Here’s our top 45 movies picked by our editorial team of MalaysianStudent.com.
This list is enough to quench your thirst for any fantasy, inspiration, action, thriller, comedy, etc…… on the screen… ROFL
The Fifth Wave– January 15
The 5th Wave follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan as she tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of alien invasion that have already decimated the Earth’s population and knocked humankind back to the Stone Age. As one of the planet’s last survivors, Cassie has to learn the hard way to trust no one.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI– January 15
Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours, filmmaker Michael Bay and screenwriter Chuck Hogan (The Town) have crafted this action flick that purports to tell the true story of six CIA security contractors who defended the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, against a group of Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11, 2012, the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The film features a reunion of The Office, with John Krasinski (Jim) and David Denman (Roy) joining forces to play two of the six sentinels, and also stars Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber. Interesting to see how the GOP will exploit this as an anti-Hillary Clinton tool.
Dirty Grandpa – January 22
Directed by Borat co-writer Dan Mazer, this comedy—like The Intern before it—sees Robert De Niro making a yuppie’s life a living hell. Here, he plays a randy former Army man who tricks his grandson (Zac Efron) into driving him to Florida for spring break right before the young man is about to head to the altar. The combination of Efron and spring break means you can expect plenty of shirtless shots of the star, if that’s your thing.
Mechanic: Resurrection – January 22
Arthur Bishop returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 global hit. When someone from his past forces him back into the business, Bishop has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.
The Boy – January 22
The Boy, previously known as ‘The Inhabitant’ is an American Supernatural horror film directed by William Brent Bell of ‘The Devil Inside’ fame. The Boy will be hollywood’s earlier horror releases for the year and speaks of the story of Greta who is employed as a Nanny of a life sized Doll. Sounds creepy right? The story further deals with Great’s worst fears coming to life when she violates certain rules. Produced by STX Entertainment the movie releases on the 22nd of January and the trailer is super creepy.
Kung Fu Panda 3 – January 26
Now who does not love Po the Panda. In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po will be reuniting with his father, voiced by ‘Breaking Bad’ fame, Bryan Cranston. The duo with the rest of the clumsy Pandas will go on war against the villainous Kai, voiced by J.K.Simmons. Like the previous two instalments, Kung Fu Panda too boasts of an enviable cast voicing every character of this Dreamworks Animation flick. The teaser and then the trailer have guaranteed a large dose of entertainment for the audience and the movie easily makes it to our list of must watch flicks.
Hail, Ceaser! – February 5
In this 1950s-set screwball comedy, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a fixer for the studios, keeping their actors’ names out of the tabloids. When A-list star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped while filming the mega-production Hail Caesar, it’s Mannix who must negotiate his release. The film also boasts Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum.
Deadpool – February 11
Directed by Tim Miller, this is the first hard R-rated Marvel superhero flick we’ve had since the Blade movies, and will hopefully make us forget about Ryan Reynolds’s other foray into spandex world-saving, Green Lantern. The film stars Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former special forces operative who undergoes a risky experiment to cure his cancer—only to be left disfigured, mentally unstable, and with special healing powers a la Wolverine. He becomes Deadpool, seeking vengeance on those that wronged him. The film also stars Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), and T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley). Gifted with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humour, mercenary Wade Wilson adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Zoolander 2 – February 12
It’s been 15 years (really) since the firstZoolander debuted—just weeks after the 9/11 attacks—but filmmaker/star Ben Stiller and his partner-in-strut, Owen Wilson, aka Hansel, are back. The world’s biggest music stars are being systematically killed with Zoolander’s Blue Steel look on their faces, so Interpol recruits Derek and Hansel to go deep undercover and find the culprit. To make matters worse, their former nemesis Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell) is on the loose. The film also stars Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Christine Taylor, and features a gaggle of cameos from the likes of Justin Bieber, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kimye, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and more.
Race – February 19
Directed by Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), this biopic focuses on track and field superstar Jesse Owens, a black man who defeated the odds to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games—in front of Adolf Hitler, no less. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, and Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten as Leni Riefenstahl.
Eddie the Eagle – February 26
It seems that February is not only the Black History month, it is also a month for us to remember all of the sports heroes of the past. The film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. The film also stars Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken, with a script by Simon Kelton and Sean Macaulay. A must watch if you are looking for a truly inspiring theatrical experience.
Gods of Egypt – February 26
It stars Gerard Butler as the Egyptian god of darkness Set, who takes over the throne of Egypt. Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a mortal man, teams up with the Egyptian god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to fight back. The film also stars Geoffrey Rush, Chadwick Boseman, and Rufus Sewell.
The Witch – February 26
One of the big surprises of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was this 17th-century horror film by Robert Eggers about a Puritan family in New England whose daughter is suspected by locals of witchcraft when their baby boy disappears. Eggers’s inventive film features loads of organic supernatural scares, as well as a game cast of newcomers led by Anya Taylor-Joy.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – March 4
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love), and written by 30 Rockand Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt co-showrunner Robert Carlock, this wartime comedy stars Tina Fey as a journalist embedded in Afghanistan and Pakistan during America’s global war on terrorism. Along the way, she embarks on a wild romantic fling with a Scottish journo (Martin Freeman). The film also stars Margot Robbie, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina. [by Marlow Stern]
Knights of Cups – March 4
The latest experimental—and experiential—film from auteur Terrence Malick is a dark Hollywood satire of sorts, centering on an L.A. screenwriter (Christian Bale) who, in a quest to find himself, dives headfirst into the excesses of Tinseltown. Boasting gorgeous lensing by two-time Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki, the film also stars Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, and Antonio Banderas.
Triple 9 – March 4
Aussie filmmaker John Hillcoat has proven to be quite gifted at Westerns, with films like The Proposition and Lawless. Here, he tackles a thriller about a gang of corrupt cops in deep with the Russian mob who plan a big-time heist—including the murder of a fellow officer (Casey Affleck) to distract the rest of the police. Joining Affleck is a huge cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, and Kate Winslet.
The Brothers Grimsby – March 11
This British action flick/spy comedy centers on a top-level U.K. spy (Mark Strong) who must team up with his idiotic football hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) to save the world. It’s directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me), co-written and produced by Baron Cohen, and also stars Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, and Gabourey Sidibe.
Midnight Special – March 18
Any movie by filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Mud,Take Shelter) is well worth your time, and here, he tackles the realm of science fiction with an all-out chase film centering on a father (Michael Shannon) desperately trying to get his otherworldly 8-year-old son to a secret location before he’s captured by a dangerous religious leader (Sam Shepard) and government agents (led by Adam Driver) hot on their tail. The film also stars Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst.
The Little Prince – March 18
Already a modest hit in its native France, Mark Osborne’s 3D stop motion film is a loose adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s seminal 1943 children’s book of the same name, weaving elements of it into a story about a young girl who teams up with an elderly aviator in order to avoid her suffocating mom. The film features the voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, and more.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25
The superhero schedule is getting more and more crowded, which explains why we’re being hit with this blockbuster behemoth in late March. Directed by Zack Snyder, and following the events of his Man of Steel, the film pits Ben Affleck’s Batman against Henry Cavill’s Superman, while the pair also deal with megalomaniacal businessman Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and Doomsday. The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Iron as Alfred the butler, Holly Hunter as a U.S. senator, and features the first appearances of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash, and—maybe—Jena Malone as Robin.
Everybody Wants Some – April 15
The latest from criminally underrated genius Richard Linklater, who was robbed of a Best Director Oscar for his masterful last film,Boyhood, is this, his “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 classic Dazed and Confused. The film follows a group of college freshmen baseball players in the 1980s (think: Mitch Kramer and Co. after graduation), and stars Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Will Brittain, and Wyatt Russell, the son of screen icon Kurt Russell.
The Jungle Book – April 15
After a fearsome tiger threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery.
Captain America: Civil War – May 6
The highly anticipated superhero extravaganzaCaptain America: Civil War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier), and will feature Chris Evans’s Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man squaring off over the Superhero Registration Act, a draconian measure forcing every superhero to register as such and be monitored by the government. The film boasts anAvengers-level all-star cast of world-savers that includes Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany), and more.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The first Neighbors film, pitting new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne against Zac Efron’s maniac frat boy, was an absolute riot. In this sequel, filmmaker Nicholas Stoller and the gang are all back, as the couple joins forces with Efron and his fellow frat superstar Dave Franco to try to vanquish a sorority that moves in next door. The evil sorority sisters are played by Chloe Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Selena Gomez, and Ike Barinholtz and Carla Gallo also return as the couple’s wacky friends.
X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27
Controversial filmmaker Bryan Singer, who’s weathered a litany of sexual-abuse allegations, is back to helm the sequel to his Days of Future Past. Whereas that film was too crammed with actors, combining the casts of his original X-Men and Matthew Vaughn’s reboot, this one rightly focuses on the gifted new cast as they square off against Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), a god-like mutant hell-bent on exterminating the humans. Original stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, and Rose Byrne are joined by newcomers Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Ben Hardy (Archangel), and Lana Condor (Jubilee).
Alice: Through The Looking Glass – May 27
Disney’s live-action 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland grossed over $1 billion worldwide, so here is the inevitable sequel—minus original director Tim Burton. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) stumbles upon a magical looking glass and goes back down the rabbit hole to Underland, where she must save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who’s lost his Muchness. The film also stars Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and new character Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, a time-traveling half-clock/half-human hybrid.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows – June 3
With Jonathan Liebesman now passing the director’s chair on to Dave Green, Ninja Turtles looks more savvy and back in business. While the previous Ninja Turtles flick did not manage to break the $500 Million barrier, the second outing is certain to do so maybe by a few miles. Megan Fox and Will Arnett are returning yet again whereas Arrow‘s Stephen Amell will be playing Casey Jones. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is slated to release on the 3rd of June and the high octane action sequences spiced up by a tinge of comedy have got the balls rolling for this one.
Now You See Me: The Second Act – June 10
The surprise hit of 2013, Now You See Me too will have its sequel release on 2015. With the huge amount of popularity that the 1st outing had received, The Second Act will have the core cast reassemble once again. So we will once again have, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Woodley Harrisson spread their magic. The one person missing from the cast is Isla Fisher who will be replaced by Lizzy Caplan. The movie that had been directed by Louis Letterier will have its sequel being helmed by Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation andJustin Bieber: Never Say Never). Currently what we know is that the Four Horsemen will be performing an unprecedented stunt to expose the unethical practices of the Tech Magnate played by Daniel Radcliffe.
Warcraft – June 10
Filmmaker Duncan Jones’s sci-fi drama Moonis one of the more underrated flicks of the last decade, and here, the son of David Bowie is back with a decidedly bigger budget. It’s a blockbuster adaptation of the Warcraft series of games and novels set in the fictional realm of Azeroth. The humans there are facing an army of orc warrior invaders fleeing their dying world, so the leader of the humans (Travis Fimmel) and the orc leader (Toby Kebbell) try to hatch a plan to prevent world war. The film also stars Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, andEnter the Badlands’ Daniel Wu. This is definitely a must watch for all gamers!
Finding Dory – June 17
Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo sees original writer/director Andrew Stanton return, along with its beloved characters Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Nemo, Marlin, and Co. Set six months after the events of Nemo, this 3D animated film follows Dory on a quest to find her family. Along the way, she crosses paths with Bailey, a white beluga whale (Ty Burrell); Destiny, a whale shark (Kaitlin Olson); Hank, a cranky octopus who guides Dory (Ed O’Neill); as well as Idris Elba and Dominic West voicing unspecified characters.
Ice Age 5: Collision Cause – July 22
2016 continues the sequel streak and we are definitely not complaining. Not atleast when you have a sequel to Ice Age. If at all Finding Dory misses entering the $ 1 Billion mark, Ice Age : Collison Couse certainly will. Do not forget that the previous two Ice Age movies have both garnered above $800 Million and this one only looks more delicious. Ice Age is currently the most successful animated movie series and Ice Age : Collision Course has all chances of going beyond the wildest expectation. Produced jointly by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, Ice Age : Collison Course will release on the 22nd of July and will be directed by Mike Thurmeier.
Independence Day: Resurgence – June 24
If you thought Finding Dory took a long time, well, this sequel is coming 20 years after the original Independence Day—and minus star Will Smith, whose character has been killed off. In filmmaker Roland Emmerich’s follow-up, 20 years have passed since the War of 1996, but before the aliens were vanquished, they were able to fire off a signal to their remaining fleet. Now the aliens are back to wreak havoc on the world once more. Original cast members Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Vivica Fox are back, and joined by newcomers Joey King, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, and Jessie Usher as Will Smith’s character’s son.
The BFG – July 1
Directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s celebrated children’s book of the same name tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton), who joins forces with the titular Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) to rid the world of the villainous man-eating giants plaguing humanity. The film also stars Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, and Jemaine Clement, and features lensing by Spielberg regular Janusz Kaminski and music by the legendary John Williams, who composed the scores to the Star Wars and Indiana Jonesfilms.
The Legend of Tarzan – July 1
Directed by David Yates, who helmed the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise—as well as the upcoming Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—this rendition of the Edgar Rice Burroughs character opens with Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) settled down in London as Lord Greystoke with his lovely wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie). However, he finds himself drawn back to the Congo as a trade emissary, where he finds himself caught in a sadistic scheme headed by corrupt Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz). The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent.
Ghostbusters – July 15
Filmmaker Paul Feig has reunited with hisBridesmaids duo of Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy for this all-female Ghostbusters reboot, about a pair of authors (Wiig, McCarthy) who penned a book about ghosts that team up with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and an NYC subway worker (Leslie Jones) to defend Manhattan against an invading legion of ghosts. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters’ hunky receptionist, Andy Garcia, Elizabeth Perkins, and Cecily Strong, and features cameos from the original Ghostbusterscast of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts (RIP Harold Ramis).
Star Trek Beyond – July 22
The sequel to 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness—and the 13th Star Trek movie overall—seesFast Five director Justin Lin take the reins from J.J. Abrams, who’s busy with another galaxy far, far away. When the USS Enterprise is destroyed by a mysterious group of aliens, the crew find themselves stranded on an unknown planet and squaring off against the villainous Krall, played by Idris Elba. The original cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin are all back setting phasers to stun.
Untiltled Bourne Sequel – July 29
There’s precious little known about the plot of the latest film in the Bourne Identity series. What we do know is that Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross likely won’t feature—he’ll star in his own sequel skedded for 2017, to be directed by Justin Lin. Meanwhile, this one has Paul Greengrass back at the helm and original star Matt Damon in the lead, who will square off against a villain played by Vincent Cassel. They’re joined by Alicia Vikander as the female lead, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, and Riz Ahmed.
Suicide Squad – August 5
Directed by David Ayer—and sadly rated PG-13—the third film in the DC cinematic universe centers on a group of villains who are banded together by government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) to dispatch the psychopathic villain The Joker, played by Jared Leto. The Suicide Squad consists of Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), and Slipknot (Adam Beach). Supermodel Cara Delevingne will also star as the mystical Enchantress, and Ben Affleck’s Batman is rumored to make an appearance as well.
Gambit – October 7
Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has taken the helm of this troubled superhero action film after Rupert Wyatt jumped ship—and star Channing Tatum almost did as well. It will star Tatum as Remy LeBeau/Gambit, a superhero in the X-Men universe who can wield kinetic energy—usually in the form of explosive throwing cards. While the plot is heavy under wraps, Lea Seydoux is also rumored to co-star alongside Tatum as Bella Donna Boudreaux, LeBeau’s vengeful ex-wife imbued with her own mutant powers. While scheduled for an Oct. 7 release, since filming hasn’t started yet don’t be surprised if this one moves to 2017.
Doctor Strange – November 4
The latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes courtesy of filmmaker Scott Derrickson (Sinister), and stars the inimitable Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, who is gifted with a mastery of magic after surviving a car crash. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Strange’s fellow surgeon, Mads Mikkelsen as a villainous sorcerer, and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18
Directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter films, this spinoff adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a wizard who’s forced to go on the run after evil creatures escape from a magical briefcase—sending New York City’s wizardry and witching community of 1926 into upheaval. The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell.
Wall of China – November 23
There is an indescribable mystique about the Great Wall of China. Its size and scope—as the sole manmade object visible from space—causes the imagination to fly in all sorts of directions. With so many legends about its creation, why not let Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) practice his own mythmaking?
In this American-Chinese hybrid of filmmaking ingenuity, Yimou assembles an international cast that includes Matt Damon, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, and Mackenzie Foy. In the new film, which will be released by Universal Pictures, a sci-fi fantasy will concoct a vision of the Wall’s completion during the Northern Song Dynasty of a thousand years ago.
Moana – November 24
Here we have the first legitimate heir to Disney’s Frozen after three years. Of course, there have been other films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, but Moana stands as the first fairy tale musical from the House of Mouse since Elsa let it go.
In the new film, directors Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) give the Disney treatment to a South Pacific myth about a Polynesian girl who traveled across a series of islands 2,000 years ago on a voyage of self-discovery. In the film, Moana Waialiki is a headstrong teenager who loves the sea. When her family needs her help, she will set sail in search of a legendary island and discover the aid of a demigod named Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson). Together, they’ll reach that promise land while encountering sea monsters, spirits, and the underworld. They’ll also likely sing a sing or two since Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s In the Heights andHamilton), Mancina, and Opetaia Foa’i (of oceanic group Te Vaka) are writing songs for the picture.
But perhaps most appealing of all for older moviegoers is that Moana will incorporate the animation style of the Disney short “Paperman,” which is a blend of CG-animation and classical two-dimensional pencil work. Keep a weather eye on the horizon for this one.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16
All you want to here is Star and War. Star Wars the force awakens came last and conquered 2015. If all goes well with Rogue One, Star wars will be ruling two Years in a row. Whatever The matter, Rogue One is certain to enter the $1 Billion mark without much a do and with the Christmas window once again occupied for it the hunger for Star Wars will persist. Rogue One will take us to the era of of the original trilogy. Directed by Gareth Edwards of the Godzilla fame, we expect some killer stuff here.
Assassin’s Creed – December 21
Assassin’s Creed (marketed as Assassin’s Creed: The Movie) is an upcoming action-adventure film based on the award-winning series of the same name. It is produced by and stars Michael Fassbender as Aguilar, a 15th century Spanish Assassin, and his present day descendant Callum Lynch. Directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Frank Marshall, the film will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a planned 21 December 2016 release date