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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Release date: 22 June 2018

“A rescue op to save the dinosaurs from an island that is about to explode. What could go wrong?” Owen (Chris Pratt) sums the new Jurassic World movie up quite succinctly in the first full length trailer for Fallen Kingdom. Driven by his love for Blue, his lead raptor that went missing in the previous film, and most probably some nookie from Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), who he clearly still has a crush on, Owen jets off to Isla Nublar. From what we can gather from the trailer, things goes about as smoothly as one would think.

What’s not alluded to in the trailer, is an apparent conspiracy that could see the planet return to “a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.” Good, since we really don’t know where this movie can go after all the dino’s when down the cliff.

Best bit: 1:17 when Owen comes running down the hill with a bunch of dinosaurs in tow. Or the T-Rex making a return at 1:36.

Batman Ninja

Release date: 2018 (TBC)

Lurking in the shadows and using fear as his primary weapon, it wouldn't be a stretch to call Batman a ninja. But would you be interested in seeing the Dark Knight speak in Japanese and wield a samurai sword? That's the essential premise of Batman Ninja, a project being developed by some of the talent behind Afro Samurai and Kill la Kill. We only have this Japanese dubbed trailer to go on for now, but Batman Ninja looks great and is expected sometime next year.

Best bit: The start of the Batman/Joker rooftop duel at 3:08.

 

Altered Carbon

Release date: 2 Feb 2018 (Worldwide)

Netflix is on a roll at the moment when it comes to original content, and one of its latest offerings is Altered Carbon. Based on an eponymously titled book by Richard Morgan, the first trailer for the series dropped earlier this week. It centres around Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad) as a man brought back to life to investigate the death of the world's wealthiest man. Visually, Altered Carbon looks like a mix of Blade Runner, Minority Report and Tron, which ticks all our boxes.

Best bit: The neon lit cyberpunk visuals.

You Were Never Really Here

Release date: 9 March 2017 (UK)

Joaquin Phoenix looks absolutely brutal as he takes on the role of MC Hammer in the trailer for You Were Never Really Here. It seems like you would need a strong stomach to watch this thriller, since Joe’s (Phoenix) trips to the hardware store do not result in a new kitchen cabinet. The movie is helmed by Lynne Ramsay, who directed We Need to Talk About Kevin, another movie only recommended for those with a strong constitution.

Best bit: The splattering at 1:19.

Please Stand By

Release Date: 26 Jan US

Star Trek fans received the news that the next movie might just be directed by none other than Quentin Tarantino. Not that this has anything to do with Please Stand By, except that the protagonist wants her Star Trek script produced. Dakota Fanning stars as a gifted autistic woman who escapes on a roadtrip to get her manuscript submitted.

Best Bit: Patton Oswalt throwing some Klingon around at 1:30.

Wormwood

Release date: 15 Dec (Worldwide)

Errol Morris is considered one of the best documentary filmmakers of all time, so it will be interesting to see his take on the CIA’s deplorable MKUltra LSD experiments. Netflix’s Wormwood starts next week, with this six-part series investigating one man’s search for the truth behind his father’s strange death. It’s not a pure doccie, instead actors, including Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State), help tell this strange tale.

Best bit: It’s not really that type of trailer.

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