With Interstellar released on Friday and BFI holding their very own Sci-fi Season, it seems like the genre has never been more exciting than today. Take a look at the next science fiction movies to grace our big screen…
Ex Machina (2015)
Ex Machina brings us the interesting tale of a young programmer who is lured in by a rich CEO for a revolutionary new experiment in which the depths of relationships between humans and AI’s are tested. The stunning visuals and jarringly cut shots shown in the trailer promise to make this an interesting exploration which goes against the typical “they’re all out to kill us” machine representations.
The film opens with the simple premise of a group of friends on a weekend trip to a remote cabin – until aliens visit them. Yes, it sounds like a typical horror movie with no real story whatsoever, other than a few jump scares and sloppy moments of character development. However, the ability to be entertaining through its sheer cheesiness means that it may well have a chance at box office success.
This story follows a young teenager embark on an adventure alongside a disgruntled ex-inventor to discover secrets of an impossible world called Tomorrowland. This is Disney’s latest release that boasts not only the director of movies such as Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Up, but also some stellar leads including George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, alongside fresh faced talent Britt Robertson. Tomorrowland certainly has the perfect ingredients for an interesting inter-dimensional traveling experience.
Project Almanac (2014)
After a group of teens stumble upon the blueprint for a time machine, they decide to build one together themselves, but events quickly (and inevitably) escalate out of hand. From the looks of things, this Chronicle-esque movie won’t be relying on CGI scenes too heavily, so don’t expect many explosions courtesy of producer Michael Bay.
Jurassic World (2015)
Jurassic Park stormed onto screen back in 1993, telling the tale of the ultimate theme park disaster. 22 years later, we are to see the release of the latest instalment in the franchise and fan-boys and girls alike have been eagerly anticipating any details to drop from executive producer Steven Spielberg. With the original still being able to hold its own against modern day special effects, audiences everywhere will be dying to see what ride we’ll be taken on in Jurassic World. Starring fan favourites Chris Pratt and Judy Greer (who also stars in Tomorrowland), it’s shaping up to be an exciting project indeed.