The Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc with the film industry, but things are finally back on track. Here are just seven new movie releases for 2020 and 2021.
With the public slowly but surely being allowed back into cinemas, we can look forward to a lot of terrific new movie releases in 2020 and 2021. Here is a look at just seven of them.
First up is No Time To Die. It's the 25th instalment of the 007 James Bond series and possibly the fifth and final movie that Daniel Craig will star in. No Time To Die finds Bond leaving the service. But that wouldn't make for much of a film, right? So when a scientist goes missing, it's believed he's been kidnapped and forced to help a villain who's scheming to kill millions of people. Enter 007 to save the day.
Next up is Dune. This is another film based on the epic science fiction novel of the same name, written by Frank Herbert in 1965. It's the first of a two-part adaptation that, apparently, covers the first half of the book. It's set on a dangerous planet called Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, 'The Spice'. This is a drug that extends human life and makes faster-than-light travel possible. It's a trap for our protagonist and his clan, and a fight for their lives. Oh yes, and it has giant sandworms.
If laughing is more your thing, then Freaky is right up your ally. It's a hilarious body-swap slasher comedy film with Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. The Butcher, an infamous serial killer (Vaughn), has a magic dagger and his eyes set on a new target: high school student, Millie (Newton). When the Butcher captures Millie and tries to stab her, they magically swap bodies. Hilarity ensues, with Vaughn playing a teenage girl and Newton, a middle-aged madman.
Sticking with comedies, Spontaneous is a science-fiction funny that sees high school students spontaneously combusting as a pandemic breaks out. It's based on a hilarious novel written by Aaron Starmer, with a cute love story that pulls the whole movie together.
If it's science-fiction thrillers that you love, then you can look forward to 2067. The plot is a relatively well-kept secret but, according to movieweb.com, it's a "film is set in a dystopian future where climate change has eradicated all plant life. Humans survive by breathing synthetic oxygen, but at a terrible cost. The artificial air causes a "sickness" that is killing the remaining population." A message from the future sends a man on a dangerous mission to an unknown world to save the human race.
Doorman is a mystery thriller that sees a former soldier working as a, well, doorman. When armed thieves lockdown her building and attempt to steal priceless artworks while holding her niece and nephew hostage, she springs into battle. It's an action-packed ride that'll have any fans of female leads kicking butt on the edge of their seats!
Hobie Halloween stars Adam Sandler as America's scariest holiday joke. Every Halloween, he sets out to monitor the evening to keep everyone safe. Instead, they turn him into a laughing stock. This year, though, something sinister is happening, but nobody believes him. It's got an excellent cast that sure is to deliver hilarious comedy, even if you're not a Sandler fan.
So there you have it, a compilation of flicks to suit all tastes. There's going to be a flurry of new movies released in the foreseeable future, and it'll be wonderful to see them on the big screen. Hopefully, 2021 doesn't throw us a curveball like 2020 did with the pandemic!