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TMW's 2016 Movie Preview - Part 10: October

Part 10 of our look ahead to the movies coming our way in 2016.

Words by Eric Hillis (@hilliseric)

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

Channing Tatum stars as the titular comic book hero in this X-Men spin-off. Doug Liman directs after the film's original director, Rupert Wyatt, dropped out. Despite having an October release date, filming is yet to begin, with Lea Seydoux rumoured to also star.

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins' best selling 2015 novel gets a quickly turned around screen adaptation. Emily Blunt stars as an alcoholic who witnesses a murder. Rebecca Ferguson, red hot after her turn in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, is set for a key role in the thriller.

Remember when the world went crazy for the novels of Dan Brown? Well his 2013 Robert Langdon novel has been adapted by Ron Howard with Tom Hanks reprising the role of Langdon. Felicity Jones is a plucky young scientist who aids him, with Ben Foster as a villain with a plan to reduce the world's over-population problem.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Never go back? Seems Tom Cruise has ignored his film's advice and returned to the role of Jack Reacher. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie won't be joining him this time however, with Cruise's Last Samurai director Ed Zwick taking the megaphone on this one. Cobie Smulders co-stars.

A Monster Calls
Writer Patrick Ness adapts his popular children's novel for the screen, with The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona directing. Liam Neeson voices a tree monster who comes to the aid of a young boy dealing with his mother's terminal illness. You'll be seeing a lot of Felicity Jones next winter, and she's in this one too.

Ouija 2
Critics universally panned 2014's Ouija - you might say they were 'board' by it - but it proved a hit with its target teen audience and so (sigh) we have a sequel! Mike Flanagan (Oculus) directs this one, which does have some potential, given its concept. The world is still waiting for the definitive Ouija board movie.

Doctor Strange
Previously the subject of a cult 1978 TV movie, Marvel's Doctor Strange is the latest comic book character to join the publisher's cinematic universe. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the good doctor in a film packed with quality acting talent. Along with the batch we have Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Michael Stuhlbarg. Sinister's Scott Derrickson directs.

This animated comedy is set in a world where storks now deliver internet goods rather than babies, until one such bird finds himself in charge of a rugrat, with hilarity presumably ensuing. Kelsey Grammer voices the lead stork with Andy Samberg as his young charge.

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