We are now in the movie hinterland of Autumn – after the summer blockbusters and before the Academy Award contenders. Fear not though, movie-goers, as there is plenty to look forward to this year in the form of detectives, superheroes and psychotic maniacs. Where would we be without those guys?
Expect twisted thrillers, super-hyped reboots and guys in capes. Here’s Luke Hawkins’ guide to what’s coming up at a cinema near you.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Davis. Release Date: October 6.
Blade Runner is one of the most iconic movies of all time, not just in the sci-fi world.
With its bravely avant-garde, grim portrayal of the future it showed a whole new idea of what science fiction film could be. To reboot such a stylish classic is brave, and the makers know this as they have done everything in their power to keep the legacy untainted.
The lead actor from the original, Harrison Ford, is again involved; A-lister Ryan Gosling takes the lead this time around, the music and sound are shaping up to be simultaneously sinister and cool; and the trailers have been teasing, minimalist snippets from what looks like an equally bleak interpretation of a worn out future.
If puppet aliens, wise-cracking jedis and zapping laser beams don’t satisfy your sci-fi cravings then Blade Runner 2049 might be just the right tempo for you.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet. Release Date: October 6.
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are the stricken pair who have to survive the wilderness after their plane goes down in stormy weather. Elba plays Dr Ben Bass and Winslet is opposite him as photographer Alex Martin, who is on her way home to her wedding.
Having ended up in mountainous terrain, the treacherous nature of the landscape and the harsh cold surround the two protagonists as they soon realise that there is no help on the way and that they must rely on themselves to survive.