The year is moving forward quickly but don’t miss out on the great titles hitting theaters in 2015. Here’s a list throughout the close of 2015, of upcoming sci fi movies that will blow you away!
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials – September 18th
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The Maze Runner was considered a moderate success when it hit theaters in 2014, but unlike it’s YA counterpart, Divergent, this series actually becomes more interesting with each book. If it can retain a decent fan base and play up to the source material’s strong points in the marketing material, Scorch Trials could very well improve on its predecessor’s performance. But that’s a pretty big ‘if.’
The Martian – October 2nd
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Update – The Martian has been moved to October 2nd from its original November 25th release to avoid The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.2.
This is truly one to look forward to for sci-fi fans. We’re huge fans of Andy Weir’s gripping tale of Martian survival, and the prospect of seeing it come to life on the big screen is a mouth-watering one. Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who is separated from his crew during a mission on the surface of Mars. As his colleagues are forced to evacuate because of the violent Martian storm, the astronaut embarks on a mission of survival that will surely look spectacular on screen. Oh, and did we mention it’s directed by Ridley Scott?
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – October 30th
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David Koechner is a Scout leader who must organize his troop to battle a swarm of zombies. The story centers around 3 members of the troop who discover that battling zombies and saving your town is the perfect way to cement a friendship.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.2 – November 20th
It’s Thanksgiving, which means its time for another installment of the all-conquering YA dystopia, The Hunger Games. If you weren’t impressed by the lack of action in Mockingjay Pt.1, Pt.2 should be your remedy as the rebellion looks to launch their final assault on the Capitol. The release of Mockingjay Pt.2 will mark the end of an era, and no matter what your thoughts on the series are, you have to admit that its success has been nothing short of spectacular.
Victor Frankenstein – November 25th
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Update – 20th Century Fox has opted to put Victor Frankenstein in The Martian’s old November 25th release slot.
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock), Victor Frankenstein looks set to be a very different re-telling of a very familiar story. Told from the perspective of Igor, played by Daniel Radcliffe, Victor Frankenstein will show how the hunchback came to be in the service of the twisted mind that created a legend. Focusing on the science and the motivations behind Frankenstein’s work is certainly intriguing, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to seeing what James McAvoy does with the role of Frankenstein himself.
Midnight Special – November 25th
Michael Shannon leads an incredible cast in this intriguing sounding movie from Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). The story follows a father and son who go on the run after discovering the boy, played by St. Vincent’s Jaiden Lieberher, has special powers. Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver also star.
Beyond Skyline – December 11th
Hollywood can throw up some truly head-scratching moments when it comes to selecting which movies should get made and which shouldn’t. One of those moments came when we learnt that Skyline, one of 2010’s worst sci-fi offerings, would be getting a sequel. Writer of the original, Liam O’Donnell, returns to write and direct Beyond Skyline, which has managed to secure the services of Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Iko Uwais (The Raid), which gives us some hope that the sequel can make up for its predecessors many failings.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18th
Does JJ Abrams’ movie even need to be on this list? Since it’s announcement, the December 18th release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been etched onto the most precious spot of every sci-fi fans brain. The teaser trailer almost destroyed the internet, but come December 2015, there is going to be a buzz around this movie not seen since a certain disappointing prequel trilogy first screened back in 1999. We’re nervous, we’re excited and we cannot wait. Put simply, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the biggest movie event of the century so far.
2015 Release Dates Still TBD
Absolutely Anything – August 15th (UK)
Update – Absolutely Anything will now come to US theaters on May 5 2016.
You may not have heard much about ‘Absolutely Anything’, but when you hear the comedy genius contained within its cast, it will immediately be on your movie radar. Simon Pegg and the late Robin Williams are joined by the cast of Monty Python to tell a hilarious tale of a group of aliens who give a man the power to do, you guessed it, Absolutely Anything. Robin Williams voices a talking dog and the Pythons voice the wacky aliens. What’s not to love about that? Absolutely Anything is set to hit theaters in its native UK on August 15th, and we’re hoping a North American date will follow shortly after the summer season.
-An original story from director Drake Doremus, Equals depicts a “utopian” society in which emotions have been completely eradicated, and shows a love affair developing between an artist and a writer when an infection causes their emotions to resurface. The premise could be cheesy or fascinating depending on how it’s handled, but we’re big fans of stars Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart (minus the whole Twilight thing), and Doremus, who helmed the wonderful Like Crazy, has proven himself capable of telling love stories without being mawkish.
– Starring Marvel favorite Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons, High-Rise follows a young doctor who is seduced by the lifestyle in an isolated high-rise community that is luxuriously cut off from the rest of society. With its barely sci-fi, dystopian concept and focus on class issues, High-Rise already seems like it has potential to be this year’s Snowpiercer.
The Day of the Triffids
– A remake of the 1963 British sci-fi/horror classic which sees man-eating plants invade Earth on the back of a meteorite impact that blinds most of the world’s population.