At the end of a pandemic year made of waltzes-hesitations, postponements and simultaneous video-on-demand releases, they will soon be back in theaters, the big Hollywood guns. It is true that things have found a semblance of normalcy, but over the next few months, it’s a real windfall that awaits moviegoers. Between films planned for the Oscar and productions having no other purpose than to make a recipe, three trends are emerging.
Thus, two of the most eagerly awaited titles are adaptations of famous, literary and Broadway works, respectively. This is of course Dune (V.F.) and of West Side Story (V.F.).
From Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, Dune is the movie thatDenis Villeneuve dreamed of touring since adolescence. The original novel is abundant, since in the background of clan struggles for control of a planet where the most precious substance in the universe is produced, Herbert speaks of politics, the environment, relations between the sexes. . Playing October 22.
Based on the show by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim premiered in 1957, West Side Story is the first musical film by Steven Spielberg. Freely inspired by Romeo and Juliet, de Shakespeare, West Side Story tales the forbidden love between two young people from enemy gangs. Spielberg says he returned to the show, rather than trying to remake Robert Wise’s first film adaptation, considered a classic. Released on December 10th.
Fictions of the real
True stories, or finally as true as they can be after having passed through the cinema filter, will also be popular. Interestingly, the veteran Ridley Scott offers two, each with an enticing credits. Will come first The Last Duel, look back at what was the last legal duel in 14th century Francee century. Adam Driver and Matt Damon clash, the latter having co-wrote the film with his accomplice in Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck. October 15.
Leagues from the crude Middle Ages, Scott will deploy a glamour let in House of Gucci, or the story of the events leading up to the murder of Maurizio Gucci, president of the company of the same name.
With again Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto: attention, vertigo. November 24.
Between the two will sneak King Richard, which, despite its title, is by no means another medieval film. Featuring Will Smith, the film tells how the father of Serena and Venus Williams knew how to spot and nurture the incredible talent of his daughters for tennis. November 9.
For the rest of the suites
The third trend, unsurprisingly the heaviest, is due to the number of sequels, ante-episodes and growth of notorious cinematographic universes. Relating the rise of mafia boss Tony Soprano, protagonist of the cult HBO series, The Many Saints of Newark d’Alan Taylor stars Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini. 1is October.
No Time to Die (To die can wait), James Bond’s most recent adventure, will be Daniel Craig’s last in the role. Cary Fuji Fukunaga (True Detective) is at the helm. Besides Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Christoph Waltz who are back, we can not wait to discover the importance that will have the character of Lashana Lynch, holder of the number 007 since the “retirement” of Bond. October 8.
In time for the party that once inspired its title to the original classic, Halloween Kills will see the mutic maniac Michael Meyers continue to spill blood in his now four-decade-old pursuit of Laurie Strode – a role happily taken over by Jamie Lee Curtis, who is wished for more screen time than in the previous installment . At the bar : David Gordon Green. October 15.
Marvel will continue its unstoppable expansion with Eternals (Eternals), from Chloe Zhao. A superhero film directed by the director of Nomadland, winner of the Oscar for best film and best director? Curiosity is at its height! November 5.
One of Ivan Reitman’s biggest career hits, Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters) and its sequel are continued in Ghostbusters : Afterlife (Ghostbusters: the afterlife), courtesy of the director’s son, Jason Reitman. On a similar theme, we follow two teenagers (McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard) who learn their relationship with the famous ghost hunters. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver reprise their iconic roles. Also with Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon. November 19.
Finally, as the holidays approach, a film will keep the “geeks” awake: The Matrix Resurrections, from Wachowski sisters. The first film was a success, the other two disappointed. Christmas present or wrapped turnip, what this 4.0 grind? Answer on December 22.