Films Released In South Africa in 2017

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Upcoming Film Releases In South Africa – From April 7, 2017 >

Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, Times Media Films, UIP SA, and Black Sheep Films.  Dates subject to change, visit, and for cinemas where the films will be showing.    Report broken links

(Films Listed Alphabetically)

A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS Best friends Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) deal with more stress during the holidays when their respective mothers come to visit.  From 1 December. Watch the trailer

alien-covenantALIEN: COVENANT Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival. Directed by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus. From 19 May. Watch the trailer. 

american_pastoral AMERICAN PASTORAL Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel, it follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyllic existence is shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same. From 21 April.  Watch the trailer

AmityvilleAMITYVILLE HORROR: THE AWAKENING When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is reopened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house, but she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able to close.The eighteenth instalment in the Amityville saga. It will be directed by Franck Khalfoun from a screenplay he wrote. The film stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith. From 21 July. Watch the trailer. 

animal_crackers_h_2015ANIMAL CRACKERS This animated film follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.They must save the circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington. Voices of Sylvester Stallone, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen & Danny DeVito. From 1 September.  Watch the trailer

Annabelle 2ANNABELLE 2 Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Directed by David F. Sandberg, and written by Gary Dauberman. With Stephanie Sigman, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Miranda Otto From 18 August. Watch the trailer            


army-of-oneARMY OF ONE Gary Faulkner (Nicolas Cage), an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA — and even God and Osama themselves. Directed by Larry Charles and written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. From 2 June. Watch the trailer

AsinamaliASINAMALI! Based on the multi-award-winning South African musical hit of the same name, began on August 8. The 1985 theatre production by famous playwright Mbongeni Ngema was his first major stage musical, followed bySarafina! which was released as a film in 1992. A local and international success, Asinamali! is a show of immense vitality, sadness and humour, combining exhilarating dance and acting with awe-inspiring choral music. Asinamali! is inspired by events surrounding the 1983 rent boycott in Lamontville township, Durban.  The narrative follows a group of prisoners as they think back on their pasts and the events leading to their arrests. The hardship of prison life is told through the experiences of the inmates, whose lives are made even more difficult by sadistic prison warder Sergeant Mgwaqaza. At the same time, the prison authorities are under pressure to accommodate Comrade Washington, an exiled MK soldier working for Amnesty International, and mandated to run drama workshops with the inmates at the notorious Durban Central Prison. Directed by Darrell James Roodt. From 5 4 August.  Watch clip from stage production

Baby DriverBABY DRIVER Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a mob boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.Written and directed by Edgar Wright. From 25 August. Watch the trailer

baywatchBAYWATCH Two unlikely prospective lifeguards vie for a job alongside the infamous, badass, and universally loved, Mitch Buchannon, head lifeguard in Miami. Although the bay seems like any other beach, mysterious activity arises at a local beach club, leading Mitch to believe his beloved bay is in danger. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Pamela Anderson, Charlotte McKinney, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, David Hasselhoff, Hannibal Buress, Angelique Kenney, Jon Bass, Jack Kesy, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez. From 1 May. Watch the trailer

beauty-and-the-beast-3BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.  Directed by Bill Condon and written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. From 14 April.  Watch the trailer

before-i-fall-2 BEFORE I FALL When a popular teen girl (Zoey Deutch) is killed in a car crash, she relives the critical day seven times and makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome; in the process, she changes as she tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior and gains a better understanding of herself and others. As she evolves and makes the connections necessary to save a bullied, depressed girl’s life, she comes to accept her own fate.  Directed by Ry Russo-Young and written by Maria Maggenti. It is based on the 2010 novel of same name by Lauren Oliver. From 9 June.  Watch the trailer.

below_her_mouth_-_h_2015BELOW HER MOUTH is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women. Dallas, a roofer and Jasmine, a fashion editor, share a powerful and immediate connection that inevitably derails both of their lives.Directed By Ang Lee from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli.Directed by April Mullen, the film stars Natalie Krill as Jasmine and Erika Linder as Dallas, two women in Toronto who meet and begin a passionate love affair.  From 19 May. Watch the trailer

beyond-the-riverBEYOND THE RIVER Two men from vastly different walks of life have one thing in common: to win gold. But there are a few things in their way. One has a marriage on the verge of collapse. The other is on the run from the law, and his so-called life. Then there’s the minor detail of them never before having competed as a team… Somewhere along the river of their lives, there’s a confluence that changes both of them – forever. Based on the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruikshanks, Beyond the River will take you on a nail-biting adventure through the hillls and valleys of their lives. Starrring Lemogang Tsipa and Grant Swanby.  Directed by Craig Freimond and written by Freimond and Robbie Thorpe.  From 28 April.

Bleed for thisBLEED FOR THIS The incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney, Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident. From 28 April.  Watch the trailer

boss-baby BOSS BABY  DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.  With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks‘ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages. From 7 April. Watch the trailer

brimstone-reviewBRIMSTONE A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. A western thriller film conceived, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten. From 28 July. Watch the trailer 

captainunderpantsCAPTAIN UNDERPANTS A principal (Ed Helms) transforms into the superhero Captain Underpants after two children hypnotize him. Based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and Scholastic Entertainment, and animated by Mikros Image, it is being directed by David Soren. From 21 July.  Watch the trailer          


cars30002CARS 3 Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game he will need the help of eager young female race technician Cruz Ramirez. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet, he will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage against his new rival, Jackson Storm. Directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011). From 16 June. Watch the trailer

CharmingCHARMING The animated film explores the untold stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty who discover that they are all engaged to the same Prince Charming. Under the spell of a wicked Queen, Prince Charming, led by the heroine Lenore, must go on an epic journey to find his true, true love. Director: Ross Venokur. Cast: (Voices of) Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, Wilmer Valderrama. From 4 August.  Watch the trailer     


The CircleTHE CIRCLE A young female tech worker (Emma Watson) takes a job at a powerful internet corporation, quickly rises up the company’s ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation, which that involves privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity. Directed and written by James Ponsoldt, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers. The film stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton. From 14 July.  Watch the trailer

Coldest NightTHE COLDEST CITY A spy thriller directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston’s 2012 graphic novel of the same name, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West.Days before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the chase is on to find a list that identifies all of the Cold War spies on both sides. Wirh Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. From 25 August. Watch the trailer

come-and-find-meCOME AND FIND ME David (Aaron Paul), a graphic designer who lives in a hipster neighborhood of Los Angeles with his photographer girlfriend Claire (Annabelle Wallis), wakes up one morning to find her mysteriously gone, leaving no note or clues about her sudden disappearance.When police attempts to find her prove fruitless over the course of a year, David takes matters into his own hands. He begins his investigation with a visit to an automotive repair shop that he’s seen in Claire’s previously undeveloped photos, only to find it swarming with Russian mobsters who are clearly unhappy at the intrusion. And that’s just the beginning, with David soon running afoul of government forces led by a shadowy agent (Garret Dillahunt). Written and directed by Josh Whedon.  From 18 August. Watch the trailer

Dark TowerDARK TOWER Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to the land Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete. Science fantasy western horror film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. The film is a quasi-sequel to the The Dark Tower book series, following the ending of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. From 4 August. Watch the trailer

despicable-me-3DESPICABLE ME 3 Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s; and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon, the film is written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Miranda Cosgrove. From 30 June. Watch the trailer

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL The film takes place one year after the events of Dog Days, Greg convinces his family to go on a road trip for his grandmother’s 90th birthday, but he actually intends attending a convention. From 19 May.   Watch the trailer

DunkirkDUNKIRK A group of soldiers lead by Corporal “Tubby” Bins (John Mills), stranded in France, must make their way to the shores of Dunkirk in hopes of a rescue. Back in Britain, Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee), a newspaper reporter, desperately tries to raise awareness among the public of the horrible reality of the war. When the British navy calls for all civilian ships to aid in a rescue, Foreman takes out his own small boat and attempts to bring Tubby and his men home safely. Epic action thriller written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. From 28 July. Watch the trailer

everything-everything_featureEVERYTHING, EVERYTHING Teenage Maddy is housebound because she is allergic to almost everything, so she sees only her mother and a nurse — until a boy moves in next door, and she begins to fall in love. Directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe. It is based on a young-adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. From 23 June. Watch the trailer           


fate-of-furiousFAST AND FURIOUS 8 From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family. Now that Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) ,seduces Dom back into a world of crime that he can’t seem to escape, the crew will face trials that will test them as never before. Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan, it is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, with  Dwayne Johnson, Jason Stratham, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black, Kristofer Hivju, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris.From 14 April.   Watch the trailer

FERDINAND (Also known as Ferdinand The Bull) Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the “biggest, fastest, roughest bull” for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. A computer animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation, based on the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha, and it stars the voice by Adam DeVine, Gabriel Iglesias, Mark Valley, and Kate McKinnon. From 22 December. Watch the trailer

THE FOREIGNER British-Chinese action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman written by Stephen Leather. It stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan and Katie Leung. A Chinese restaurant owner in London is devastated in an attack orchestrated by rogue Irish terrorists.From April 28. Watch The Trailer

the-founder-movie-2016-trailer-michael-keatonTHE FOUNDER The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) maneuvered himself into a position to buy the 1950s burger operation of Mac and Dick McDonald and create a billion-dollar fast food empire. Directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. From 19 May. Watch the trailer            



free-fireFREE FIRE  An arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.British action comedy film directed by Ben Wheatley, from a screenplay by Wheatley and Amy Jump. It stars Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor. From 12 May. Watch the trailer

GALOWRAD_6GALLOWS ROAD Bob Collins (Ernie Hudson) has it all: A loving wife, two children who adore him and a younger brother and business partner, Seth, (Marcus Mauldin). God is good to Bob and life is happy. Bob and Seth are just one day away from making their dream of opening an antique store come true. This is not just any antique store, but one previously owned by the sheriff’s brother, who has two wayward sons, Snake and Matty. Trouble begins. Jake Knight (Bill McAdams Jr) is a man searching for a purpose, unsure of his role both as a husband and a father. He has a beautiful wife and two children yet he chooses to spend most of his time with the “brotherhood”, Snake and Matty. This choice causes Jake to get off course and head down the wrong road. One of his only hopes and saving grace is his boss Frank (Kevin Sorbo) who is a good friend offering both steady work at the stables and spiritual advice. But more often than not, Jakes search seems to end at the bottom of a bottle. An unthinkable crime draw these men together, changing their lives forever – turning one from the light while speeding the other towards darkness.Frank, not knowing Jake’s circumstances, tries to counsel him, while Snake, protected by his uncle, is determined to finish what he started.Things begin to change when innocence enters. Jake’s daughter, Puck, and Seth’s son, Bay meet on a dirt road.   They go fishing together and form an inseparable bond. Their friendship and God’s protection become a force to reckon with as the tension escalates.Set in the rustic backdrop of rural Texas, Gallows Road explores how tragedy, heartbreak and the choices that we make impact our lives and those around us in unimaginable ways. As a family man withdraws from the world to overcome his agonizing loss, another man struggles with the unbearable guilt of his role in the crime. Who will choose love over hate, forgiveness over revenge? And who will rise to the light…or face the walk down Gallows Road?   From 7 April.  Watch the trailer 

giftedGIFTED Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. It is director Marc Webb’s first original film since 500 Days of Summer. From 9June. Watch the trailer

Girls TripGIRLS TRIP When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate. From 4 August.  Watch trailer          


going-in-styleGOING IN STYLE  Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff’s comedy.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  A remake based on the 1979 film of the same name. With Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin star. From 26 April.  Watch the trailer

GOLD Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramirez) and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) and produced by Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, All is Lost).From 7 April. Watch the trailer

Greatest Showman on Earth THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. Also starring Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya. Directed by Michael Gracey and written by Michael Arndt, Jenny Bicks, and Bill Condon. From 29 December. Watch the trailer

guardians-2 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Set two months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their newfound family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage. The film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell. From 5 May. Watch The Trailer

THE HOUSE A dad (Will Ferrel) convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. Directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote it with Brendan O’Brien. From 7 July. Watch the trailer

indubiousbattle_04IN DUBIOUS BATTLE  In California apple country, 900 migratory workers rise up against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own, stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff), the strike is founded on his tragic idealism and the philosophy to never submit or yield. Directed by and starring James Franco. Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez. From 21 April. Watch the trailer  


johnny-is-nie-dood-nieJOHNNY IS NIE DOOD NIE  A look into the tumultuous life of Johannes Kerkorrel and the Voëlvry movement during Apartheid South-Africa. Directed by Christiaan Olwagen. With Roelof Storm, Albertus Pretorius, Ludwig Binge, Rolanda Marais. From 5 May. Watch the trailer



jumanji-2017-dwayne-johnson-nick-jonasJUMANJI In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way. Directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Scott Rosenberg, it is a spiritual sequel and continuation of the 1995 film of the same name. From 29 December  Watch the trailer

kidnapKIDNAP A single mother named Karla McCoy (Halle Berry) lives a perfect life with her young son Frankie (Sage Correa). One day, upon entering a local park, Karla sees her son suddenly being abducted out of the blue by a kidnapper. To save Frankie from being taken, Karla goes out on a mission to demand people in the city to help rescue her son. Directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Gwaltney. From 16 June. Watch the trailer


knights-of-the-round-table-king-arthur-2016KING ARTHUR The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to decide where to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king. This epic adventure drama is directed by Guy Ritchie and written by Joby Harold. The film stars Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur. From 12 May.  Watch the trailer

KROTOA  [her Khoi name] was a Khoi girl (c.1643-1674) of the Goringhaicona tribe from the Cape who was taken at the impressionable age of ten or eleven years old into the home of Jan van Riebeeck as a domestic servant. When the young Krotoa moved into the home of Jan van Riebeeck, she became a ‘pet’ project to his wife, Maria.   A tragic heroine – Krotoa: Eva of the Cape.  The only recorded female interpreter of her time, was the bridge between the Khoi people and the Dutch settlers. She aided Jan van Riebeeck in his dealings with the Khoi and was instrumental in negotiating the end of the first Dutch-Khoi war.  We examine the life of a woman now known as the Mother of the Afrikaner Nation.  The film is set in South Africa between 1562 to +/- 1585 and tells the story of a young Khoi girl, Krotoa, who is brought into Jan van Riebeeck’s fort as an 11 year old, and then became his chief translator and interpreter with the local tribes. Jan Van Riebeeck was the first Governor of the Cape as part of the VOC (Dutch East- India Company). Krotoa married a Danish Doctor Pieter van Mierhoff. Her marriage to Van Mierhoff is the first recorded bi- racial marriage recorded in South Africa, and as such Krotoa is a figure of historical significance. Krotoa was directed by Roberta Durandt with a screenplay by Kaye Ann Williams. From 4 August.  Watch trailer

THE LAST FACE 2 THE LAST FACE  A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest. Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, Miguel and Wren must find a way to keep their relationship alive in extraordinarily difficult conditions battling their mutual passion for the value of life matched by the intensity of their diametrically opposed opinions on how best to solve the conflict that surrounds them. Directed by Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn, The Last Face also stars Primetime Emmy® nominee Jared Harris, and celebrated French actors Jean Reno and Adele Exarchopoulos. From 7 April. Watch the trailer

LET IT SNOW Adapted from John Green’s short story by Kay Cannon  (Pitch Perfect), the film weaves together three unexpected romances that take place over the course of one Christmas Eve.From 1 December. Watch the trailer

THE LOST CITY OF Z Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, it tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession. From 11 August. Watch the trailer

Midnight SunMIDNIGHT SUN Katie (Bella Thorne), a sheltered 17-year-old, has a rare disease that makes sunlight deadly to her. She meets Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger) one evening, and they begin a summer romance. Directed by Scott Speer and written by Eric Kirsten, based on the 2006 Japanese film of same name. From 4 August. Watch the trailer



THE MUMMY Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization. Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.  From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. From 9 June.  Watch the trailer

My Cousin RachelMY COUSIN RACHEL A young Englishman (Sam Claflin) seeks revenge against his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), but soon finds himself falling under the spell of her mysterious charm. Written and directed by Roger Michell. It is based upon the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. From 11 August. Watch the trailer



NinaNINA Zoe Saldana stars as “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone in an already controversial new biopic.Nina takes another strike by focusing on a period of the great singer’s life, her late years in France, that’s far less dramatic than numerous earlier stages. The film also hits a couple of fouls with its exceedingly expository dramatic approach and tendency to hip-hop through her career without going deep. It’s not the biographical film this stupendous, if mightily troubled, musical and political figure deserved, especially coming in the immediate wake of Liz Garbus’ riveting documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? last year. Debuting feature writer-director Cynthia Mort has spent nearly her entire career until now in television, variously as a writer, director and/or producer on the likes of Roseanne, Will & Grace and Tell Me You Love Me, while also writing Neil Jordan’s feature The Brave One. From 28 July. Watch the Trailer

NUL IS NIE NIKS NIE  It tells the story of Hoender, a twelve year old chicken farmer, who befriends the neighbour’s son, Drikus, an aspiring filmmaker. They soon form a bond with Chris, the girl next door, and set out to make a movie which inspires those around them to live life to the fullest. Lizé Vosloo wrote the screenplay for this film, inspired by the youth drama Oor ‘n motorfiets, ‘n zombiefiek en lang getalle wat deur elf gedeel kan word by Jaco Jacobs (LAPA Uitgewers). Directed by Morné du Toit. From 7 July. 

NUT JOB 2 Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) of Oakton plans to bulldoze the park that they live in. From May 19.  Watch the trailer

outskirtsOUTSKIRTS After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.From 30 June.Watch The Trailer



PARIS CAN WAIT When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane)  takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Gallic rogue who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. The first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the “Apocalypse Now” documentary “Hearts of Darkness”. From 30 June. Watch The Trailer

pirates-5-first-look1PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES  Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea including him. Capt. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. From 26 May.  Watch the trailer

pitch-perfect-2-billboard-1548PITCH PERFECT 3 The Pitch Perfect films, which follow the a cappella singing group the Barden Bellas, proved to be box office dynamite and both soundtracks were hits, respectively peaking at No. 3 (in 2012) and No. 1 (in 2015) on the Billboard 200. Pitch Perfect 2 opened in May 2015 and had the highest-grossing movie-musical opening of all time, earning $287.5 million worldwide. Starring Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), Chrissie Fit (Flo), Shelley Regner (Ashley), Ester Dean (Cynthia Rose), Hana Mae Lee (Lilly), Brittany Snow (Chloe), Anna Camp (Aubrey) and Kelley Jakle (Jessica). Directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon, Mike White, and Dana Fox. From 22 December. Watch the trailer

tobie-cronjeDIE REBELLIE VAN LAFRAS VERWEY Lafras Verwey (Tobie Cronje) has worked as a clerk in the Civil Service in Pretoria for thirty years. By day he sorts files and whiles away the mundane hours writing grandiose propaganda speeches and drilling imaginary platoons in the washroom, but unbeknownst to his colleagues he is also a clandestine parcel courier for a secret organization that recruited his services to complete their covert mission. Directed by Simon Barnard who co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Barnard. Vanaf 7 April.

recceTHE RECCE After the SADF wrongfully declares young Recce Henk Viljoen (Greg Kriek)  dead behind enemy lines, it’s up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife. With the enemy hot on his trail and a lethal gunshot wound in his gut, Henk’s chances for survival are looking slim as he navigates the treacherous war torn African landscape. Written and directed by Ferdinand Van Zyl. From 15 June. 


renegades-movie-poster-01-600x350 RENEGADES (aka THE LAKE)  A team of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake. Directed by Steven Quale and written by Luc Besson and Richard Wenk. From February 10 Watch the trailer



ROCK THAT BODY Five friends from college – played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz – reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails when a male stripper turns up dead. Directed by Lucia Aniello in her directorial debut written by Aniello and Paul W. Downs. From 16 June.  Watch trailer

rulesRULES DON’T APPLY Small-town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver, Frank Forbes, only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test but also defies Hughes’ number one rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress. Written, co-produced and directed by Warren Beatty. From 5 May.. Watch the trailer

salesman THE SALESMAN Iranian-French drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. A high school teacher (Shahab Hosseini) seeks revenge against the perpetrator who attacked his wife (Taraneh Alidoosti) in their apartment.  The young couple play the lead roles in a local rendition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Meanwhile, their personal relationship takes a hit after moving into a house that was previously inhabited by a woman who allegedly pursued a career in prostitution. From 5 May.  Watch the trailer

shackTHE SHACK Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy.From 26 April.  Watch the trailer

she-is-kingSHE IS KING A joyous celebration of Zulu culture in a glossy contemporary setting, showing off Joburg as the “Broadway of Africa”. Think “Smash” meets “Lion King”, in Joburg. Khanyisile is a talented Singer/Dancer/Actor who wants to be a star. She travels from her home in Nongoma to audition for a new musical to be staged at the Joburg Theatre based on the life of Zulu Queen Mkabayi ka Jama. After a couple of detours, she lands a role in the chorus and catches the eye of the best looking dancer in the show, charming soap star Luyanda. Will she be able to keep up with her more seasoned fellow performers, avoid the jealous machinations of the aging leading lady and survive the punishing rehearsal schedule to make it to opening night and shine like the star she is? From 16 June

SHOW DOGS A live-action talking-dog comedy from Scooby-Doo director Raja Gosnell, which centers on Max, a rugged, lone-wolf Rottweiler police dog. He and his human cop partners get a tip that an animal-trafficking ring is planning an attack on the Eastminster Dog Show. Macho Max must undergo a makeover – mud baths, ballet lessons, a Brazilian waxing – to go undercover in order to thwart the plot. With his new human handler Frank, Max gets in touch with his inner show dog and also learns that trusting the help of others can sometimes be more rewarding than working alone. From 1 December. 

silence-2SILENCE Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death. They face the ultimate test of faith at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Directed by  Martin Scorsese. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life. From 21 April.  Watch the trailer

SleeplessBarSLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice. Directed by Baran bo Odar, written by Andrea Berloff  From 28 April.  Watch the trailer. 

snatched-trailerSNATCHED When her boyfriend dumps her, Emily (Amy Schumer), a spontaneous woman in her 30s, persuades her ultra-cautious mom (Goldie Hawn),  to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador. At Emily’s insistence, the pair seek out adventure, but suddenly find themselves kidnapped. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter is tested and strengthened while they attempt to navigate the jungle and escape. Directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Amy Schumer, Katie Dippold, and Kim Caramele.  From 12 May. Watch the trailer.

spider-man-homecoming-759SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. From 7 July. Watch the trailer

THE STAR In this animated film a small but brave donkey named Bo (Steven Yeun) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas. From 8 December. Watch the trailer

star-wars-episode-8-last-jedi-preview-spoilers-229056STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) An epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second instalment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The story resumes immediately after the events of The Force Awakens. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles. From 15 December.  Watch the trailer

table-19TABLE 19  Ex-maid of honour Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz.From 21 April. Watch the trailer

TERM LIFE A thief is hunted by mob bosses, crooked cops and contract killers alike. With an estranged daughter in tow, he hopes to evade his fate long enough for a life insurance policy to kick in. Directed by Peter Billingsley, with Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, William Levy, Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard. From July 8.

their-finest-hourTHEIR FINEST In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. From 23 June. Watch the trailer        



This beautful fantasticTHIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC  A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. With Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson. From 15 June.  Watch the trailer      



transformers_the_last_knight-wide-1024x519TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT “The Last Knight” shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours. Directed by Michael Bay from a screenplay by Ken Nolan, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway. With Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. From 23 June.  Watch the trailer

tulip-feverTULIP FEVER  Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. From 26 May.  Watch the trailer      


20th-century20th CENTURY WOMEN During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) – to serve as role models in a changing world.From 12 May. Watch the trailer      


unforgettableUNFORGETTABLE A divorced and mentally unstable mother Tessa Connover threatens the family of her ex-husband David, especially the life of his new wife Julia Banks. Directed by Denise Di Novi and written by Christina Hodson and David Leslie Johnson. The film stars Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults, Isabella Rice, and Cheryl Ladd. From 26 May. Watch the trailer        


valerian_and_the_city_of_a_thousand_planets_2017-wide VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind. This French science fiction action film was produced, written and directed by Luc Besson From 21 July. Watch the trailer.

Van der Merwe 2VAN DER MERWE In every country there is a person who is the butt of all jokes. In Ireland it is Paddy, in Israel it is Hymie, in South Africa, that person is Van der Merwe… this is his story.Set on the Van der Merwe farmstead, the story centers on Van’s daughter Marike who returns home from a gap year in England with her new fiancé George, a British boy who is studying to become a doctor. This creates all sorts of problems and challenges for Van as he tries to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is marrying an Englishman. Van’s father is strongly against this union of ‘Brit and Boer’ and implores Van to put an end to it. Van finds himself in a precarious situation with a difficult choice: risk the rath of his father by condoning the wedding… or obey his father, whose approval he so desperately wants, and risk losing his daughter forever. When the family of the English fiancé arrives on the farm, the fireworks really begin as the clash of cultures results in a number of side-splitting incidents and hilarious situations as we witness some classic Van der Merwe jokes played out in front of our eyes. Written and directed by Bruce Lawley, with Rob van Vuuren. From 28 July.  Watch trailer

Vuil WasgoedVUIL WASGOED Two cleaning clerks at a laundromat, Wim and Kevin, make their otherwise dull job fun by trying on their clients clothing. One day a mysterious man brings in a suit that Kevin immediately likes. He decides to wear it out to a party and discovers a dismembered finger in the pocket. When he returns to the laundromat he finds the mysterious man waiting for him. A quirky dark comedy, starring Leandie Du Randt, Bouwer Bosch, Bernie Fourie, Tim Theron and Simone Nortman. Directed by Bernie Fourie from a screenplay by Fourie and Bouwer Bosch. From 22 December. Watch the trailer

War of the planet of the apesWAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet. It is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. From 14 July.  Watch the trailer

WAR WITH GRANDPA Peter and his Grandpa Jack used to be very close, but when Grandpa moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. But, Grandpa doesn’t give up easily and before long, it’s an all out war! Directed by Tim Hill and written by Joe Syracuse, Lisa Addario, Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle. With Robert De Niro. From 8 December. Watch the trailer

WARRIOR’S GATE   A teenager was transported to China in a magical way for a mission to accomplish by saving the princess from danger. He transforms himself into a Kung Fu warrior to battle the evil villains by converting his video game skills. From 12 May. Watch trailer

THE WHOLE TRUTH   Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Directed by Courtney Hunt and written by Nicholas Kazan. From 9 June. Watch the trailer

wilson-2017-hd-trailer-still-image-feat-woody-harrelson-e1481370116528WILSON  A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man (Woody Harrelson) reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) for the first time. In his unique and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Directed by Craig Johnson and written by Daniel Clowes, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Clowes. From 2 June. Watch the trailer


wonderWONDER Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) is a young boy born with a facial deformity who has been in and out of hospitals for years. With the help of his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts) and his father, Nate (Owen Wilson), he tries to fit in at a new school and show everyone that he is just an ordinary kid. He strives to teach others that beauty is not just on the outside. Directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Steve Conrad based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. From 12 January, 2018

wonder-womanWONDER WOMAN In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, who is living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning from him about the ongoing events of World War I, she leaves her home to bring an early end to the war and becomes Wonder Woman. It is the fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins, from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder. From 2 June.  Website  Watch the trailer



STEP SISTERS A dance comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. It stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as a black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of Greek stepping to a house of party-obsessed white sorority sisters. Jamilah is an ambitious college student. She’s president of her black sorority, captain of the highly regarded step dance team, a trusted liaison to the college dean, and has plans to attend Harvard Law School. But after her school’s reputation is tarnished by a band of hard-partying white sorority girls, Jamilah is forcibly enlisted to help set things right. She’s tasked with not only teaching these girls how to step dance, but also helping them to win a competitive dance competition.

FRIDAY THE 13TH Welcome back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film “Friday the 13th.” Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that’s not the only thing lying in wait under the brush.Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), with the help of Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend.  But they are all about to find much more than they bargained for.Little do they know, they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history—the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete… Jason Voorhees. Directed by Marcus Nispel.   Watch the trailer

WORLD WAR Z 2  Brad Pitt is set to return in the lead role of Gerry Lane, who he played in the original World War Z.  Watch the trailer

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?  Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2) play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) stars as the twins’ mother, Helen, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw (Failure to Launch) join the cast as potential father figures. Rounding out the cast are comedian Katt Williams, Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), Kate Aselton (TV’s The League), and Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films). The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer. Watch the trailer