2020 is set to be a good year for movie fans with a host of returning franchises, stand alone films and new takes on classic tales – here’s six films we’re especially looking forward to seeing:
Death on the Nile
Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel.
Branagh reprises his role as the famed Belgian detective following his portrayal in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express and is joined by an all-star cast including Tom Bateman (who reprises the role of Bouc from Murder on the Orient Express), four-time Oscar nominee Annette, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
Death on the Nile will be released in October 2020.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts reprise their roles for an all-new instalment of the supernatural comedy franchise which jettisons the 2016 reboot and serves as a direct sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters II.
Jason Reitman is directing the film which is scheduled to be released in July.
No Time To Die
Daniel Craig returns as 007 in the rebooted spy series opposite Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, and Rami Malek.
As the film starts, 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.
In Cinemas April 8th.
The Kings Man
February will see the release of this prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service in which a lone agent must stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants as they gather to plot a war to wipe out millions.
Based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the film stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
True History of the Kelly Gang
Screened earlier this summer at the Toronto International Film Festival, True History of the Kelly Gang stars Russell Crowe, George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult and Charlie Hunnam and tells the story of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.
The film is based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Peter Carey and is the second of Carey’s books to scoop the prize to be turned into a movie – as detailed by Casino Australia’s movie list, in 1997 Gillian Armstrong helmed a film version of Oscar and Lucinda which starred Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Ciaran Hinds, and Tom Wilkinson.
UK release date to be confirmed.
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Jodie Turner-Smith star in director Stefano Sollima’s adaption of this classic Tom Clancy novel which explores origins of CIA operative John Clark.
Clancy’s novels have a history of being heavily pared down when translated for the big screen so it’ll be interesting to see which aspects of the original novel survive the process.
Without Remorse is the first instalment in a two-part film series, which will also include Rainbow Six, and is due to hit cinemas in December.