he is. For me, this is a travesty after the fantastic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the maligned-yet-box office smashing Iron Man 3 (which I actually enjoyed proper Mandarin or not).
Black is back in 2016, this time with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling heading up this dark comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles. Keep an eye on this – it might end up being something special.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Heyday Films / Release date: 18th November
Harry Potter fans have grown up and it looks like the Harry Potter cinematic universe has joined them. David Yates returns to the Harry Potter franchise for this not-a-Harry-Potter-film-but-definitely-will-be-marketed-as-one alongside Eddie Redmayne starring as Newt Scamander author of the titular “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” an in-universe book read by students of Hogwarts.
Set seventy years prior to the events of the Harry Potter series and in New York City, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them looks set to bring a whole new look to the Harry Potter universe. A trilogy is planned for this story with the second arriving in 2018 and the final entry in 2020.
What are the movies you’re looking forward to this year? Did we miss any out?
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