While cinemas are still shut, Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon picks some of the films that she is most looking forward to seeing when they do open again….
Cruella: this new villain origin story from Disney certainly looks as though its going to be a dark and grown up film, with Emma Stone taking on the title role. It is going to be fascinating to see how Cruella became the villain we love to hate in 101 Dalmatians – as well as seeing how critics reacting to this latest live action film from the company which has had mixed success with a select few of them in recent years.
In the Heights: there is such an energy that can be seen in the trailer alone for this big screen adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical. Having seen it on stage in London a few years ago, I know exactly what to expect musically – and it is going to be a real treat to see these characters and their stories come to life in a new way. It is certainly going to be a hugely popular film when it is released!
Top Gun: Maverick: it feels as though it has been a long time coming for a sequel to the original. But looking at the trailer, it does look as though it has been worth the wait to see Tom Cruise return to the role of Maverick again.
Cinderella: directed and written by Kay Cannon, this new adaptation of the fairytale is set to star singer Camilla Cabello in the title role, Idina Menzel as Vivian the Stepmother and Minie Driver as Queen Beatrice. While no trailer has yet been released for the film, it will interesting to see a new adaptation of the fairytale and how it has been reinterpreted.
Death on the Nile: this new film adaptation based on Agatha Christie’s well known Hercule Poirot story has quite a starry cast including Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French to name a few! I’m intrigued to see how this new interpretation will be different from the 1978 film and brings the characters to life in a fresh new way.
West Side Story: another musical film to look out for is Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of this classic musical – that will hopefully please fans of the original film adaptation. It will include new choreography, a more diverse cast and an adaptation by Tony Kushner.