From Blade Runner 2049 to The Dark Tower: 10 movies to watch out for in 2017

Harsh Pareek

Dec 26, 2016 16:53:19 IST

Following his misadventures with 2015's Ant-Man, Edgar Wright is all set to make a comeback after a gap of four years.

His upcoming project Baby Driver follows a young getaway driver, who after being coerced into working for a crime boss, finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The film is set to flaunt a star-studded cast of Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey,  Jon Hamm, Eiza González and Ansel Elgort.


To be honest, the prospect of having a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece was not all that appealing, until the director and the cast for the project was unveiled.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve; who's been on a roll with movies like Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario and 2016's Arrival; the film will star Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie Jame, while Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

The plot has not be revealed yet, but at least we can now sleep peacefully, knowing the film is in good hands.


2017 will finally see the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's cult classic The Dark Tower.

Starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain or the Gunslinger, the film follows him as he roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, hoping that reaching it will preserve his dying world. The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

We are keeping our expectations under check, but the prospect of seeing Matthew McConaughey playing the Man in Black is just too much.


The mother of all sequels, the follow-up to Danny Boyle's 1996 classic Trainspotting will grace theatres in 2017. But that's not the half of it.

Boyle, who is also directing the sequel, managed to assemble the entire original star cast 20 years after the original — Ewan McGregor as Renton,  Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, Ewen Bremner as Spud, Robert Carlyle as Begbie and Kelly Macdonald as Diane.

So get ready for another gut-wrenching-edge-of-the-seat adventure and the old gang with some sweet soundtrack with a punch of nostalgia.


After the underwhelming Prometheus, Ridley Scott will once again tread familiar territory in 2017 with Alien: Covenant.

The film will follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

There are reasons to be excited about. Although poorly executed, the Prometheus had quite an interesting premise and left many questions answered. Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, two of the best actors in Prometheus, will return for this project.

After the success of The Martian, we hope Scott returns to form with the Alien franchise.


Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's crime bestseller The Snowman, featuring antihero police investigator Harry Hole will be adapted to the big screen in 2017.

The film follows detective Hole (played by Michael Fassbender) as he investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, 2008 and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011), the film will also star Rebecca Ferguson, JK Simmons, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Toby Jones.


Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the husband-wife team behind 2006's Little Miss Sunshine and 2012's Ruby Sparks will return to the big screen in 2017 with a tennis biopic.

Battle of the Sexes recounts the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. The film will star Emma Stone as King and Steve Carell as Riggs.

The fact that Danny Boyle is one of the directors on the project only makes us more excited.


Christopher Nolan is all set to tackle another grand project, this time in form of a World War II drama.

Dunkirk, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles, recounts the story of allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France during a fierce battle after being surrounded by the German army during WWII.

Going by Nolan's larger-than-life approach to direction, one can expect nothing short of an epic.


After 2015's spectacular The Force Awakens, and 2016's Rogue One, the Star Wars universe will once again take to the big screen in a highly anticipated sequel to the JJ Abrams' movie.

This time, taking the helm will be Rian Johnson, director of one the best sci-fis in recent memory, 2012's Looper.

Having taken her first steps into a larger world, Rey will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.


Alexander Payne takes his time with the stories, but when he decides to come out with one, he delivers.

Payne, who has under his belt movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, will return in 2017 with Downsizing.

Although few details are out, the film will be a social satire about a guy who realises he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. The film will star Matt Damon, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin.

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2016 18:16:47 IST