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THE LAST DUEL
EXPECTED: JANUARY 2021
Ridley Scott is about to enter a sixth decade of making movies, and his cinematic CV looks set to echo in eternity. He was the helmsman for Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, American Gangster, and The Martian. So there’s an understandable ripple of excitement whenever new Ridley Scott projects are announced. The concept of ‘duels’ has been a reoccurring theme in Scott’s movies, but the name of his latest one, The Last Duel, bears a noteworthy resemblance to his 1977 Cannes Film Festival best debut-winning piece The Duellists. We know this feature is based on a book, The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager. We know the screenplay was written by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Nicole Holofcener (and also stars Affleck and Damon). But are we ready to get emotionally attached to the idea of this release coming out in January despite the lack of a trailer? Not yet, not yet.
EXPECTED: MARCH 2021
Let’s be clear, we did not hate the female-led 2016 reboot of the classic sci-fi comedy, Ghostbusters. We laughed. That being said, the fact that this 2021 movie is a straight sequel to the two original 1980s Ghostbusters films, has got us dribbling a little bit of anticipatory ectoplasm. It has some strong spirit DNA — a cast featuring the vampirically youthful Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), retro gadgets, rumors of role reprisals, and a trailer that teases Zuul-Esque appendages. But will it all get messy with two separate timelines and a sequel dropping after more than 30 years? Not if you follow Egon’s first rule of Ghostbuster club: Never cross the streams.
NO TIME TO DIE
EXPECTED: APRIL 2021
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