Robert Pattinson is one of the most in-demand actresses of today. She stands out in every role she takes on, and her stunning looks and natural talent have helped her build a devoted fan base around the globe. The English actress has had a very successful career to date, and since 2014, she has been acting in several major Hollywood productions. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated upcoming films from the talented English star.
The Batman is one of the most anticipated superhero films of the year. The first teaser for the movie was released in 2015, and the entire trailer dropped two months later. The film will finally give us our first look at the Dark Knight in over 10 years, since 2004’s The Dark Knight Rises. It will premiere in cinemas on August 4, and you can be sure that fans of the superhero genre are going to be out in full force. The film sees Christian Bale’s return as the notorious Batman, which is bound to make even the most staunch comic book fan happy. The Dark Knight will be directed by Christopher Nolan, and if the first two titles in the Dark Knight trilogy are any indication, we’re in for yet another extraordinary film experience. The only question is: will this be the final outing for the caped crusader?
Netflix is arguably the biggest name in TV and film right now, and it’s largely thanks to the success of its original content that the company is valued at nearly $150 billion. One of the most popular shows on the streaming service is The King, an epic TV miniseries that was released all at once in October 2015. The series stars Peter Fonda and Ben Mendelsohn as well as Skandar Keynes, and tells the story of Robert Taylor, the controversial 16th President of the United States. The Netflix series is based on the 1994 Broadway play The King by George C. Wolfe, which is in turn based on the Taylor biography The King: Life of a Troublesome Prince by Robert K. Massie. Despite its historical setting, The King is a story that is very close to home for millions of Americans, as it explores the tumultuous times that led to the Civil War. The Netflix series is available to stream now, and you can bet your Twitter account that thousands of fans will be binge-watching every episode as soon as they’re released. The series is also going to contribute to Netflix’s global expansion, as it was one of the first shows to be released in multiple languages (including Spanish, Hindi, and French).
After an extremely successful 2015, which saw the release of three Oscar-winning movies, it’s no surprise that Hollywood is already looking ahead to the next big franchise. Narcos has the potential to be the biggest show of the year, as the saga of drug lord Pablo Escobar continues in the small screen. The series is based on the 2009 film of the same name, which was directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Billy Bob Thornton as the notorious Colombian drug lord. The film was widely praised for its authentic depiction of the era and its nuanced performances, particularly from Thornton and Bob Hoskins. It’s not hard to see why Narcos is becoming such a success story, as it truly is the perfect combination of deep narrative and eye-catching visuals. The only downside to Narcos is that it is yet to be confirmed whether or not it will be renewed for a fourth season. However, if past trends are any indication, it’s very likely that Narcos will be back for more.
Star Wars Episode VIII
Speaking of Netflix, it was recently revealed that the streaming service has secured the global streaming rights to all seven of the Star Wars films. This is definitely a game-changer for Netflix as far as original content is concerned, and it’s yet another feather in the cap of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, George Lucas. The agreement makes Netflix the exclusive worldwide distributor of all seven Star Wars titles, which are some of the most popular movies ever made. It also marks the first time that any film or television show based on the legendary sci-fi series has ever been officially sponsored by a multi-billion dollar corporation. Netflix will have the unique opportunity to revive the classic films and bring the adventure to a whole new audience. It’s going to be interesting to see what the company does with this precious cinematic gold. One thing’s for sure: the legacy of George Lucas will live on forever.
One of the most intriguing upcoming films is the Peter Jackson-produced Paddington. The project, which Jackson is also directing, marks his return to the big screen after a five-year absence, following the enormous success of his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Paddington is an unusual animal in more ways than one, as the film stars bear-like ‘primate’ Ben Whishaw as the eponymous character. The comedy-adventure movie follows the adventures of the “cherished bear” as he tries to settle into life in London following World War II. Although the role marks a very small cameo for Whishaw, the ‘Bears’ actor is no stranger to big-name Hollywood productions, having previously starred in the widely acclaimed London Transport films alongside John Hurt and Michael Caine. Fans of Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will feel especially blessed to see him return with a project that is as enchanting as those groundbreaking films were. This bear-loving filmmaker is going to give us some very special surprises.
Sci-fi is an oft-ignored genre in Hollywood, which is a real shame. The possibilities are endless, as it is a truly unique perspective on the world, and there are so many great scripts floating around in the black world. One of the most anticipated films of the year is Trainspotting, an adaptation of the much admired and internationally bestselling novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. The film was directed by McGregor and will be released domestically by Netflix later this year. Welsh’s 1993 novel follows the misadventures of Mark Renton, an aspiring writer who is trying to make his way in London during the 1980s. Renton’s quest for thrills and adventure leads him on a journey that is as unique as it is varied, as he tries to reconcile his sexuality and quest for self-realization with his desire for financial security. Trainspotting was an important milestone in Welsh’s writing career, as it was his debut book and introduced a new generation of readers to the strange and wonderful world of Scottish literature. The book was also adapted for the big screen in 2012, and starred Ewan McGregor, Alec Baldwin, and Gillian Anderson. It was an interesting experiment, but the Netflix adaptation really is something special, as it offers a glimpse into a part of London that most people have never really seen before. If you consider yourself a bit of a history buff, then this is the film for you.
One of the most interesting and challenging films of the year is Nocturnal Animals, an adaptation of Julie Maroh’s 2012 novel of the same name. The novel follows a woman named Julia as she explores the mystery of her husband’s collection of animal art. As she examines each piece of art, she begins to notice strange and disturbing parallels to her own life, particularly in regards to her husband Mitchell’s other artworks, which are clearly based on real life experiences. The fascinating thing about Nocturnal Animals is that it was independently produced and financed, and it’s certainly not relying on any big-name stars or familiar story lines to succeed. The only way to see what the fuss is about is to watch it for yourself. However, be warned: this is one film that you might want to watch in a quiet place, as some of the imagery can be rather gruesome.