Trailer Thursdays: Alien, Cars, CHIPS, and Baywatch – Oh my!
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Release Date: 19 May 2017 | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Noomi Rapace
Summary: Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Release Date: 10 March 2017 | Mystery, Thriller, Western
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten
Summary: Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in the menacing inferno of the old American West.
Release Date: 7 April 2017 | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Dan Stevens, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis
Summary: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering. (via IMDB)
The Discovery (2017)
Release Date: 31 March 2017 (Netflix) |
Director: Charlie McDowell
Cast: Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Riley Keough
Summary: One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there.” A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)
Release Date: 18 August 2017 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph
Summary: Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. (via IMDB)
Release Date: 24 March 2017 | Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Dax Shepard
Cast: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNamee
Summary: Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run,” TV’s “Parenthood”) and Michael Peña (“The Martian”) star in the action comedy CHIPS. Shepard also directs from a script he penned based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series created by Rick Rosner. Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.
Release Date: 13 January 2017 | Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Baran bo Odar
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney
Summary: Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
Release Date: 26 May 2017 | Comedy
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra
Summary: Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Cars 3 (2017)
Release Date: 16 June 2017 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Brian Fee
Stars: Armie Hammer, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt
Summary: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Release Date: 26 January 2017 | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director: Colm McCarthy
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Dominique Tipper
Summary: The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
All Nighter (2017)
Release Date: 24 March 2017 | Comedy
Director: Gavin Wiesen
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch, Analeigh Tipton, Shannon Woodward
Summary: A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she’s disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night.