A Quiet Place Part II (March 20)
The sequel film was also written and directed by John Krasinski and stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, reprising their roles from the first film. And the addition of Cillian Murphy & Djimon Hounsou to this cast made me even more excited.
The trailers I watched gave me the impression the sequel will be more terrifying than the first one. Even though it was weird seeing people In a Quiet Place movie actually talking. I'm very happy they’re going back to the start of the invasion. I can’t wait to see how they’re going to explain the origins of the aliens.
Krasinski had a great idea the first time around and this sequel actually looks pretty good.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (TBD)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a 2020 American thriller drama film based on the novel of the same name by Iain Reid. The film is written and directed by the amazing Charlie Kaufman and distributed by Netflix.
I'm so excited for this movie! I’m a big Kaufman fan and can't wait to see what he will do with this source material. I adored his last movie, Anomalisa, and I have been waiting patiently for his next directorial feature ever since.
Netflix seems to have given auteurs the freedom to make some interesting work. So I think this will be a great platform for Kaufman to display all his weirdness and talent.
The film will be released in the first quarter of 2020 on Netflix.
Tenet (July 20)
Tenet is an action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
Christopher Nolan can make a psychological Thriller about a pretty much anything and it will be a good movie. He's just so consistent, it's crazy. And he always starts the decade swinging. Just look at his track record - Memento (2000), Inception (2010), Tenet (2020).
According to Nolan Tenet is a cross between Inception and North by Northwest.
The trailer available is amazing and it gives the impression that Washington and Pattinson are agents that by some means can experience time as it goes backward.
I love Nolan movies when they’re equal parts head-scratching and entertaining. And this one looks exactly like that. I cannot wait to watch it on the big screen.
The French Dispatch (July 24)
This is the new film directed by Wes Anderson with a screenplay by Anderson from a story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, and Jason Schwartzman. It stars an amazing ensemble cast, including Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.
Well, the trailer had me at Wes Anderson. I really love his movies. The cinematography is a pleasure for the eyes. And I also like how the movie will switch between black and white and color. It looks like the most Wes Anderson film ever.
Although I have watched the trailer multiple times, I still have no idea what the movie is about. And I love that!
Some people will say Anderson’s style might be getting stale. But for me, He’s a true visionary and I still really enjoy how his movies look.
Bill & Ted Face the Music (August 20)
The Wyld Stallyns ride again and it only took 30 years. Bill & Ted Face the Music will reunite us with Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan as middle-aged family men. The sequel stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, and Kristen Schaal.
As I write this, there is no trailer available. And all I know about the movie is that: A visitor from the future tells best friends Bill and Ted that one of their songs can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. It sounds like an intriguing premise to me. I grew up watching the first two movies and I can’t wait for this third one.
Bill & Ted Face the Music hits theaters on August 20th. So, we should get the first trailer sooner, rather than later.
The Many Saints of Newark (September 25)
The Many Saints of Newark is a crime drama film directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. And it will work as a prequel to Chase's HBO crime drama series The Sopranos.
The movie is set in the 1960s during the Newark riots, that brought five days of violence in the New Jersey city. And it will give us a look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini, is playing the young version of the character his father originated in The Sopranos.
I absolutely love the series, it is on my top 5 of the best TV shows of all-time. Needless to say, I’m dying to watch this!
Eternals (November 6)
Eternals is Marvel's next superhero team-up film. The second movie on Marvel Studios' slate for Phase 4 and will be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, from a script penned by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Eternals unites a large ensemble cast featuring names like Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and Lauren Ridloff.
Eternals will introduce a new era of heroes and villains in the upcoming Phase 4. I don’t know anything official about the plot of the movie just yet but, In the comics, the Eternals are a race of cosmically-powered beings created by the Celestials. They’re essentially immortal, which accounts for the name Eternals.
I’m very curious to see what Marvel will do after the massive successes of the Infinity Saga. And also, just look at this cast. You don’t ever get to see people like this together in the same room, let alone in the same movie.
Dune (December 18)
Dune is a screen adaptation of the beloved Dune novel and one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2020. It will be directed by the Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve. Who has assembled an extraordinary cast for the film: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem just to name a few.
The original Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel written by author Frank Herbert. And it is about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. And is often cited as one of George Lucas’ original inspirations for Star Wars.
The first Dune adaptation for the big screen was David Lynch’s 1984 film version and even though it was not a success with the critics or made its money back in the box office, it became a cult classic.
I’m anxiously waiting for Villeneuve’s version of this classic story — which is set to hit theaters this December.
Coming 2 America (December 18)
The crown prince of Zamunda will be returning for a sequel. Eddie Murphy and the cast of Coming to America are returning over 30 years later. And he will have the help of Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, and Wesley Snipes.
All I know so far about the movie plot is that Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. But that is just enough to make me excited.
I really love seeing Murphy returning to his roots. Last year, he brought back a few of his iconic Saturday Night Live characters when he hosts the show for the first time in 35 years. And there’s also a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie in the works.
Coming to America 2 opens in theaters on Dec. 18, 2020.
Mank is a biopic of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz directed by the great David Fincher. It will follow the tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece. The movie is based on a script by Fincher’s late father, Jack. It stars Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Burke, and Joseph Cross.
I heard a lot of people saying that this is not the most interesting subject for a movie. But I completely trust Fincher to tell a good story. I’m also very intrigued to learn more about such an interesting behind the scenes story to possibly Hollywood’s most legendary film.