Call it the hangover Gravity effect, but space is big in 2017. Here we explore 10 upcoming movies this year that have everything related to outer space, from spacecraft to aliens, from unexplored exoplanets to future intergalactic worlds. Something to look forward to.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
- Initial release: 19 May 2017 (USA)
- Director: Ridley Scott
- Film series: Alien
The 1988 buddy cop alien thriller is being revitalized with a 2017 reboot. In the near future of Los Angeles humans live alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums.
Alpha Squad Seven
The film adaptation of K.A. Applegate’s Animorphs series is finally being made. The Animorphs books followed a group of teens who come across a crashed alien spaceship. The dying alien grants them each the power to transform into any animal they think of, as they dub themselves the Animorphs. The young teens use these new powers to take on a group of aliens who have invaded our planet in secret, disguised as humans. Definitely a childhood favorite, I’m personally really excited to see this.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Initial release: 25 April 2017 (Italy)
Director: James Gunn
Film series: Guardians of the Galaxy series
God Particle is an upcoming 2017 American science-fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, written by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung and produced by J. J. Abrams. It is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. It is scheduled for a wide theatrical release on October 27, 2017.
Geostorm is an upcoming 2017 American action film co-written, produced, and directed by Dean Devlin at his feature debut. The film stars Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Lara, Jim Sturgess, Amr Waked, Ed Harris and Andy García. The film is about a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by climate-controlling satellites.
Initial release: 20 October 2017 (USA)
Director: Dean Devlin
Life is an upcoming 2017 American-British science fiction thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. The film is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017 by Columbia Pictures.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand
In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind.
Initial release: 21 July 2017 (USA)
Director: Luc Besson
Adapted from: Valérian and Laureline
This reboot of the 1994 classic will be written by part of the team behind Independence Day 2. The original plot is this: A Stargate (interstellar transport device) found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich will be back as well, in the producer’s chairs, and Emmerich is slated to direct.