@Alpha @4815162342 @cookie
Since your guys' films made up my Top 5 this year, you each get a pre-read of one of my upcoming films slated in the next two game years. Since @4815162342 was on the list twice, he gets to pick two films.
Given that the list is mostly Y9 heavy, it'll be a while before I get to some of the films slated for release then. However, depending on who chooses what, the films chosen will be the ones I make my main priorities when Y9 roles around.
Your six options are as follows:
One Punch Man: A Monster Rises
Genre: Superhero Action/Comedy
Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Release Date: May 24, Y8
Cast: Taron Egerton, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Alexander Skarsgard, Lily James, Ludi Lin, Anna Kendrick, Harry Styles, Dylan O’Brien, Miles Teller, Iko Uwais, Kim Kold, with Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, and Chow Yun-Fat, and Donnie Yen, Featuring BTS as Dreamboat
Plot: Following the events of the first film, the One-Punch hero Sam Capebaldi (Egerton) unwillingly finds himself in the center of a growing circle of followers -- including his loyal cyborg disciple Genos (Heaton), the secretly unpowered and introverted S class hero King (Skarsgard), the extravagant and confident B class esper Felicia Helios aka Miss Blizzard (James), and the vengeful ninja-assassin Speed-o’-Sound Sonic (Lin) -- who all recognize his true power and seek to learn from him. Meanwhile, an influx of monster attacks on the various cities is spearheaded by the increasingly powerful and mysterious Monsters Association. However, another rising threat comes in the form of Garou (Keery), the disgraced former disciple of S Class hero Bang (Yun-Fat) and a self-proclaimed “Hero Hunter”, who is hellbent on fighting and defeating every hero in order to grow stronger. As the Hero Hunter and Monster Association's paths to total domination manage to flip the entire hero world on its head, the answer for salvation points more and more towards the self-proclaimed “Hero for Fun” to step in and save the world.
Directed by Ali Abbasi
Release Date: October Y8
Cast: Adam Driver, Naomi Scott, Laurie Davidson, Samara Weaving, with Malcolm McDowell, and Tom Hiddleston as Victor Frankenstein
Plot: A re-imagining of the classic horror novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, told mainly through the creature’s perspective. Young scientist Victor Frankenstein (Hiddleston) gains insight into the creation of life and gives life to his own autonomous Creature (Driver). However, upon animation, the scientist is horrified by his creation and flees his laboratory. Later escaping the confines of the laboratory, the abandoned Creature sets out into the wilderness, alone and frightened of the world around him. Eventually, the Creature finds shelter in a farmhouse connected to the cottage of a poor peasant family. Sparking up a secret friendship with the family’s housekeeper (Scott), the creature continues to live on the family’s property, learning more about himself and the world around him while holding out hope that the family, and the rest of humankind, will one day accept him for what he is.
Directed by J.A. Bayona
Release Date: Spring Y9
Cast: John Kransinski and Sasha Lane
Plot: Two park rangers (Krasinski and Lane) are tasked with investigating several mysterious disappearances within their national park, including the young daughter of Krasinski's character. As their investigation thickens, the two rangers discover that the link between all of the missing peoples all leads back to a mysterious, humanoid creature lurking within the vast wilderness.
Genre: Animated Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Release Date: Summer Y9
Cast: Billy Magnussen, Mandy Moore, Justin Theroux, Morena Baccarin, Michael Fassbender, Chadwick Boseman, Ana de Armas, Rosa Salazar, Lee Pace, Noah Jupe, Jason Ritter, Seth MacFarlane, Steve Blum, with Liev Schreiber, and Sophia Lillis
Plot: Dim-witted Peter Kobbee (Magnussen) and his tenacious younger sister, Dana (Moore), find themselves in over their heads when they accidentally stumble upon a top secret meeting of intergalactic bounty hunters. To save themselves from certain death, the two siblings reluctantly embark on a mission with the bounty hunters to retrieve an ancient treasure from one of the most dangerous and hospitable planets in the known universe.
Genre: Biographical Drama
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Release Date: Fall Y9
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Devon Bostick, Carrey Mulligan, Kyle Chandler, Matthew Rhys, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Logan Marshall-Green, Daniel Wu, Nick Robinson, and Christian Bale
Plot: Young up-and-coming filmmakers and friends Steven Spielberg (Bostick) and George Lucas (Baruchel) rise, and struggle, their way to prominence amidst the evolving landscape of 1970s Hollywood.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Release Date: Holiday Y9
Cast: Steven Yeun, Henry Golding, Sofia Boutella, Mads Mikkelson, Cillian Murphy, and Daniel Henney
Plot: New York City, December 2099 – the eve of the new century. Two detectives (Yeun and Golding) are tasked with infiltrating two dangerous underground android cults in the hopes of stopping an all-out war between the two groups from breaking out. As the two detectives each make their own shocking revelations, they find themselves in a limbo between whose side they are really on.