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01.15.2015by: Paul Shirey

2015 Fox Preview!

20th Century Fox had a stellar year in 2014, taking the top spot for studio market share with 17.3% and $1.7 Billion in ticket sales. With hits like X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, GONE GIRL, RIO 2, and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, amongst others, FOX brought in the masses last year. 2015 is another big line-up with an expected line-up of sequels/reboots (TAKEN 3, POLTERGEIST, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, and THE MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS among them) and a bigger focus on new properties, from the much-buzzed KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, HOME, SPY, VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, THE MARTIAN, JOY, THE REVENANT. Strong talent and compelling material particularly for the aforementioned pics give Fox a great opportunity to have another great year.

Scroll through the upcoming slate and let us know which flicks you're most excited for from Fox!

Taken 3 (January 9)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, and Dougray Scott. Directed by Olivier Megaton.

Read our review HERE!

Kingsman: The Secret Service (February 13)

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, and Mark Strong. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Read our review HERE!

Unfinished Business (March 6)

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wikinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, and James Marsden. Directed by Ken Scott.

Home (March 27)

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Tim Johnson.

The Longest Ride (April 10)

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, and Alan Alda. Directed by George Tillman, Jr.

Spy (May 22)

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Miranda Hart, and Jude Law. Directed by Paul Feig.

Paper Towns (June 5)

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

Starring: Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. Directed by Jake Schreier.

Poltergeist (July 24)

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams. Directed by Gil Kenan.

The Fantastic Four (August 7)

THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Josh Trank.

Hitman: Agent 47 (August 28)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

Starring: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, and Thomas Kretschmann. Directed by Aleksander Bach.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (September 18)

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Wes Ball.

Victor Frankenstein (October 2)

James McAvoy is Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Freddie Fox. Directed by Paul McGuigan.

The Peanuts Movie (November 6)

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

Starring: TBD. Directed by Steve Martino.

The Martian (November 25)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 (December 23)

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Starring: TBD. Directed by Walt Becker.

Joy (December 25)

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker, David O. Russell, JOY is the emotionally compelling and often comedic journey of a woman who triumphed over personal and financial challenges by inventing the “Miracle Mop,” which she sold on QVC and went on to become a hugely successful entrepreneur.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, and Bradley Cooper. Directed by David O. Russell.

The Revenant (December 25)

Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Based on a true story, THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Birdman," "Babel").

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Lukas Haas.

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