The legend of Tarzan – 6th July
So yeah I read Tarzan of the Apes this month in anticipation of this new live action tale of Tarzan which is an adaption as far as I am aware of the second book The Return of Tarzan. Tarzan/John Clayton is played by the delectable Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood’s Eric Northman) who is neither English or dark haired (but who gives a crap about those details anyway, it’s Alexander Skarsgård!) and opposite him as Jane is the stunning Margot Robbie who will hopefully play her with a little more substance than she is given in the books (I suppose it was written 100 years ago). As for the rest of the cast there is the main villain being played by the master of villainy Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson is playing George Washington Williams an ally of Tarzan who is an actual historical figure, and Djimon Hounsou is playing Chief Mbonga the head of the tribe that Tarzan often clashes with in the books (I’m quite interested in how they will explore Mbonga as I felt he was rather underused in Tarzan of the Apes). Basically this film will be amazing because I don’t ever get this excited over crap films. Check out my post on the Trailer here.
The Neon Demon – 8th July
I think I pretty much summed up my excitement for this film back when the first trailer showed up and the anticipation for me has not dulled and from also seeing a couple of reviews on how depraved and twisted the film has only heightened my anticipation.
Star Trek Beyond – 22nd July
I loved the first two films of the rebooted Stark Trek (Wait a minute Stark! too much Game of Thrones on the Mind) Star Trek films especially Into Darkness thanks to Cumberbatch’s awesome role as Khan the unforgiving superhuman. This time around the stakes look so much higher and chaotic but that may be because the man behind the Fast & Furious franchise Justin Lin is in the directors chair which I’m undecided as to whether that will be a good or bad thing, however I’m hoping that the partial departure of J.J. Abrams (he is still producing) won’t have too much of an impact on story quality. This film adds Idris Elba as the villain unfortunately he is an alien so I can’t swoon over how handsome his is throughout the film (actually perhaps thats a good thing so I won’t get distracted) and Sofia Boutella as an Alien ally which should be really cool. R.I.P Anton Yelchin he was a fine actor (check out 5 to 9, Like Crazy, Only Lover Left Alive) and a brilliant Chekov.
Jason Bourne – 27th July
Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne. That’s all you really need to know to want to watch this film. In the trailer we are teased that their is more to the mystery of what Bourne has already uncovered which is very intriguing. Another reason why I’m looking forward to this film is Alicia Vikander, I have followed her career since A Royal Affair (En Kongelig Affære) and she has not disappointed me once with her chameleonic ability to take on a huge range of complex characters so it will be interesting to see what her character will be in this one.
Men & Chicken – 15th July
This Danish film just looks so bloody bizarre but equally funny (kind of like how amazingly weird but hilarious The Lobster was) and it stars Mads Mikkelsen so it must be good because lets just face it Mads Mikkelsen is awesome. I don’t know whether I’ll get a chance to see the film in theatres as it will most likely be a very small release but I will try and get to if I possibly can.