Some fantastic films graced our cinema screens in 2015, but with the turn of the New Year we now have several feature films due to be released in a plethora of genres to feed our fancies. Disney have unleashed their fair share of teaser trailers for sequels, live action remakes and completely new animations, but there have been a few other announcements for films that re-visit movie worlds that we thought had disappeared in the film archives.
The BFG, 2016
The classic Roald Dahl tale of a little girl who befriends a Big Friendly Giant will be transformed into a live action feature with the help of directing genius Stephen Spielberg. The unmistakable illustrations by Quentin Blake will be re-imagined with actor Mark Rylance as the BFG and Ruby Barnhill as Sophie.
The story, which is treasured by many and still read to children this day, will ignite nostalgia for people that first read the book in 1982.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2016
Just when we thought J K Rowling had closed the book on bringing her magical world to the big screen, her small spin off book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to be released this summer. This time, however, the wizarding world spreads as far as New York, and it’s set seventy years before Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts.
Eddie Redmayne plays writer Newt Scamander, writer of the textbook that Hogwarts students will eventually study. Ezra Miller also stars in this highly anticipated return to the community of witches and wizards, with performances from Colin Farrell and Jon Voight.
Zoolander 2, 2016
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson first announced the sequel to the film during the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week last year, where they played their Zoolander characters, Derek and Hansel, strutting down the runway to Don’t You Want Me Baby.
Ever since their walk off, we’ve waited in anticipation for the release of the trailer which sees Penelope Cruz in a supporting role with appearances from Kristen Wiig, McCauley Culkin and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The film tells of an opposing company who threaten to put the really, really, ridiculously good looking duo out of business, and who are also allegedly trying to kill the world’s most beautiful people.
We may still have a lot of our old favourite films on VHS from when they were first released, stored up in the attic with old home movies on video tape. These days though, while we can get DVDs of classic films, our home videos can’t be watched due to the redundancy of the VHS player. At Video2DVD we can transfer VHS to DVD so that you can watch your family memories over and over again. You can find prices on our website, but if you have any enquiries about our services, feel free to contact us at 0800 592 433.