Buckle up because 2020 is going to see the release of some much-anticipated original work, prequels and sequels.
Possibly one of the biggest movies of 2020 will be Maverick. 1986’s Top Gun was an instant cult classic and finally (FINALLY) we get to Tom Cruise back in the cockpit. Mad men star Joh n Hamm joins the cast and Val Kilmer is rumoured to reprise his role as Iceman. Can. Not. Wait!
NO TIME TO DIE
Daniel Craig returns for his fifth and (allegedly) final turn as 007. Recent Best Actor-winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) has signed on to play the villain. Regardless, this one looks like it’s going to be good!
LEGALLY BLONDE 3
Showing my age here but it’s been 19 years since we saw Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) win her first case in Legally Blonde, and like, why wouldn’t we want to see her again?! Time to brush up on your bend and snap!
Roald Dahl’s The Witches is getting a remake with director Robert Zemeckis at the helm. Anne Hathaway will appear as the Grand High Witch and she has massive shoes to fill. Anjelica Huston’s performance in the 1990 release made the character one of the most memorable kids’ villains in cinema, and after watching the film as an impressionable seven-year old, it was pure nightmare fuel.
The latest film to receive Disney’s live-action remake treatment is Mulan. Veering away the musical original and no Mushu in sight, this version looks set be a lot more grown up while tackling the still-relevant issues of women’s independence and equality.
Ok, I’m just going to say it. Jordan Peele walked up to the door to the horror genre, kicked it in, and is here to stay. His next venture is a sequel to — not a remake of — the classic 1992 horror film. The original followed the ghost of the murdered son of a slave who haunts the Chicago neighbourhood where the Cabrini Green housing projects once stood.
The original was, and remains, terrifying. I’m not sure I’ll have the emotional real estate for Jordan’s offering.