FILM GUIDE 2017
Our comprehensive guide of future blockbusters for cinema lovers
If there is one thing that all the Majik House team have in common it is our love of film!
To celebrate the New Year we have put together our top 10 films to look out for in 2017.
10. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
It’s been 26 years since Belle landed upon the enchanted castle, desperate to save her father from the hands of the Beast. Emma Watson stars as Belle in the live action adaptation of one of Disney’s most classic fairy tales, alongside Dan Stevens as The Beast.
What to expect: A timeless love story with a 21st century twist.
Scheduled Release: 17th March 2017
9. SPIDERMAN: HOME COMING
The film follows a young Peter Parker played by Tom Holland trying to get to grips with his newly found super powers throughout his high school years. The plot is still relatively secretive however with the involvement of Tony Stark we can presume the story follows on from the events of Captain America: Civil War.
What to expect: An action packed adventure from start to finish, Marvel never fail to put bums in seats and jaws on floors.
Scheduled Release: 7th July 2017
Take a look into a future without the Xmen. We join Logan aka Wolverine losing his grip on his powers, when a young mutant is found desperately in need of his help. Sir Patrick Stuart undertakes his iconic role as Charles Xavier in the early stages of onset Alzheimer’s which inhibits his telepathic abilities.
What to expect: A highly emotional cinematic ride through what could be the once beloved superheroes final adventure.
Scheduled Release: 3rd March 2017
7. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
The 5th instalment of the highly successful Disney franchise sees a plague of ghost pirates from the devils triangle attempt to rid the seas of all life. We join Captain Jack Sparrow and his marry men as they learn the only way to survive is to possess the power of the seas. Johnny Depp takes the helm as one of his more iconic roles alongside Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom.
What to expect: High action, high drama and fleets of ghoulish pirates. An eclectic mix of comedy, fantasy and plenty of swashbuckerling.
Scheduled Release: 26th May 2017
6. KONG: SKULL ISLAND
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larsson take us back to the island to unearth more of its deadly secrets. This time the prehistoric landscape has much more to terrify us with. The explorers have more to look out for this time than just Kong himself, prepare yourself for giant spiders, deadly reptiles and very hostile locals.
What to expect: Epic battles between man and monster, exotic creatures and mystical landscapes will provide edge of your seat viewing.
Scheduled Release: 10th March 2017
5. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
We re-join Caesar in the 3rd chapter of the post-apocalyptic saga Planet of the Apes. With tensions between man and ape at fever point the epic battle commences to see one side take all, the future of both species will hang in the balance. Staring Woody Harrison and the brilliant Andy Serkis re-animating his role as Caesar.
What to expect: be prepared to be willing the victory of the Apes over the human race. The film has many underlining themes, not least the impact of human involvement on animal fatalities and extinctions plus issues surrounding climate change and how we treat our planet.
Scheduled Release: 14th July 2017
An adaptation of the real life events that unfolded at the battle of Dunkirk in 1940. Tom Hardy stars alongside Cillian Murphy better known for his role in Peaky Blinders, plus the highly publicised acting debut of Harry Styles. The story unfolds on the frontline battlefields of World War 2 surrounded by enemy troops where victory means survival. The complex and deeply thought provoking story is told through the expert eye of director Christopher Nolan, better known for ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’.
What to expect: An emotionally charged harrowing, poignant and inspiring story
Scheduled Release: 21st July 2017
3. TRAINSPOTTING T2
It’s been 20 years since Renton committed the ultimate betrayal and T2 proves that some things are harder to forget than others. With all the old crew on board we re-join Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Renton in the highly anticipated sequel. With director Danny Boyle at the helm we should surely be in for a future cult classic.
What to expect: A psychedelic drug induced trip of sorrow, joy, revenge, regret, self-destruction and diamorphine.
Scheduled Release: 10th March 2017
2. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
Get ready for the latest action adventure from acclaimed award winning director Michael Bay. The story follows Optimus Primes battle to save his dying home planet Cybertron, to which he is in part responsible. Mark Wahlberg stars as the Autobots human ally alongside academy award winner Anthony Hopkins.
What to expect: With the possible destruction of the universe, transformers never fails to have you on the edge of your seat. Expect incredible CGI with an out of this world 3D experience.
Scheduled Release: 23rd June 2017
1. STAR WARS VIII
JJ Abrams is passing over the director’s baton to Rain Johnson, whose name some of you may remember for his work on Breaking Bad. Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher both remaster their roles as Ray and Princess Leia to what looks to be another epic intergalactic battle of Good Vs Evil. So what do we know of the plot? Well to be honest not much. Keeping the films plot a top secret seems to be a Star Wars tradition, so don’t expect the rumour mill to be spilling out possible story lines before the end of next year.
What to expect: Hans Solos son Jacen is expected to take a lead role in the film but there is sure to be questions about the return of Harrison Ford himself? Plus, could Obi Wan Kenobi make an appearance in the film? Ewan McGregor has stated on many occasions how much he would love to reprise his role in the franchise.
Scheduled Release: 15th December 2017