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2019 20th Century Fox Preview

In their final year of existence before being acquired by Disney, 20th Century Fox had their lowest year at the box office since 2013. Pulling in 9.4% of the domestic box office for a total of just over $1 billion. Thanks primarily to the success of DEADPOOL 2 and the recent Golden Globe winneer of Best Picture, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, 20th Century Fox had no other film come even close to breaking $75 million, let alone $100 million. With the Disney acquisition coming mid-year, 2019 looks to have some hits for 20th Century Fox including ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, DARK PHOENIX, and the third KINGSMAN movie.

Check out the full slate of 2019 releases from 20th Century Fox below.

 

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (January 25th)

Synopsis: Alex is a young boy who is picked on at school and does not appear to be very special at all. However, that soon changes when he finds and pulls King Arthur's famous sword Excalibur. He discovers that he is destined to form a new round table for an upcoming battle with the medieval villain Morgana, who summons evil forces to rule the world. The wizard Merlin assists Alex in his quest.

Starring: Louis Serkis, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, and Tom Taylor

Director: Joe Cornish (ATTACK THE BLOCK)

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (February 14th)

Synopsis: Alita: Battle Angel follows the story of the titular Alita, a disembodied "core" who awakens with no memory in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido finds her and gives her a new body. They later discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills.

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Michelle Rodriguez

Director: Robert Rodriguez

THE AFTERMATH (March 15th)

Synopsis: Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, and Jason Clarke

Director: James Kent (11.22.63)

BREAKTHROUGH (April 17th)

Synopsis: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake Sainte Louise and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.

Starring: Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Mike Colter, Dennis Haysbert, and Topher Grace

Director: Roxann Dawson

AD ASTRA (May 24th)

Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy, and Kimberly Elise

Director: James Gray (THE LOST CITY OF Z)

DARK PHOENIX (June 7th)

Synopsis: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain

Director: Simon Kinberg

FORD V. FERARRI (June 28th)

Synopsis: An eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Tracy Letts, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, and Josh Lucas

Director: James Mangold (LOGAN)

STUBER (July 12th)

Synopsis: A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

Starring: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Iko Kuwais, Masi Oka, Mira Sorvino, and Natalie Morales

Director: Michael Dowse (GOON)

NEW MUTANTS (August 2nd)

Synopsis: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Antonio Banderas, Charlie Heaton, and Blu Hunt

Director: Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS)

SPIES IN DISGUISE (September 13th)

Synopsis: When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Starring: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, and Ben Mendelsohn

Directors: Nick Bruno and Troy Quane

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (September 27th)

Synopsis: A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia, Kathy Baker, Gary Cole, and Kevin Costner

Director: Simon Curtis (GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN)

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (October 4th)

Synopsis: An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Starring: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Gary Oldman, and Brian Tyree Henry

Director: Joe Wright (ATONEMENT)

KINGSMAN: THE GREAT GAME (November 14th)

Synopsis: A spin-off of the Kingsman movie series which will look at the spy organization at the turn of the 20th century.

Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, and Rhys Ifans

Director: Matthew Vaughn (KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE)

THE CALL OF THE WILD (December 25th)

Synopsis: A domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named Buck is stolen from his Santa Clara, California home and sold to freight haulers in the Yukon.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, and Dan Stevens

Director: Chris Sanders (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE CROODS)

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