Sci-fi seems to be a problematic genre for most. Despite everyone having their own idea about what it is and isn’t – the genre for the most part incorporates hypothetical, science-based themes into the plot of the film while making use of futuristic elements and advanced technologies to explore the world.
So to celebrate the hypothetical future, here’s my top 10 upcoming sci-fi movies arranged by release date.
1. War for the Planet of the Apes
Conflict between the humans and apes are on the rise in the third chapter. Caesar has to fight in an epic battle that will determine the fate of his species and the future of the planet.
Release date: 14 July 2017
A dark force threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets. Special operatives, Valerian and Laureline embark on a quest to safeguard the future of the universe. Check out our full review of the first trailer, here.
Release date: 21 July
3. The Dark Tower
Stephen King’s eight-book epic was turned into a film adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Expect a battle between good and evil to protect the mythical Dark Tower.
Release date: 8 September 2017
4. Blade runner 2049
The sequel to the original dates thirty years after the events of the first film. A new blade runner discovers a long-buried secret that has the potential to disrupt society.
Release date: 6 October 2017
5. Cloverfield 3: God particle
A shocking discovery by a team of astronauts has them fighting for survival in an altered space reality.
Release date: 27 October 2017
6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Four teenagers get sucked into an old video game console. They take on avatar forms to play and ultimately survive the jungle to return to the real world.
Release date: 29 December 2017
7. Men in Black 4
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not expected to return in this upcoming film. Instead a new female and male duo of the MIB organisation will police extra terrestrials on the planet.
Release date: None confirmed
An architect is trapped inside an unfamiliar world where the laws of physics have no boundaries. The world is based on the memories of the people that’s trapped in a coma.
Release date: 25 January 2018
9. Iron sky: The coming race
After Earth was devastated by nuclear war, the film’s heroes journey back to the Nazi moon-base where they encounter Adolf Hitler and his dinosaur army.
Release date: 14 February 2018
10. Jurassic World 2
Chris Pratt reprise his role in the sequel that promises to be darker and scarier. The storyline will explore issues around the treatment of dinosaurs as medical experiments, animal abuse and military use amongst others.
Release date: Not confirmed