The silver screen brings you monthly updates on the ones to watch. Here are the films we're most excited to see this December!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Long-awaited by Star Wars fans around the world, The Force Awakens is the first of the franchise to be released in 10 years, and in traditional Star Wars style, much of the storyline remains under wraps.
Rumoured to be the darkest of the long-running saga yet, it’s looking as though the film will not feature the comic relief that so many of the other episodes provide. It’s thought that a number of new characters develop Jedi powers - but without Luke Skywalker around to train them, they find themselves incapable of reaching their full potential.
With Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Expendables 3), Carrie Fisher (When Harry Met Sally…, Sorority Row) and Mark Hamill (Kingsman: The Secret Service) reprising their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, this will certainly be a favourite among older generations, as well as younger audiences.
The Force Awakens hits screens on December 17.
In the Heart of the Sea
The tale of the 1820 Essex whaleship finally hits screens on December 26 after its original March 2015 release date was pushed back. Based on the true events recounted in Nathaniel Philbrick's non-fiction book of the same name, the ship is attacked by a sperm whale while on a voyage from Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Stranded at sea with the nearest land over a thousand miles away, tensions run high and crew members resort to desperate measures in order to stay alive. Starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight, Transcendence), the cast undoubtedly make this film one to watch this winter.
Directed by Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Rush), this gripping battle for survival will have you on the edge of your seat.
Legendary Pictures brings you Krampus, a frightening festive tale about the evil ‘anti-Santa’ known for punishing badly behaved children in the build up to Christmas, revealing the darker side to the holiday season.
As his family bicker during the height of the festive period, youngster Max (Emjay Anthony: Insurgent, Grey’s Anatomy)becomes disheartened and turns his back on Christmas. What he doesn’t know is that his lack of festive spirit has in fact unleashed the wrath of Krampus.
Starring Adam Scott (Step Brothers, The Aviator) and Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), Krampus certainly opposes the cosy Christmas tales usually released in time for the holiday. Watch as the family fight for their lives against the evil Christmas legend. Catch it in cinemas from December 4.
The original tale with a twist. Everyone knows the story of Frankenstein and his monster, but Victor Frankenstein will bring you the story from the perspective of Igor, Frankenstein’s hunchback assistant.
You will learn the dark history of Igor’s troubled past, and watch as he becomes witness to the creation of Frankenstein’s monster.
With Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Woman in Black) leading and James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class) as Frankenstein, this modern take on a classic horror story is definitely not to be missed. It hits screens on December 3.