Best Science Fiction Films of 2015- Updated with trailer for "Terminator: Genisys"
Another year is almost done, and it's time for the annual previews for some of the best upcoming films of the following year. Due to personal issues, I wasn't able to finish all my preview hubs like I had planned last year, but I promise all my readers that I'll try hard to make up for that this year.
For those of you who are new to these previews, I generally just provide the reader with casting information for each preview, while giving them a trailer to it as well. Sadly, some of these movies have not released a trailer yet, but I will be adding them as soon as they become available.
Take in mind that release dates are subject to change, so please be sure to check your local listings for any changes.
Anyway, it's been said that 2015 might be the biggest year for movies, and it could very well be. We have the much anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" coming out, and we have the long anticipated follow ups to many great historic science fiction franchises. Many which include the likes of "Star Wars", "Jurassic Park" and even a brand new "Terminator" film that's allegedly going to be a reboot and sequel. Wow, talk about confusing.
Plus, there's the final movie chapter to "The Hunger Games" franchise to look forward to, so it could be a big year if your a movie fan. Without further delay, let's get on with the show.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Director: J.J. Abrams
Writers: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Cast: Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Dixie Arnold, Crystal Clarke
Synopsis: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set 30 years after Return of the Jedi.
Release Date: December 18, 2015
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Writers: Michael Crichton, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
Cast: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lauren Lapkus, Katie McGrath, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Brian Tee, Eddie J. Fernandez, Andy Buckley
Synopsis: Set twenty two years after the events of "Jurassic Park.", where Dr. Hammond's dream of building an amusement park on the island filled with dinosaurs is finally a reality. There are various restaurants and hotels set up all over the island, and guests can get closer to the dinosaurs than they ever thought possible. Maybe Dr. Malcolm was wrong when he had his doubts about the possibility, or was he?
Release Date: June 12, 2015
Director: Alan Taylor
Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Douglas Smith, Sandrine Holt, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Gladis, Dayo Okeniyi, Kerry O'Malley, Teri Wyble
Synopsis: In this latest installment to the "Terminator" franchise, "Terminator: Genisys" not only promises to continue the story of John Connor's fight against the machines, but it promises to reboot the franchise as well that could lead to a new trilogy.
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Brian Duffield, Veronica Roth
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Suki Waterhouse, Emjay Anthony
Synopsis: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Release Date: March 20, 2015
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Douglas Booth, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Terry Gilliam, Eddie Redmayne, James D'Arcy, Vanessa Kirby, Tuppence Middleton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Christina Cole, Doona Bae, Kick Gurry
Synopsis: In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign.
Release Date: February 6, 2015
Director: Chris Columbus
Writers: Adam Sandler, Timothy Dowling, Tim Herlihy, Patrick Jean
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Brian Cox, Jane Krakowski, Lainie Kazan, Rob Archer, James Preston Rogers, Rose Rollins, Matthew Lintz, Elizabeth Jeanne le Roux
Synopsis: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.
Release Date: July 24, 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Danny Strong, Peter Craig, Suzanne Collins
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone
Synopsis: After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Director: Brad Bird
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen
Cast: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Laurie, Pierce Gagnon, Lochlyn Munro, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer, Thomas Robinson, Michael Rowe, Monique Ganderton, Paul McGillion, Shiloh Nelson
Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood
Visual Effects: Jason McDonald
Art Department: Sarah Ginn
Costume and Wardrobe: Dan Walker
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Andy Weir
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Matt Damon
Synopsis: An astronaut, stranded on Mars, struggles to survive.
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Director: Tim Johnson
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, Adam Rex
Voice Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Steve Martin
Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Director: Tarsem Singh
Writers: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Emily Tremaine, Mariana Paola Vicente, Jesica Ahlberg, Steffie Grote, Teri Wyble, Brendan McCarthy, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Gary Weeks
Synopsis: An extremely wealthy elderly man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man, but all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause.
Release Date: April 17, 2015
Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, Dana Gourrier, Scott Haze, Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Camp, James DuMont, Mike R. Moreau, Wayne Pére, Wendy Clarice Jordan, David Jensen, Kerry Cahill, Billy Slaughter, Lucy Faust, James Moses Black, John R Mangus, Elton LeBlanc, Garrett Hines, Sharon Landry
Synopsis: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Director: Henry F. Anderson III
Writers: Robert Reece, William Schneider
Voice Cast: Ron Perlman, Chris Colfer, Robbie Daymond, Meg Crosbie, Julie Wittner, Rob Edwards, Nickie Bryar, Jeff LaPensee
Synopsis: ROBODOG is a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldn't be more different. KC (Kinetic Canine) is a bright, energetic but overzealous robotic dog, while MARSHALL is an old, curmudgeonly real dog, set in his ways and has little patience for anything new. This canine odd couple embarks on the adventure of a lifetime where each will learn the true nature of friendship, and not to judge a book by its cover.
Release Date: January 16, 2015
Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Cinematographer: Rob Hardy
Film Editor: Mark Day
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Chelsea Li, Corey Johnson, Evie Wray, Deborah Rosan, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman, Elina Alminas, Ramzan Miah
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Miranda Frigon, Sean O. Roberts, Yo-Landi Visser, Robert Hobbs, Brandon Auret, Ninja, Kevin Otto, Dan Hirst, Paul Hampshire, Janus Prinsloo
Synopsis: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings - some good, some bad - and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
Release Date: March 6, 2015
Director: Dean Israelite
Writers: Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark
Cast: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston, Gary Grubbs, Katie Garfield, Sam Lerner, Gary Weeks, Patrick Johnson, Allen Evangelista, Hillary Harley, Michelle DeFraites, Anthony Reynolds, Michael Entrekin, Gabriela Fraile, Agnes Mayasari, Rashia Whitlock, Fred Galle, Alexandra Bartee, Joshua Brady, Cameron Fuller, Macsen Lintz
Synopsis: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Release Date: January 30, 2015
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