Attention nostalgia lovers! Children of the 1990s are going to get some major deja vu when next year’s movies start hitting the big screen. From Disney classics, to action-packed comedies, to horror movies that are still haunting our dreams, 2019 is going to be full of must see remakes and reboots.
January 11, 2019
In 2011, the French film The Intouchables was released and told the real-life story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, an Italian billionaire who became a quadriplegic in 1993 after suffering an accident while paragliding. In 2019, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart will star in an English remake of the film, which looks very similar to Me Before You, meaning we’ll be leaving the theatre inspired and in tears.
February 8, 2019
Taraji P. Henson is set to star in one of the year’s first reboots when she takes on Mel Gibson’s role in the gender swap version of What Women Want. In the upcoming What Men Want, Henson plays a woman working in the male-dominated world of sports agents. Thanks to a fortune teller played by Erykah Badu, Henson gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, whether she wants to or not. Like, we’d be okay hearing some thoughts, but not all of them.
March 29, 2019
Disney’s upcoming live action Dumbo remake features Colin Farrell as former circus star Holt Farrier, who returns home from the war with a devastating injury. Having lost an arm and no longer able to perform on stage, Farrier is now in charge of a struggling circus act and takes a newborn baby elephant with oversized ears under his care. Along with his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins), the family care for the little elephant named Dumbo, who is made the laughing stock of the circus. Once it’s discovered that Dumbo can fly, a ruthless businessman and circus owner shows up with plans to make Dumbo a star—but all is not what it seems with his park, ironically called Dreamland.
In addition to Farrell, the upcoming remake also stars Eva Green as a trapeze artist named Colette Marchant. The new film also reunites Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito with their Batman director Tim Burton, with Keaton, DeVito, and Burton last working together in 1992 on Batman Returns. As for Dumbo, the adorable elephant will be created with the magic of CGI, but that won’t stop us from falling in love with the little animal. He’s just so cute!
May 24, 2019
Disney’s iconic Aladdin will be back in theatres next summer, this time taking the beloved animated feature to the live action world. The remake of the 1992 classic stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin alongside Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim. Will Smith will reprise the late Robin Williams’ iconic role as the Genie, which we can’t wait to see on screen.
June 14, 2019
In December, we got our first look at Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth as the new duo for the Men In Black reboot, with the pair ready to protect the earth from the scum of the universe. The first trailer looks just as packed with aliens, memory zappers, and one-liners as the original trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
We know we’re going to see Will Smith in Aladdin, but will Agent J return for the upcoming Men In Black reboot? Just slide, just slide.
June 21, 2019
Sleeping with the lights off is overrated, amirite? The terrifying Grudge film franchise is back, with next summer’s Grudge acting as a reboot of the 2004 horror flick. Filmed in Winnipeg, the upcoming movie stars John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough and Jacki Weaver, actors who will help provide our nightmares for the foreseeable future.
July 19, 2019
The first look at Disney’s upcoming Lion King reboot arrived in November and quickly took over social media. The teaser is a shot by shot remake of the beloved 1994 classic, with the birth of Simba announced and celebrated by the animal kingdom. The Disney classic “The Circle of Life” plays over the clip, which includes Mufasa’s famous line, “Everything the light touches is our kingdom. But a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king.” The desert may be hot, but we have chills.
The upcoming remake boasts an all-star cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofo as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, and to come full circle on our childhoods, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, once again. Adulthood has not prepared us for these emotions.
November 1, 2019
Townsend Agency is going international in the upcoming reboot of the reboot of Charlie’s Angels. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are set to star as the fighting detectives, with filming taking place in Germany, Turkey, and the U.S. Elizabeth Banks, who directed and starred in Pitch Perfect 2, will once again be pulling double duty both as the film’s director and as the women’s boss, Bosley.