Movies We Have Our Eye On In 2018January 16, 2018
It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year: award season in Hollywood. While we’re watching the shows, soaking up the best of the best in television and cinema, we’re also thinking ahead and asking ourselves, “What’s next?”
We’ve rounded up seven flicks with Swedish star power that we can’t wait to watch with a bucket of popcorn in hand. And while we’re guessing most of these aren’t going to be statuette favorites, we think they’ll be worth the price of admission (and maybe will score a nod or two).
The Hummingbird Project (TBD in 2018)
Sure, it was a little hard to see one of our favorite Skarsgårds rocking a bald head on the set of “The Hummingbird Project,” but once we got beyond that, the storyline and cast has us intrigued. According to IMDB, the cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek and Jesse Eisenberg and is centered on two traders who go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.
Tomb Raider (March 16)
We’ve been talking about Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft for some time now, and now her debut as the badass computer game character is right around the corner. The latest iteration of “Tomb Raider” is said to be more of an origin story for the Croft character. We’ll still see Croft in action, but expect the film to start off feeling less like Indiana Jones and more like the humble beginnings of a rom-com.
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20)
The ABBA-lidden sequel finally is here, and we’ve added another Skarsgård to our list. Stellan Skarsgård makes his return as Bill. We can expect more music, more Meryl and more questions about who exactly is Sophie’s father!
M:I:6 Mission Impossible (July 27)
Hello, summer blockbuster! Rebecca Ferguson will be reprising her role as Ilsa Faust from the M:I franchise’s fifth film, “Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation.” The plot of the film has yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like Ethan Chase’s previous adventures, we’re expecting death-defying action. Sold!
Three Seconds (Aug. 17)
Based on Swedish novel by Börge Hellström, the movie will be centered on a classic cop-goes-undercover plot with the leading man going in deep, posing as a prisoner in Sweden’s most notorious jail. The film stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman alongside Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Common.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Oct. 19)
Following the success of the English version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the next film in the anthological series will star Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason, fresh off his performance as Björn Borg in “Borg vs. McEnroe.”
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Nov. 2)
One of Disney’s next big fantasy flicks will hit theatres in November. As the title implies, the movie will be a take on the classic holiday nutcracker story and as Variety points out, it’ll show off Disney’s darker side. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström (known for ABBA videos, “The Cider House Rules” and “Chocolat” among others) and stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.