To kick off the new year, it’s going to be a somewhat quiet start in the cinemas with only a handful of movies being released.
One of the highlights for January 2018 is the release of Maze Runner: The Death Cure almost two and a half years after its predecessor as filming was delayed due to Dylan O’Brien’s injury. Another film to look forward to this month is Proud Mary, which stars Empire star Taraji P. Henson as a hit woman.
Read on to discover what’s coming out this month and tell us in the comments below what you’re most excited for!
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.
Starring Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Nathalie Emmanuel, Patricia Clarkson, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Proud Mary | TRAILER
Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organised crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Starring Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Neal McDonough (Arrow), Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), and Billy Brown (How To Get Away With Murder).
In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.
Starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire), Taylor Sheridan (Sons of Anarchy), William Fichtner (Prison Break), Michael Peña (The Martian), and Rob Riggle.
Den of Thieves | TRAILER
An elite unit from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department squares off against a crew of successful thieves who plan a seemingly impossible heist — the city’s Federal Reserve Bank.
Starring Gerard Butler (300), Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli and Isles), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) and 50 Cent.
The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.
Starring Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), Idris Elba (The Dark Tower), Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures), Michael Cera (Juno), Jeremy Strong (Masters of Sex), and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).
Paddington 2 | TRAILER
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Starring and voiced by Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and Julie Walters (Harry Potter).
Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.
Starring Liam Neeson (Taken), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Patrick Wilson (Fargo), Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), and Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders).