Sky Cinema, Netflix, Amazon & Apple Originals Releases:
Sky Cinema, Amazon, and Apple TV+ seem to be keeping their releases quiet as I haven’t managed to find too many upcoming films from them, whilst Netflix have far too many for me to choose from, so I have just picked some of the more popular ones.
To All the Boys 2: P.S. I Still Love You (TBC)
Sequel to the Netflix teen rom-com and directed by Michael Fimognari, the film is based on Jenny Han‘s 2015 novel P.S. I Still Love You. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are set to return as Lara Jean and Peter as they have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official, when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture. It will also star Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Trezzo Mahoro, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Kelcey Mawema, Jordan Fisher, Ross Butler, Holland Taylor, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett. A third instalment titled To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean is also in the works.
The Kissing Booth 2 (TBC)
Another Netflix sequel and directed by Vince Marcello, The Kissing Booth 2 follows the love adventures of Elle (Joey King), Noah (Jacob Elordi), and Lee (Joel Courtney). It will also star Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Taylor Perez, Molly Ringwald, and Meganne Young.
All The Bright Places (TBC)
Another Netflix original and based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places is directed by Brett Haley and follows the story of Violet (Elle Fanning) and Theodore (Justice Smith) who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. The film also stars Alexandra Shipp, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson, Kelli O’Hara, Felix Mallard, Virginia Gardner, and Lamar Johnson.
I’ve read this book and there are some really dark themes included, so I’m glad Netflix have picked this one up so that I will get to see it on its release.
The Banker (TBC)
Set to be released on Apple TV+, the film is written and directed by George Nolfi and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie Usher and Colm Meaney. The story follows Joe Morris (Jackson) and Bernard Garrett (Mackie), two of the first African-American bankers in the United States.
The film was set to be released in 2019 but it was pushed back. It currently has no scheduled release date, although it will likely be sometime soon.
Seberg (10th Jan)
Set to be released on Amazon and directed by Benedict Andrews, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn. The story is inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg (Stewart). In the late 1960s, Hoover’s FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist, Hakim Jamal (Mackie).
Radioactive (20th March)
An Amazon original directed by Marjane Satrapi and based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss, Rosamund Pike stars as Maria Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie) in this true story of the Polish scientific’s romantic passions, and the reverberation of her discoveries throughout the 20th century.
Army Of The Dead (TBC)
Set to be released on Netflix, Zack Snyder directs this sequel to his own Dawn of the Dead remake in which Dave Bautista will star as a mercenary hoping to pull off a heist in post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested Las Vegas. The film also stars Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Chris D’Elia and Huma Qureshi.