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hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Sci-Fi
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hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Sci-Fi

Over the next 10 days we're going to be previewing 100 of 2017's best movies. We head into science fiction today...

 

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

 

What Is It?

Luc Besson takes on the much-loved graphic novel series in this new epic blockbuster with help from Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

 

Who’s In It?

Joining DeHaan and Delevingne are Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke and Mathieu Kassovitz.  

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Luc Besson writes and directs this one.

 

Any Plot Details?

DeHaan plays Valerian, who along with partner Laureline (Delevingne) work as special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

Under instructions from their commanders, the park are sent on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe, a city where they discover a plot is being cooked up that threatens to destroy everything.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due out on August 4th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s below for you:



 

Life

 

What Is It?

An all-star cast is assembled for this spacebound adventure.

 

Who’s In It?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds all star.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Daniel Espinosa, who made Child 44, directs. He works from a script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the same duo who wrote Deadpool.

 

Any Plot Details?

We follow the six-member crew of the International Space Station who are tasked with finding and returning with the first proof of intelligent life outside of life. Sadly when they discover it the lifeform turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for...

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out March 24th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Please do, it’s below for you:



 

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

 

What Is It?

For the sixth and final time we have a Resident Evil movie to enjoy.

 

Who’s In It?

Starring alongside a returning Milla Jovovich are Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, William Levy, Ruby Rose and Iain Glen.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

For the third movie in succession, Paul W. S. Anderson directs.

 

Any Plot Details?

This movie picks up directly after the events of Resident Evil: Retribution, with Jovovich's Alice forced to head back to Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends and an unlikely ally to save what's left of humanity.

 

When Can I See It?

It hits cinemas on February 3rd.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, enjoy…



 

The God Particle

 

What Is It?

After 2016’s hugely successful 10 Cloverfield Lane, the third instalment of Cloverfield spin-offs gets a release in 2017.

 

Who’s In It?

Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi and David Oyelowo are the stars this time.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Much tipped director Julius Onah takes charge. 

 

Any Plot Details?

In this new movie, we follow a team of astronauts aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following a particuarly horrible discovery.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due out on February 24th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, but it’s out soon so it can’t be far away.




Patient Zero

 

What Is It?

A brutal outbreak of rabies must be stopped, but does humanity have the team to do it? 

 

Who’s In It?

The film stars Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Agyness Deyn and Clive Standen.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Stefan Ruzowitzky, director of crime thriller Deadfall, directs, he works from a script from hotly tipped writer Mike Le.

 

Any Plot Details?

After a worldwide outbreak of a mutated form of rabies results in most humans being turned into a highly intelligent new species known as "The Infected": a human survivor, Morgan, with the ability to talk with the "infected," sets out to find "Patient Zero" and an antidote to save humanity

 

When Can I See It?

There’s no confirmed UK release date as yet, but the US one is in February so it’s unlikely to be far behind….

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, but soon…

 

War Of The Planet Of The Apes

 

What Is It?

We return to the Planet Of The Apes once more for the battle to end all battles...

 

Who’s In It?

This time we’ve got Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria and Judy Greer.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Matt Reeves directs once again and has co-written the script with Mark Bomback.

 

Any Plot Details?

In this new instalment we pick up directly after Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and find Caesar and his ape colony embroiled in a battle with an army of humans, an army by Harrelson's ruthless Colonel. As the movie goes on the fighting means both sides take heavy losses and all is set up for a battle to determine which species will survive.

 

When Can I See It?

The movie will be released into UK cinemas on July 14th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s very dark indeed…




 

Geostorm

 

What Is It?

Gerard Butler leads this epic disaster thriller.

 

Who’s In It?

Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Katheryn Winnick, Alexandra Lara, Jim Sturgess, Amr Waked, Ed Harris and Andy García star in this movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Dean Devlin, who has written and produced movies like Stargate and Independence Day, makes his directorial debut on this movie.

 

Any Plot Details?

The world threatens to spin out of control in this new epic, first we have a man who heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, all the while his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president. Quite a duo…

 

When Can I See It?

It’ll be with us on October 20th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

We’re still waiting on the first one.

 

The Dark Tower

 

What Is It?

The first part of Stephen King’s beloved and hugely influential Dark Tower series comes to the big screen after 20 years of trying.

 

Who’s In It?

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey lead the way, supported by Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jackie Earle Haley and Tom Taylor

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Nikolaj Arcel, director of A Royal Affair and Truth About Men, directs the movie.  

 

Any Plot Details?

It tells the story of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger. He has been chasing after his long-time enemy "the man in black" for many years across a barren desert and the novel follows him as he journeys.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on July 28th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

It’s due in the next few weeks...



The Great Wall

 

What Is It?

Matt Damon leads this unusual epic, which has cost a reported $160 million to produce.

 

Who’s In It?

Starring alongside Damon in the movie are Game Of Thrones' Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Jing Tian, Luhan, and Zhang Hanyu.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

It has been directed by Zhang Yimou, the man behind on the camera on previous epics Curse Of The Golden Flower and House Of Flying Daggers.

 

Any Plot Details?

The Great Wall tells the story of the construction of The Great Wall of China and, in this case, whether it was constructured to protect the civilian population from a vicious, fire-breathing monster.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on February 17th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s below for you:



 

The Space Between Us

 

What Is It?

A low-key sci-fi movie, but bursting with big ideas...

 

Who’s In It?

Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino are the leads of this film.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Peter Chelsom, who made Hector and The Search For Happiness, directs the movie, Allan Loeb, who wrote 21 and Collateral Beauty, provides the script.

 

Any Plot Details?

This is the story of the first human born on Mars who travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. To help him explore he befriends a streetwise teenage girl...

 

When Can I See It?

A week before The Great Wall, February 10th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s below for you:

 

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