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TMW's 2016 Movie Preview - Part Nine: September

Part nine of our look ahead to the movies heading our way in 2016.



Words by Eric Hillis (@hilliseric)

All dates are based on the current UK release calendar and are subject to change.


Patient Zero
Matt Smith sticks with sci-fi for this twist on the zombie genre. Smith is a survivor of a virus that has infected most of the world's population - not turning them into drooling morons, but rather super intelligent beings - and must track down the titular figure to find a cure. Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci co-star.

A Cure for Wellness
Pirates of the Caribbean and Lone Ranger director Gore Verbinski dials it down for a relatively low key supernatural drama. Dane DeHaan is sent to Jason Isaac's creepy European spa to rescue his boss. This may seem an odd fit for Verbinski, but remember he previously helmed the US remake of The Ring.

The Magnificent Seven
In an era in which Hollywood has tossed aside any pretence of originality, it's no surprise we should get a remake of a remake. This time Denzel Washington slips on the hat as the leader of a band of mercenaries hired to free a small town from the tyrannical reign of bandits. Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and Peter Sarsgaard also feature, while Antoine Fuqua directs.

Deepwater Horizon
That most macho of filmmakers, Peter Berg, directs this true life tale of the 2010 BP oil spill. A Most Violent Year's JC Chandor had initially been attached to the film. Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich and Kurt Russell (who seems to be in every other movie in 2016) star.

Kubo and the Two Strings
Laika, the studio that won fans with The Boxtrolls, returns for Kubo and the Two Strings, an ancient Japan set tale of a young boy in search of his late father's magic suit of armour. Voice talent includes Ralph Fiennes, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey and Rooney Mara.

Bridget Jones's Baby
2016's obsession with nostalgia isn't limited to sci-fi and superheroes; rom-com icon Bridget Jones returns for a third film along with stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, with Patrick Dempsey joining the cast. Jones is now a single mother in her forties, but it seems she's still finding herself torn between two hunks.

Imperium
Daniel Radcliffe continues his quest to shake Harry Potter off his back by shaving his locks to play an FBI agent who goes undercover with a white supremacist militia planning a bombing. Toni Collette co-stars in the directorial debut of Daniel Ragussis.


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