Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence  is an upcoming 2016 American science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, and written by Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner, reprising their original roles, along with newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Fichtner. The film is scheduled for a June 24, 2016 release in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. Filming began on April 20, 2015 and ended on August 22, 2015.

Premise

Twenty years after the events of the first film, the international community recovers and the United Nations creates the Earth Space Defense (ESD), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system and the main defense force using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces, with some military forces assembled on the Moon, Mars andRhea. However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal to their other battalions before their final defeat while others went into hiding elsewhere around the world. The aliens in deep space received the signal and sent a larger and more powerful battle fleet, threatening the human race once more, this time, with an extremely powerful gravitational machine.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Produced by
Written by
Story by
  • Roland Emmerich
  • Dean Devlin
  • Nicholas Wright
  • James A. Woods
Starring
Music by Harald Kloser
Thomas Wanker
Cinematography Markus Förderer
Edited by Adam Wolfe
Production
companies
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • June 24, 2016(United States)
  • June 23, 2016 (Asia)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200 million

NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING

NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING

(released as Bad Neighbours 2 outside North America) is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Stoller, Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Neighbors and stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco and Ike Barinholtz. It was released on May 20, 2016, in the United States, received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $77 million.

 

Cast

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Produced by
Written by
Based on Characters
by Andrew J. Cohen
Brendan O’Brien
Starring
Music by Michael Andrews
Cinematography Brandon Trost
Edited by Zene Baker
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • May 20, 2016 (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
Country the United States
Language English
Budget $35 million
Box office $78.9 million

ANGRY BIRDS

ANGRY BIRDS

The Angry Birds Movie is a 2016 American-Finnish 3D computer-animated actionadventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly (in their directorial debuts), produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and written by Jon Vitti. The film was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader andPeter Dinklage. It is set to be released in the United States on May 20, 2016.

 

Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

Plot

At Bird Island, an island inhabited by flightless birds, reclusive, grumpy clown Red is sentenced to anger management class after his temper costs him a customer. One day, a boat docks at Bird Island, carrying pigs from Piggy Island led by Leonard. Claiming to be peaceful explorers bringing offerings of friendship, the pigs are accepted on the island.

More pigs arrive on Bird Island and seemingly adjust to society, but Red becomes suspicious of their motives. He recruits his classmates Chuck and Bomb to help him find Mighty Eagle, a giant bald eagle said to be the protector of the island, and the only bird that can fly. They find him on top of Bird Mountain. However, they discover that Mighty Eagle is largely in retirement, and hasn’t flown in years. Later, Red’s group sees the pigs planting explosives around the island while the birds are at a party. They realize the party was a ruse to steal the birds’ eggs. Red and Bomb attempt to retrieve the eggs, but the pigs escape and their explosives destroy the village. When the birds realize what happened, Red rallies them to let their anger loose and take back their eggs.

The Angry Birds Movie
 

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Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by Jon Vitti
Story by
  • Mikael Hed
  • Mikko Pöllä
  • John Cohen
Based on Angry Birds
by Rovio Entertainment
Starring
Music by Heitor Pereira
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • May 5, 2016 (Paris)
  • May 13, 2016 (Finland)
  • May 20, 2016 (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
Country
  • the United States
  • Finland
Language English
Budget $73 million
Box office $43 million

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film. directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a client and her neighbor, and Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters’ first recruit.

Aykroyd conceived the film as a project for himself and fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus John Belushi, with the “Ghostmashers” travelling through time and space in the future with magic wands. He and Ramis dramatically rewrote the script following Belushi’s death and after Reitman deemed Aykroyd’s initial vision financially impractical.

Ghostbusters was released in the United States on June 8, 1984. It was a critical and commercial success, receiving a positive response from critics and audiences and grossing US$242 million in the United States and more than $295 million worldwide. It was nominated for two Oscars at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song (for the eponymous theme song), but lost to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Woman in Red respectively. The American Film Institute rankedGhostbusters 28th in its AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list of film comedies. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[4]

The film launched the Ghostbusters media franchise, which includes a 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II; two animated television series,The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters; and several video games. A reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy,Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones is set for release in July 2016.

Ghostbusters
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Produced by Ivan Reitman
Written by
Starring
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography László Kovács
Edited by
Production
company
  • Black Rhino
  • Delphi Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • June 7, 1984(Westwood, California)
  • June 8, 1984
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $295.2 million

The Darkness (2016)

The Darkness (2016)

The Darkness  is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by Greg McLean and co-written with Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh,Jennifer Morrison and Parker Mack.

The film is based on what are said to be actual events about a family who visits the Grand Canyon and bring home a supernatural force that feeds off their fears and takes over their lives.

Filming began in April 2014 in Los Angeles and ended in May the same year. Blumhouse Productions and Chapter One Films are producing the film.

 

Plot

Two families, the Taylors, and Carters, who, returning from a Grand Canyon vacation, bring back a supernatural force.

Cast

Production

On February 25, 2014, Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell joined the film. On March 5, it was revealed that director Greg McLean said, “The story is based on a true story that was relayed to me first-hand many years ago about an actual haunting.“On April 11, David Mazouz was added to the film. On May 6, Ming-Na Wen joined the cast of the film. On May 7, Lucy Fry was added to the cast to play Stephanie in the Taylor family. Trian Long-Smith also joined the film on the same day to play Sammy Levin, the savvy, bright and flirtatious intern working for Peter Taylor’s character. On May 9, Matt Walsh joined the cast of the film, to play Carter’s family member as Gary Carter. Parker Mack also joined the film. On May 14,Jennifer Morrison was added to the cast to play Joy Carter, Gary’s wife and also a mother of a child.

The Darkness
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Greg McLean
Produced by
  • Jason Blum
  • Matthew Kaplan
  • Bianca Martino
  • Greg McLean
Written by Shayne Armstrong
Shane Krause
Greg McLean
Starring
Music by Johnny Klimek
Cinematography Toby Oliver
Edited by Sean Lahiff
Production
company
Distributed by
Release dates
  • May 13, 2016
Running time
92 minutes
Country the United States
Language English
Budget $5 million

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

 

The Legend of Tarzan is an upcoming American action-adventure film drawn upon the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, scheduled for release in 2016. Directed by David Yates and written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, its cast comprises Alexander Skarsgård in the title role, and Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou and Christoph Waltz.

Principal photography began on June 30, 2014, at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios in the UK, and wrapped four months later on October 3. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures in Cooperation with Dark Horse Entertainment and Jerry Weintraub Productions are co-producing the film. It is scheduled for release on July 1, 2016, in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film will be dedicated to Weintraub, who died on July 6, 2015.

Plot

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life inLondon as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

Cast

The Legend of Tarzan
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Yates
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on Tarzan
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Henry Braham
Edited by Mark Day
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • July 1, 2016 (United States)
Country the United States
Language English
Budget $180 million

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is an upcoming 2016 American superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is intended to be the sequel to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. Directed byBryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult,Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till. In X-Men: Apocalypse, ancient mutant Apocalypse awakens and plans to take over the world.

The film was announced by Singer in December 2013 with Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris attached to develop the story. Casting began in October 2014 while principal photography commenced in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada, and ended in August of the same year. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016, in North America in 3D and 2D.

Premise

Since ancient times, the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse—immortal and invincible—has been worshipped as a god. But when Apocalypse awakens from hibernation of thousands of years and decides to end humanity and to take over the world, Raven and Charles Xavier lead a team of young X-Men to face Apocalypse and defeat him.

X-Men: Apocalypse
Promo poster shows the X-Men Team with a bald Xavier at the top and the film's release date and the slogan "Defend" below them.

Promotional poster
Directed by Bryan Singer
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Simon Kinberg
Story by
Based on X-Men
by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Starring
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Newton Thomas Sigel
Edited by John Ottman
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • May 19, 2016(United Kingdom)
  • May 27, 2016 (United States)
Country the United States
Language English

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

 

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (also known as The Snow White Chronicles – The Huntsman: Winter’s War) is a 2016 American high fantasy adventure film and acts as both a prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, based on the characters from the German fairy tale “Snow White” compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.

It is the directing debut of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who acted as visual effects supervisor on the first film, and is written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin reprising their roles, who are joined by Emily Blunt, Rob Brydon, and Jessica Chastain. Principal photography began on April 6, 2015.

The film was released in the United States on April 22, 2016, to generally negative reviews from critics.

Cast

Box office

As of April 26, 2016, The Huntsman: Winter’s War has grossed $22.5 million in North America and $79.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $101.6 million.

In the United States and Canada, early tracking suggested the film would open to $24–30 million, which was significantly lower than its predecessor’s $56.2 million opening in 2012. The film opened in 3,791 theaters and grossed $7.3 million on its first day, including $1 million from its early Thursday night previews. In its opening weekend, it grossed a lower-than-expected $19.4 million, which was about 64% less the original film’s opening.Due to its poor opening weekend, the film is projected to lose Universal $30–40 million, with some estimates having the total losses at up to $70 million.

Internationally, The Huntsman: Winter’s War will be released in a total of 65 countries. Box office pundits believe the film will end its run at about $150 million internationally which is quite lower than its predecessor’s total of $240 million ($190 million in today’s exchange). And the one notable difference is that while Winter’s War has secured a release date in China, Snow White and the Huntsman didn’t have this benefit, as a result analysts believe this could make some difference. It was released in 18 countries, two weeks ahead of its U.S. debut, earning $19.1 million from 3,969 screens and had No. 1 openings in eleven of them and second overall at the international box office charts, behind the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In its second weekend, it added 7 new markets and grossed a total of $17.8 million, falling only by 8% from its previews weekend and still remained at No. 2 in behind The Jungle Book. It was still No. 2 in its third weekend. Its top openings occurred in China ($10.4 million), the United Kingdom and Ireland ($4.2 million), Brazil ($3.1 million), Mexico ($2.8 million), France ($2.6 million), Korea ($2.1 million), Russia ($2 million), the Philippines ($1.6 million), Malaysia ($1.6 million), Spain ($1.4 million) and Thailand ($1.2 million). In China, it landed in third place behind local pic Yesterday Once More and the continued run of The Jungle Book. There are three more territories to open: Greece on April 28, Panama on May 5 and Japan on May 27.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Produced by Joe Roth
Written by
Based on Characters
by Evan Daugherty
Starring
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Phedon Papamichael
Edited by Conrad Buff
Production
companies
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • April 3, 2016 (Singapore)
  • April 22, 2016(United States)
Running time
114 minutes
Country The United States
Language English
Budget $115 million
Box office $101.6 million

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

 

The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks and produced byWalt Disney Pictures. Based on Rudyard Kipling‘s eponymous collective works, the film is a live-action/CGI remake of Walt Disney‘s1967 animated film of the same name.

The Jungle Book stars and introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. The film also features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor developed the film’s story as a balance between Disney’s animated adaptation and Kipling’s original works, adapting elements from both into the film. Principal photography commenced in 2014, with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles. The film required extensive use of computer-generated imagery to portray the animals and settings.The Jungle Book was released in North America in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, D-Box, as well as premium large formats, on April 15, 2016.

The Jungle Book
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by
  • Jon Favreau
  • Brigham Taylor
Screenplay by Justin Marks
Based on The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
Starring
Music by John Debney
Cinematography Bill Pope
Edited by Mark Livolsi
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
105 minutes
Country the United States
Language English
Budget $175 million
Box office $351.7 million

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Official poster shows the Avengers team factions which led by Iron Man and Captain America, confronting each other by looking each other, with the film's slogan above them, and the film's title, credits and release date below them.

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, an act regulating superhuman activity fractures the Avengers into opposing factions, one led by Steve Rogers and another by Tony Stark.

Development of Civil War started in late 2013 when Markus and McFeely began writing the screenplay, which borrows concepts from the 2006 comic book storyline Civil War. The Russo brothers were brought back to direct in early 2014 after positive reactions to test screenings of The Winter Soldier. The film’s title was revealed in October 2014 and Downey was added to the cast, with additional cast members joining the film in the following months. The film began principal photography in April 2015 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area, before concluding in Germany in August 2015.

Captain America: Civil War held its world premiere in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016 and is scheduled to begin its international release on April 27, with a release in North America on May 6, in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
Release date: April 29, 2016 (United Kingdom)