Upcoming Film Releases in South Africa – 2020

Information provided by the film distributors in South Africa: Ster Kinekor, FilmFinity, Empire Entertainment Africa, UIP SA, and Black Sheep Films.  Dates subject to change.Report broken links  

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June to December 2020

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A QUIET PLACE: PART II Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. This sequel to A Quiet Place (2018) is written and directed by John Krasinski.  Read more / Trailer / What you need to know feature / Showing from 4 September

AFTER WE COLLIDED This romantic drama stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, directed by Roger Kumble, and written by Anna Todd and Mario Celaya. It is based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name written by Anna Todd and it is the sequel to the film After. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 18 September

ANTEBELLUM A successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a nightmarish reality and must find a way to break free of the horrors at hand. Written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 August

THE ARTIST’S WIFE Claire (Lena Olin), the wife of famed artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern) and once a promising painter herself, lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for a new exhibition, Richard is diagnosed with dementia. As Richard’s memories and moods become lost and erratic, Claire attempts to shield his illness from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson. Claire, who has taken up painting once again, must decide whether to stand with her husband in the shadows or step into the spotlight herself. Directed by Tom Dolby, screenplay by Dolby, Nicole Brending and Abdi Nazemian. Read more/ Showing from 7 August

AVA Ava (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival. Directed by Tate Taylor and written by Matthew Newton.  Read more / Showing from 6 August

BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR The story of best friends Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town. This comedy is directed by Josh Greenbaum, from a screenplay by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. It stars Wiig, Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr. and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Read more / Showing from 16 July

BECKY In this thriller spunky and rebellious Becky (Lulu Wilson) tries to reconnect with her father (Joel McHale) during a weekend getaway at a lakefront house. But the trip soon takes a turn for the worse when convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), a Neo-Nazi, suddenly invade the home. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, from a screenplay by Nick Morris, Lane Skye and Ruckus Skye. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 31 July

BLACKBIRD A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. This drama is a remake of Bille August’s Danish film Silent Heart and is directed by Roger Michell, screenplay by Christian Torpe. With  Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska and Susan Sarandon. Read more / Showing from 17 July

BLACK WIDOW Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront her past. is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Cate Shortland, written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, based on Black Widow by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck. It stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 6 November

BLITHE SPIRIT A spiritualist medium (Judi Dench) holds a séance for a writer (Dan Stevens) suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years. British-American comedy directed by Edward Hall and based upon the 1941 play of the same name which has been adapted for the screen by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth. It stars Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Dave Johns and James Fleet. Read more / Showing from 16 October

CANDYMAN A “spiritual sequel” to the first film, this new Candyman returns to the neighbourhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.This horror is directed by Nia DaCosta, written by Jordan Peele and Win Roselfeld, based on characters by Clive Barker. It’s a direct sequel to original 1992 film and stars Tony Todd as the titular character, alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo in supporting roles. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 25 September

THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (also known as The Conjuring 3) A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence. This supernatural horror is directed by Michael Chaves from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson. It is the sequel to 2013’s The Conjuring and 2016’s The Conjuring 2, and is the eighth instalment in the Conjuring Universe. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 11 September

CONNECTED Young Katie Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents, younger brother and beloved dog to start her first year at film school. But their plans to bond as a family soon get interrupted when the world’s electronic devices come to life to stage an uprising. With help from two friendly robots, the Mitchells must now come together to save one another — and the planet — from the new technological revolution. Computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film is directed by Mike Rianda. Read more / Showing from 18 September 

THE COURIER Historical drama directed by Dominic Cooke about the work between a British businessman Greville Wynne, recruited as an MI-6 agent, and Soviet spy Oleg Penkovsky, who passed information to the West that helped defuse the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Wynne, alongside Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, and Kirill Pirogov. Read more / Showing from 30 October

DEATH ON THE NILE The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, on a vacation in Egypt and becoming involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad. This mystery thriller is directed by Kenneth Branagh, with a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The film is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express and stars Branagh returning as Hercule Poirot, as well as Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Ali Fazal, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, and Russell Brand. The film is the third screen adaptation of Christie’s novel, following the 1978 film, and a 2004 episode of the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 9 October

DEEP WATER A married couple who’ve fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begins seeing those around them dying. This psychological thriller is directed by Adrian Lyne, based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. Starring Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, and Rachel Blanchard, it marks Lyne’s return to filmmaking after an 18-year absence; his last film was Unfaithful (2002). It marks the first erotic film release from Disney since Color of Night (1994). Read more / Showing from 13 November

DRAGON RIDER A boy teams with a dragon and a forest brownie in order to locate a new home for the dragon in this German animated fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Cornelia Funke. Read more / TBC

DREAMBUILDERS This Danish animation film centers on Minna, a young girl who misuses her newfound ability to create and control other people’s dreams to teach her bothersome stepsister a lesson. Showing from 9 October

DUNE Paul Atreides leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis. In this epic science fiction film is directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, and will cover roughly the first half of the book. The film stars an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 18 December

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which first premiered on stage in 2017, was inspired by a 2011 BBC documentary about a gay teenager named Jamie who pursues his dream of becoming a drag queen. This British-American musical drama is  directed by Jonathan Butterell (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells, based upon the musical of the same name. It stars Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and Shobna Gulati.  Read more / Showing from 30 October Read more / Showing from 30 October

FATIMA A faith-based drama film directed by Marco Pontecorvo that tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd, Lúcia dos Santos, and her two young cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who reported having received apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, circa 1917. Their revelations inspire believers but anger officials of both the Catholic Church and the secular government, who try to force them to recant their story. As word of their prophecy spreads, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims flock to the site to witness what became known as the Miracle of the Sun. It stars Joaquim de Almeida, Goran Visnjic, Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga, Stephanie Gil and Lúcia Moniz. The film features the original song “Gratia Plena” (“Full of Grace”), performed by Andrea Bocelli and composed by Italian composer Paolo Buonvino. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 August

FLATLAND Questioning issues of race, class and gender, ‘Flatland’ is a portrait of femininity set against the backdrop of a hostile frontier land, that interrogates what it means to be a woman today – in South Africa and the world at large. Directed by Jenna Bass and starring Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin and Izel Bezuidenhout. The unique, contemporary drama, which opened Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section at the beginning of 2019, is a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women – a pregnant teenager, a young bride, and a middle-aged cop – played out against the backdrop of the Karoo. Showing from 30 October

FOUR KIDS AND IT Four children are upset to discover that their beach holiday is actually a bonding trip with potential step-siblings. During an argument, they stumble across the Psammead, “a magical, sandy, grumpy creature” who can grant them a wish a day, albeit reluctantly. Based on the eponymous 2012 novel by Jacqueline Wilson, directed by Andy De Emmony from a screenplay by Simon Lewis. Starring Paula Patton, Russell Brand, Michael Caine and Matthew Goode. Read more/ Showing from 2 October

FREE GUY A bank teller called Guy (Ryan Reynolds) realizes he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline. This science fiction action comedy is directed by Shawn Levy, from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman. Read more / Showing from 11 December

GREENLAND A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours. This thriller is directed by Ric Roman Waugh from a screenplay by Waugh, Chris Sparling and Mitchell LaFortune. It stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn, Andrew Bachelor and David Denman. Read more Showing from 14 August

HALLOWEEN KILLS It is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise. This slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Dylan Arnold, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens reprise their roles from the 2018 and 1978 films, and also stars Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Longstreet. Read more / Showing from 20 October

THE HIGH NOTE Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever. Directed by Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 28 August

HONEST THIEF A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he’s falling in love and wants to live an honest life…but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name. This crime thriller film directed by Mark Williams from a screenplay by Steve Allrich and Mark Williams. The film stars Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh. Read more / Showing from 18 September

HORIZON LINE Former lovers Sara and Jackson (Allison Williams and Alexander Dreymon) find themselves reunited ahead of their friend’s tropical island wedding. As the only passengers on a single-engine Cessna plane making its way over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, a spark soon rekindles. However, when their pilot suddenly suffers a heart attack, the couple must fight for their lives to stay airborne and find their way back to land. Marcimain’s survival thriller was written by 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. Showing from 9 October

I AM WOMAN Australian biographical film about 70s feminist icon and vocalist  Helen Reddy, directed and produced by award-winning director Unjoo Moon, from a screenplay by Emma Jensen (Mary Shelley). 1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. She befriends legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who becomes her closest confident, and inspires her to write and sing the iconic song “I Am Woman” which becomes an anthem for the second wave feminist movement and galvanises a generation of women to fight for change. She also meets Jeff Wald, a talent manager who becomes her agent and husband. Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai) stars as the singer alongside Evan Peters(Quicksilver in the X-Men movies), as her manager husband Jeff Wald, and Danielle Macdonald as the legendary rock writer Lilian Roxon Read more / Trailer / Showing from 16 October

KAALGAT KAREL This Afrikaans romantic comedy tells the story of Karel Venter, a guy who loves the thrill of streaking during sports matches – and the accompanying social media stardom! He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic who saves him after a streak gone wrong, but there’s a problem; she’s a strait-laced single mom who has no interest in his streaking shenanigans. Directed by Meg Rickards from a screenplay by Rickards and Paul Egan. The film stars Francois Jacobs (Donkerland, Vir die Voëls, Pad Na Jou Hart) as Karel, Schalk Bezuidenhout (Kanarie, Hotel, Sara se Geheim) as his friend and roommate Flip, Christia Visser (Tess, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling, Hollywood in my Huis) as no-nonsense single mom and paramedic Rita, Siv Ngesi (Knuckle City, 24, Black Sails) as Vuyo, Karel’s streaking rival, well-known comedian and singer, Tracey-Lee Oliver (The Voice, Project Fame) as Rita’s fellow paramedic and Eden Classens (Suidooster, Dancing with the Stars) in the role of the glamorous plastic surgeon Jean-Pierre du Toit. Read more / Showing from 25 September

KING OF STATEN ISLAND A semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand up comedy. This comedy is directed by Judd Apatow from a screenplay by Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow and Dave Sirus. Read more / TBC

THE KING’S MAN As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man and his protégé must race against time to stop them. This period action spy film is directed, co-written, and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and co-written by Karl Gajdusek, from a story by Vaughn. It is a prequel to the Kingsman film series, which is loosely based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. Read more / Showing from 25 September

THE LAST BUS Heart-warming tale of an old man (Timothy Spall) whose wife (Phyllis Logan) has just passed away- and with his free local bus pass travels to the other end of the UK- to where they originally moved from- using only local buses, on a nostalgic trip but also carrying his wife’s ashes in a small suitcase, ‘taking her back’ and in doing so he meets local people, and by the end of his trip he’s a celebrity. Director: Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky), screenplay by Joe Ainsworth. Read more / Showing from 4 September

LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS The female-driven, multi-story rom-com follows the people who work to create the perfect wedding day for the spouses-to-be even as their own relationships are outlandish and imperfect. Directed by Dennis Dugan, from a screenplay by Dugan, Eileen Conn and Larry Miller. It stars Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Diego Boneta, JinJoo Lee, Jesse McCartney and Veronica Ferres. Read more / Showing from 11 September

MADE IN ITALY A London artist and his estranged son try to mend their relationship as they work together to repair a dilapidated house in Italy. British-Italian comedy film, written and directed by James D’Arcy in his directorial debut. It stars Liam Neeson, Micheál Richardson. Read more/ Showing from 2 October

MAGIC ARCH Delphy, a shy dolphin, discovers the magic arch, which can transform any fish into what it wishes . Animation. Showing from 16 October

MATERIAL 2 In this sequel we follow the Kaif family as they balance family values and personal choices, whilst bringing in elements of comedic satire. It stars Riaad Moosa, Joey Rasdien, Denise Newman. Showing from 2 October / Read more about Material

MILITARY WIVES With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement. This British drama is directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard. It stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng. Read more / Showing from 28 August

MISBEHAVIOR A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London, which saw the crowning of the first black competitor. British comedy-drama directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn, from a story by Frayn. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. Read more / Showing from 24 July

MRS LOWRY & SON This biographical drama is set in Pendlebury Greater Manchester, chronicling the life of the renowned British artist L. S. Lowry. It was directed by Adrian Noble from a screenplay written by Martyn Hesford who also wrote the original play, and considers the relationship between Lowry and his mother Elizabeth, who was bed-ridden and bitter and had reservations over her son’s career in painting.  She actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at her disappointment in him. It stars Timothy Spall in the title role with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Lord, David Schaal and Wendy Morgan in supporting roles. Read more / Showing from 26 October

MONSTER HUNTER A United Nations military team falls into a portal to an alternate world, where Hunters fight giant monsters. Two groups work together to defend the portal, thwarting monsters from entering and invading Earth. This fantasy action thriller is directed and written by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is loosely based on the video game series of same name, produced by Capcom. The film is being produced by Impact Pictures and Constantin Film. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta. Read more / Showing from 4 September

MULAN Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” Read more / Showing from 24 July

MY SPY A hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit. Directed by Peter Segal, written by Jon and Erich Hoeber. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 31 July

THE NEW MUTANTS Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. This superhero horror is based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It is the thirteenth and final instalment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee, based on New Mutants by Chris Claremont andBob McLeod. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. Read more / Showing from 28 August

NO TIME TO DIE James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. This spy film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and the twenty-fifth instalment in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions. The film features Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as the MI6 agent James Bond. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah and Billy Magnussen joining the cast. Read more / Showing from 27 November

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN A gorilla named Ivan lives in a cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with an aging elephant named Stella and a dog named Bob with no recollection of how they got there. They are owned by Mack, the owner of the Big Top Mall. When an abused baby elephant named Ruby shows up and is taken under Stella’s trunk, Ivan starts to care for her as well and along with the janitor’s daughter Julia, they help to turn things around at the mall. This fantasy drama is directed by Thea Sharrock, from a screenplay written by Mike White, and based on K. A. Applegate’s children’s novel of the same name. Sam Rockwell stars as the voice of the titular Ivan. Starring Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Ramón Rodríguez, Brooklynn Prince, Ariana Greenblatt, Danny DeVito, and Helen Mirren. Read more / TBC

100% PERCENT WOLF In this Australian animation film, Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves is positive he’ll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious – poodle. Trailer / Showing from 25 September

PINOCCHIO In this new Live Action imagining of the iconic classic beloved across the world, Matteo Garrone returns to the authentic roots of the Pinocchio story. With this groundbreaking live action film shot in stunning Italian locations, Garrone creates a rich fantasy world of mystery and wonder, filled with luminous, funny and touching moments. Co-written and directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi. With Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 14 August

THE SECRET GARDEN When Mary Lennox’s parents suddenly die, she is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. While exploring, she discovers a hidden magical garden. Directed by Marc Munden, based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 11 September

SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard), a school teacher is sent to a finishing school on the south coast of England only to find out that among his students are daughters of the Nazi High Command.War drama directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Goddard, Celyn Jones and Eddie Izzard. Read more / Showing from  11 September

SNAKE EYES This origin story of the character Snake Eyes, a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books, and animated series. He is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. Joe Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero franchise, having appeared in every series of the franchise since its inception. He is portrayed by Ray Park in the 2009 live-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. This action film is directed by Robert Schwentke and is slated to be the third installment of the G.I. Joe franchise, as well as the first installment since G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013. Read more / Showing from 23 October

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN SpongeBob and Patrick are on a rescue mission to save Gary who has been “snailnapped” by Poseidon, and they travel to the Lost City of Atlantic City. The movie will reveal the origin of SpongeBob meeting Gary for the first time as kids. This 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy adventure is based on the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Directed by former series writer Tim Hill, who wrote the screenplay with Michael Kvamme, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, this is the first SpongeBob SquarePants movie to be fully animated in stylized CG instead of the regular traditional 2D animation. The regular voice cast of the series are expected to reprise their respective roles from the series and the previous films, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015). Read more / Showing from 16 October

STAGE MOTHER When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers… until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald, from a screenplay by Brad Hennig. It stars Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier, Mya Taylor, Allister MacDonald, Oscar Moreno and Jackie Beat. Read more / Showing from 31 July / Trailer

SUMMERLAND During World War II, reclusive writer Alice has her sequestered life upended when Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is left in her care. Despite initially resolving to be rid of him, Alice finds herself and her emotions reawakened by him. Written and directed by Jessica Swale from the producers by Guy Heeley and Adrian Sturges and it stars Gemma Arterton. Read more / Showing from 20 November

TENET (stylized as TENƎꓕ) A man fights for the survival of the entire world, and journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion. This sc-fi action thriller is written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 14 August

TOORBOS Explores the Afrikaner feminine, through her fragility and power, this magical realist period drama, set in South Africa’s Knysna forest of the 1930’s, follows the free-spirited Karoliena as she is coaxed into marriage to a townsman and has to navigate the realities of progress, oppression of society, denying her true self, love and war back to her own personal freedom.  An accomplished and assured feature from novelist Rene Van Rooyen, who adapted renowned writer Dalene Matthee’s 2003 best-selling novel.  It stars Elani Dekker and Stiaan Smith in the lead roles as Karoliena Kapp and Johannes Stander, respectively.  Read more / Showing from 21 August

TROLLS WORLD TOUR A computer-animated jukebox musical film. Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music — funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct. The film is a sequel to the 2016 film Trolls, directed by Walt Dohrn with co-direction by David P. Smith, produced by Gina Shay, and written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Elizabeth Tippet, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, from a story by Aibel and Berger. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 21 August

TOP GUN: MAVERICK Pete “Maverick” Mitchell mentors a new generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. This action drama is directed by Joseph Kosinskir and written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Warren Singer. It is the sequel to Top Gun (1986) and stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris, with Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the first film. Read more / Showing from 25 December

THE UNFAMILIAR The story of a British Army doctor (Jemima West) who comes back from war, thinking she has PTSD, only to discover that there are malevolent spirits present at home, making the life that she knew unfamiliar.Written and directed by Henk Pretorius. Read more / Showing from 9 October

UNHINGED A psychological thriller that takes something we’ve all experienced–road rage–to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Russell Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you’re driving next to. Directed by Derrick Borte (The Joneses), written by Carl Ellsworth. The film is directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer), written by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye). Showing from 28 August

THE 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 with Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Laura Marano, Juliocesar Chavez. Read more/ Trailer / Showing from 28 August

THE WEEKEND Stand-up comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) is still reeling from her last breakup three years ago, but is trying to stay friends with her ex-boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell). She invites him on a weekend trip to her judgmental mother Karen’s (Kym Whitley) country B&B and he brings his new girlfriend Margo (DeWanda Wise) along with them. Their awkward love triangle gets complicated by the arrival of handsome and newly single guest Aubrey (Y’lan Noel). Trailer / Showing from 3 July

WEST SIDE STORY Teenagers Tony and Maria, despite having affiliations with rival street gangs, the white Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City. Exploring forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, this romantic musical film is directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. The film stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler and is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. The film’s screenplay is expected to hew more closely to the Broadway script than to the 1961 film adaptation directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Read more / Showing from 18 December

THE WITCHES A little boy stumbles across a conference of witches while staying with his grandmother at a hotel, and gets transformed into a mouse by the Grand High Witch. This dark fantasy comedy is directed by Robert Zemeckis, and written by Zemeckis and Kenya Barris. It is based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, and is its second feature length adaptation of the novel, following the film of 1990. It stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock. Read more / TBC

WITHOUT REMORSE A former Navy SEAL turned CIA operative seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed by a Baltimore drug lord in this action film directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan. It is based on the 1993 novel Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. The film stars Michael B. Jordan.Read more / showing from 2 October

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah. This superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman. It is a sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and is the ninth instalment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, who wrote it with Geoff Johns and David Callaham from a story written by Johns and Jenkins. It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright in supporting roles. It is the fourth live-action theatrical film featuring the title character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman and Justice League (2017); it will be the second full-length feature film centred around the character. Read more / Showing from 2 October