The Silver Screen brings you monthly updates on upcoming movie releases. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the best films coming to the big screen this February…
When former Special Forces operative, Wade Wilson, decides he wants to cure his cancer, he subjects himself to an experiment which leaves him horrendously disfigured. He also finds himself with a new, twisted sense of humour and enhanced healing powers. Ultimately, it’s impossible for him to die.
Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds (Safe House, Mississippi Grind), uses his new identity to his advantage, hunting down the man who came close to ruining his life. Based on Marvel’s anti-hero of the same name, Deadpool has the action to comedy ratio down to a tee.
With the likes of Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Gotham), and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, The Transporter Refuelled) in supporting roles, the blockbuster Marvel fans have been waiting for is not to be missed. Catch Deadpool in cinemas from February 10.
A group of corrupt cops and criminals find themselves in a sticky situation, and they soon come to realise that the only way to get themselves out of trouble with the Russian Mafia is to carry out a seemingly impossible heist.
A plan comes together: half of the group will plot the murder of rookie cop, Chris Allen (Casey Affleck: Interstellar, Gone Baby Gone), and while the police are distracted by an ‘officer down’ call, the other half of the group will carry out the challenging heist.
Directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Proposition) and starring Kate Winslet (Insurgent, Steve Jobs) and Aaron Paul (Need for Speed, Breaking Bad), this gritty crime thriller is set to take cinema screens by storm.
You can catch Triple 9 from February 19.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
A supernatural twist on the classic Regency romance, this retelling based on the 2009 parody novel of the same name adds an army of the undead into the tale, as the characters of the much beloved Pride and Prejudice are forced to fight off hordes of flesh-eating zombies.
The Bennet sisters substitute reading and music for muskets and sword fighting, as they learn to defend their lands from the risen dead. Starring Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as Elizabeth Bennet, and Sam Riley (Maleficent, Control) as Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stays true to the outline of Jane Austen’s original, but is sure to attract attention from a new type of audience as it adds all the blood and gore of a zombie apocalypse into the mix.
Also featuring Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey (300, The Purge) and Charles Dance (The Imitation Game, Woman in Gold), you can catch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the UK from February 11, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Gods of Egypt – 26 feb
The future of mankind is threatened when the ruthless god of darkness, Set (Gerard Butler: 300, Rock n Rolla), commandeers the Egyptian throne, causing pandemonium across the entire empire.
Rebellious youngster, Bek (Brenton Thwaites: Maleficent, Oculus), believes he can be the one to save the world, and forms an unlikely friendship with powerful god, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Game of Thrones, Oblivion). Together, they make a stand against Set, and the situation escalates.
As Bek and Horus are taken into the afterlife and across the heavens, they must pass several tests in order to prevail.
Inspired by classic Egyptian mythology, this action adventure tells a tale of true heroics and fighting to protect what matters most. Gods of Egypt hits cinemas on February 26.