Films to look out for in 2017
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's "Doob" or "No Bed of Roses" raised much anticipation in the passing year. The film starring Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachi is expected to be released by February next year.
Monpura's director Giasuddin Selim's Shwapnojal starring Pori Moni alongside Fazlur Rahman Babu, Wahida Mallik Jolly, Shilpi Sarkar Apu, Iresh Zaker and Prosun Azad will mark Selim's breaking of eight year long hiatus. Produced by Bengal Creations, Arnob will lead the music direction for the venture. The film will be one of the chief attractions for theatres next year.
A Foolish Man
Abu Shahed Emon who first took BD movies to Oscar nominations will land with "A Foolish Man" about the story of a policeman. The film is expected to be released later this year. The film also debuts Mostofa Sarwar Farooki as a producer. Another film by Animesh Aich named "Bhoyonkor Sundor" featuring Bhabna and Parambrata Chatterjee will also be a point of consideration next year.
Jan. 6 (wide)
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae star as three African-American mathematicians who played significant behind-the-scenes roles in launching John Glenn into space in 1962. Directed by Theodore Melfi, the Fox historical drama also features Jim Parsons, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Mahershala Ali.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel reprises his role as an extreme athlete-turned-superspy in the long-gestating Paramount threequel, directed by D.J. Caruso. Samuel L. Jackson returns to the franchise with a slew of newcomers: Rogue One's Donnie Yen, Thai action star Tony Jaa,Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and Orange Is the New Black breakout Ruby Rose round out the cast.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Keanu Reeves is back as the hitman brought out of retirement following the killing of his dog, which was a gift from his late wife. The Lionsgate/Summit sequel - directed by Chad Stahelski, who was also at the helm of the 2014 original - adds Common, Laurence Fishburne and Ruby Rose to the franchise.
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Movie spinoff zooms in on the Dark Knight, voiced again by Will Arnett, who must fight Gotham City criminals while raising a boy he adopted. Chris McKay - who worked as an animation co-director on the 2014 animated movie - directs the Warner Bros. release, also featuring Jenny Slate, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Mariah Carey and Billy Dee Williams among the voice cast.
Tom Cruise leads the Universal reboot of the zombie-filled adventure, also starring Russell Crowe, Courtney B. Vance, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the fantasy-action flick is set to launch a monster-filled cinematic universe.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Mark Wahlberg returns to star in the fifth installment of the Paramount action franchise, which sees Optimus Prime facing off against the villain Megatron while featuring Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro.
Despicable Me 3
Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig reprise their voice roles in Universal's animated, minion-filled threequel. In it Gru's newest nemesis is a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s.
Christopher Nolan's WWII drama centers on the British military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940, one of the biggest battles during the war. Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles are among the cast of the Warner Bros. film.
The Dark Tower
The long-awaited Stephen King adaptation stars Idris Elba as a wandering knight who is the last hope of the fallen land of Mid-World. He is charged with finding the Dark Tower while battling his nemesis the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey.
The Emoji Movie
The Sony animated comedy stars T.J. Miller as an emoji born with multiple expressions, who teams up with the notorious code-breaker (Ilana Glazer) on an adventure through a teenager's phone.
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Pena, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani in the animated action-comedy show a ninja teaming with fellow toys to fight an evil warlord, who also happens to be his father.
Ghost in the Shell
In this movie Scarlett Johansson stars as a cyborg policewoman who attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.
Blade Runner 2049
The Warner Bros. sequel to the Ridley Scott's 1982 film takes place several decades after the original, with Harrison Ford once again playing Rick Deckard, the former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years while also starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and even Colin Firth return for the Fox sequel to the 2015 surprise hit based on the Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons comic book. Matthew Vaughn again directs the espionage comedy with new additions Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.
Chris Hemsworth is back as the God of Thunder in the third Thor film with Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins, plus fellow Avengers characters played by Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Murder on the Orient Express
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in the Fox adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, also featuring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench. The story centers around a murder onboard the famous train and introduces Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who must solve the case while being surrounded by duplicitous passengers.
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac continue their adventures after being introduced as the saga's central new characters in 2015's Force Awakens alongside Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson, plus the original trilogy's stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart lead Sony's continuation of the 1995 film about the magical board game that wreaks jungle-related havoc on unsuspecting players. This time, the players are sucked into the world of the game, and must play as its explorer characters to survive and win. Jake Kasdan directs the fantasy adventure, also featuring Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.
The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson star in the movie-musical focusing on P.T. Barnum, the founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Michael Gracey is directing the Fox film, featuring original songs by La La Land lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek.