MovieGainz Most Anticipated Films of 2020

10. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Coming in at #10 is Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Kaufman hasn’t been around much for a while and has a great track record – particularly in his writing. This film brings in Jesse Plemons and Toni Collete in a very intriguing plot! It is also shot by Cold War cinematographer ‘Lukasz Zal’ which only makes it more exciting. This is certainly one of our riskier picks to be anticipating but we are confident this can be something special if it all comes together well.

9. Barbie

Alright, we know what you’re thinking. Barbie?! Yeah, we surprised ourselves. Initially, we found this project pretty laughable when Amy Schumer was attached to write this. The thing that excites us is Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach!! The writers of Little Women and Marriage Story which are two of the best films of the year with great screenplays. If that wasn’t enough then how about Margot Robbie attached to star in the main role? Robbie is on fire right now and is choosing great projects! This film will be tackling self-esteem in young women and so much more! Such great talent attached to this, we are super curious and excited for it!

8. Bernstein

“Bernstein” follows the story of American composer Leonard Bernstein’s as he rises to fame. This film is written and directed by Bradley Cooper, the person who directed, wrote and starred in ‘A Star is Born’ – our favourite of 2018. Co-writing alongside Cooper is Josh Singer (Writer of First Man, The Post and Spotlight) and Carey Mulligan attached to star beside Cooper further indicates that this film is ripe with talent. We cannot wait to see what Bradley Cooper can do on his second outing and with this film being in the music genre, we think he will deliver again!

7. Last Night in Soho

Edgar Wright returns with a stab at the horror genre; said to be the lovechild of Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ (1965) and Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Don’t Look Now’ (1973), we have high hopes that this psychological horror provides an off-kilter style that Edgar Wright has become so renowned for. If anything, we hope that this film takes us to places that Edgar Wright tends not to stray, that being deeper character development. This may be his first true test in contention to becoming one of the great directors of our time. This film is far outside his comedy comfort zone.

6. Soul

Finally! A Pixar movie that is easy to be really excited for! Soul is an original Pixar film that is a journey to the cosmic world to answer life’s most important questions. It has been a while since we have heard of a Pixar movie being this bold and ambitious, and it is done by a Pixar legend – Pete Doctor. The entire premise offers us an exploration into themes that matter and affects each individual which is why this film is so high on our list. Oh, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross so they’ll be there to help with the emotional gut-punch this film looks to do! 

5. A Quiet Place: Part II

John Krasinki brings us back to the world of A Quiet Place as we see the Abbott family journey past the sand path for their survival, will they see any new creatures? Who knows, but we can all agree that A Quiet Place 2 will be just as intense and horrifying as the first. 

4. No Time To Die

Bond is back for the 25th time!!! This time he must come out of ‘retirement’ to save the world once again. No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s last outing as the MI6 agent and a case could be made that he is one of the all time great Bond actors. Rami Malek has the task of portraying the next Bond villain who looks as if he could be an instance classic villain. With the amazing stunt work and ionic Bond theme, this is one movie we can’t miss. 

3. Wonder Woman 1984

DC’s shining light returns in 2020, with Wonder Woman 1984! Kirsten Wig will be portraying the classic villain Cheetah and Pedro Pascal will be playing Maxwell Lord. Gal Gadot is guaranteed to steal the show as Wonder Woman and with Hans Zimmer returning to produce the iconic Wonder Woman theme, we know this is one movie to get excited for. We are intrigued where Patty Jenkins will take the character of Wonder Woman as she slowly catches up to the present timeline. 

2. Dune

Following up his win for ‘filmmaker of the decade’ by the New York Critics Circle – Director Denis Villeneuve has no doubt made an impression on the film industry. From his successful follow-up with Blade Runner 2049, to his gripping thrillers like Sicario and Prisoners, we couldn’t be more excited to see what Dune (2020) has to offer from this potent filmmaker. Denis has proven that while writer/directors are a force of unique vision, directors that adapt material are no doubt the most renowned and celebrated of all time. We eagerly await to see if we are witnessing the legacy of one of history’s greatest directors being formed.

1. TENET

C’mon, is this really a surprise? What can we say about this hasn’t already been said?! It’s bloody Christopher Nolan and that is all you need to get amped about a film. Nolan is back and looks to deliver another non-linear film that covers international espionage, time travel and evolution. We have so much faith in Nolan as he continues to deliver with everything he does so why should this be any different, right? In case you need more reason to be excited, don’t forget about its killer cast and crew. Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar, Dunkirk and Ad Astra) is DoP, Ludwig Goransson (Creed & Black Panther) as the composer and editor Jennifer Lame (Manchester by the Sea & Marriage Story) being attached to this film only hypes us further. Nolan has nearly mastered the craft of creating layered and thematic blockbuster films – with a $225 million budget, let’s see what he does in this original, ambitious blockbuster!

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