hmv.com previews... - January 12, 2017

hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Reboots & Remakes
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hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Reboots & Remakes

Over the next 10 days we're going to be previewing 100 of 2017's best movies. Today it's the reboots and remakes...

 

The Mummy

 

What Is It?

After three outings with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and a spin-off with The Rock, the Ancient Egyptian Queen gets a new reboot with a big budget and Tom Cruise...

 

Who’s In It?

Starring alongside Cruise are Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Javier Botet and Selva Rasalingam.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

The movie has been directed by Star Trek reboot writer Alex Kurtzman, who works from a script from Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts and Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation's Christopher McQuarrie.

 

Any Plot Details?

As we have in previous outings, we follow an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her who awakened in our current day and begins to wreak havoc, serious havoc.

 

When Can I See It?

It’ll be with us on June 9th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s below:




Baywatch

 

What Is It?

The hugely successful TV show about lifeguards who loved running in slow motion gets a reboot as a raunchy comedy.

 

Who’s In It?

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario with Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Priyanka Chopra and Hannibal Buress also in key roles. Original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson also have small roles in the new movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Baywatch has been directed by Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses man Seth Gordon. He works from a script from Friday the 13th reboot writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.  

 

Any Plot Details?

In this new iteration Johnson plays Mitch Buchanan, the role made famous by Hasselhoff, who clashes with new hot-headed lifeguard Matt Brody (Efron) as they attempt to control the rowdy surfers of California and stop their jobs being cut by the local authority.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on May 12th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it’s sizzling...



 

Flatliners

 

What Is It?

The much-loved 1990s sci-fi flick gets a 2017 reboot.

 

Who’s In It?

Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons and a returning Kiefer Sutherland are all on duty.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Niels Arden Oplev, who is one of the key directors on Mr. Robot, is behind the camera. Source Code writer Ben Ripley provides the screenplay.

 

Any Plot Details?

Once again we follow a group of medical students who set out to investigate near-death experiences, a process that causes them to begin to have flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on September 29th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet.



ChiPs

 

What Is It?

The kitsch 1970’s cop drama is brought up to date with a new Hollywood comedy.

 

Who’s In It?

It’s got a hell of a cast. Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Vincent D'Onofrio, Wilmer Valderrama, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, Kristen Bell and Maya Rudolph are all in this movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

This is Shepard’s baby. He writes, directs and stars in this.

 

Any Plot Details?

Two middle-aged motorcycle cops are given a new lease of life when a sadistic ex-cop decides to go on a crime spree. But can they catch him?

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due to be with us on August 11th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Sure thing, it's below for you:

 



Murder On The Orient Express

 

What Is It?

Agatha Christie’s train caper gets a modern update with help from an all-star cast and Kenneth Branagh.

 

Who’s In It?

It's got an incredible cast with Lucy Boynton, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sergei Polunin, Daisy Ridley and Branagh himself all on the roster.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Branagh directs, he works from a script from Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049 scribe Michael Green.

 

Any Plot Details?

Branagh plays Christie’s beloved sleuth Poirot as he investigates the murder of a wealthy American onboard the world’s most famous train, the Orient Express. But who has committed the crime?

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due in UK cinemas on November 24th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet.



Jumanji

 

What Is It?

The wild adventure is given a new coat of paint with a little help from The Rock and Jack Black...

 

Who’s In It?

Johnson and Black lead the way with help from Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Jake Kasdan, who has previously directed Sex Tape and Bad Teacher, directs this remake.

 

Any Plot Details?

This time we find four teenagers who are sucked into the Jumanji board game and sent deep into the jungle. There’s a new twist this time as all four are made into characters from the game, so we have a meek wallflower becoming a brave explorer, a bulked up jock becoming a tiny genius, an It-girl becoming a bookworm professor and an unathletic girl becoming an amazonian warrior.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due right at the end of 2017, December 29th to be exact.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

We await it’s arrival...



The Beguiled

 

What Is It?

Sofia Coppola moves from the rich kids of Los Angeles to the American Civil War for her new movie, a remake of the 1971 film of the same name that starred Clint Eastwood.

 

Who’s In It?

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Angourie Rice come together for this movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Coppola directs her own screenplay, taken from the novel by Thomas P. Cullinan.

 

Any Plot Details?

We’re at the heart of the American Civil War with an injured Union soldier who has been taken prisoner and locked up in Confederate girls' boarding school. Seeing an opportunity, he attempts to worm his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him...

 

When Can I See It?

A UK release date has yet to be fully locked in yet, but it’s due out in the US in the summer so expect an autumn UK release.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet…



Suspiria

 

What Is It?

Dario Argento’s creepy horror classic gets an update.

 

Who’s In It?

Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Tilda Swinton and Chloë Grace Moretz are the key names here.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Luca Guadagnino, who made acclaimed drama A Bigger Splash, re-unites with both Swinton and Johnson for this new movie.

 

Any Plot Details?

As we did with the original we follow a young ballet dancer as she travels to a prestigious dance academy in Berlin in 1977, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural...

 

When Can I See It?

There’s no confirmed date, but it’s pencilled for the end of 2017.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

They’re in the heart of filming, so not yet.



Death Wish

 

What Is It?

Bruce Willis and Eli Roth team up to remake the B-Movie classic.

 

Who’s In It?

Willis leads the way with Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, Elisabeth Shue and Camila Morrone in supporting roles.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Eli Roth directs, working from a script that’s been a number of writers, including Smokin’ Aces’ Joe Carnahan and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the pair who rebooted Goosebumps in 2016.

 

Any Plot Details?

Wills plays Paul Kersey, a quiet, mild-mannered father who is transformed into a ruthless killer when his family is torn apart. There will be blood, lots of it...

 

When Can I See It?

End of 2017, when is yet to be confirmed.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

It’s still in production.



The Little Vampire

 

What Is It?

The much-loved children’s book gets another go at the big screen.

 

Who’s In It?

Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Tim Pigott-Smith and Miriam Margoyles all lend their voices to this one.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich direct this one and take it into 3D.

 

Any Plot Details?

This is the story of Rudolph, a 13-year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. To fend off the threat he teams up with  Tony, a mortal of the same age and they fight together.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due for release on October 13th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

It’s not out yet.

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