The first nine months of 2020 have been rough for Hollywood. Like most industries, film has had to drastically adapt in the face of a pandemic crisis, resulting in release dates being pushed, filming dates postponed and digital streaming coming to the forefront. Nevertheless, the public has shown that it has an insurmountable appetite for content – consuming more than ever during lockdown.
This, at least, gave studios the confidence to continue to film and hold back their blockbuster summer films until the Covid curve began to go into remission. Now, from September, we can happily announce that cinemas are beginning to reopen and with them – a slew of amazing films are coming our way. We take a look at some of the most highly anticipated titles of the Fall:
Death On The Nile
This adaption of what is perhaps, Agatha Christie’s most famous novel, stars Gal Gadot and promises the same captivating allure of 2017’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
Death On The Nile follows detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of an heiress during a cruise ship trip through the Nile River. Everyone aboard the ship is a suspect, as each individual seems to have their own reason for killing young Linnet. The film is scheduled to be released on October 23rd.
No Time To Die
Daniel Craig’s final foray as the smooth British secret agent James Bond. The film marks the 25th instalment in the Bond film series and is directed by cineaste of the moment; Cary Joji Fukunaga, making it one of the year’s most anticipated movies.
In No Time To Die we find a retired Bond who is brought back to action on request from a friend within the CIA who in turn is searching for a missing scientist. Together they face one of the greatest Bond villains yet, played by Mr. Robot and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek. Bond hits all major theatres on November 12th.
West Side Story
A blockbuster through-and-through. This remake of the 1961 classic Broadway musical stars Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort, and Rachel Zegler and is directed by none other than Steven Spielberg.
The film tells the Skajespearian inspired story of Tony and Maria, teen lovers from rival gangs in 1950s New York City drawn together by love and torn by consequence.
The film will be released in time for Christmas on December 18th.
For those of us still not fully comfortable to sit in socially-distanced cinemas, fear not – streaming services are hot on the button to release enough fantastic films to appease our inner cinephile:
The Devil All The Time
Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s novel from 2011, this thriller starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson takes place between WWII and the US and Vietnam war. A young boy begins to uncover the dark secrets of the new preacher of his small Christian town in Ohio. This highly anticipated film promises plenty of suspense and mystery and is scheduled for release on September 16th via Netflix.
The Boys In The Band
Starring Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons Andrew Rannells, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Robin de Jesús – this is a film adaption of Mart Crowley’s 1968 play; depicting the story of a group of gay men who gather in New York City at a birthday party.
The film centres on LGBQT+ themes and its community as revelations are made and feelings discussed. It takes place in 1968, a year before the pivotal Stonewall gay rights movement, and is sure to please audiences as a fresh take on the original Broadway production. It will be available to stream on September 30th.
Lily James and Armie Hammer star in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel by the same name. Rebecca tells the story of a young bride who marries a wealthy widower on his family’s estate in the French Riviera. While the new Mrs. de Winter attempts to settle into her new life, she is overshadowed by her husband’s late wife, Rebecca. This historical drama is a new approach to the classic story, which has captivated readers for almost a century. Streaming from October 21st.