After a whirlwind year of bone chilling horror, feminist femme fatales, and hard-core Marvel superheroes, we’re looking forward to another year of exotic delights from the world of film. From exciting comedy to shocking drama and slick animation, here’s a quick list of our most anticipated films of 2018 so far…
Based on fact, Action Park is an amusement park located in Vernon, New Jersey in the US on the grounds of the Mountain Creek ski resort. Renowned for being a notoriously unsafe theme park that was eventually shut down, it only makes sense that Johnny Knoxville should star in a movie about this infamous water park. At one point, the park contained a loop-the-loop water slide that was responsible for decapitating a test dummy.
Release date: 11th May 2018
This shocking drama is based on the real-life experiences of Garrard Conley with a gay conversion therapy program. Surprisingly, this is one of two programmes based on this disturbing rehabilitation method for homosexuality. The other being Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
Release date: 28th September 2018
Crazy Rich Asians
This book adaptation from Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel, concerns an Asian-American’s experiences with the frightening glamour of the Singapore jet-set. Henry Golding has already been casted, causing plenty of drama on social media after being branded as ‘not Asian enough’.
Release date: 17th August 2018
Nick Park, the director of Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death, is back with Early Man, a $50m stop-motion about the dawn of humanity. From the look of the trailer, it looks adorable, with a bit of the Gromit charm we’ve been waiting for.
Release date: 16th February 2018
Holmes and Watson
Although Sherlock Holmes has been adapted to death, this is the Step Brothers equivalent of the classic detective duo. With Will Ferrell as Holmes and John C Reilly as Watson, this is the comic version of the original detective story. Featuring Rob Brydon, Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie, this is an all-star cast that is destined to bring plenty of laughs.
Release date: 9th November 2018
Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut, working from his own script on this 90s drama set in LA. The film sees a young boy learning the lessons of life whilst skateboarding with friends, navigating the world of alcohol, drugs, sex and peer pressure in his teenage years. With Kids and This is England as his primary influences, this is set to be a wild one.
Release date: To be confirmed.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Another book adaptation, this zany movie is based on Maria Semple’s 2012 novel about an agoraphobic architect and mother called Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. Starring Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig, it will be interesting to see how this is adapted for the screen.
Release date: 11th May 2018
Which films are you looking forward to?
Text: Millie Bull
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