2017 will likely be known as the Year of the Rehash, as damn near every single major new release is either a remake, a sequel, a reboot or… well, something else that veers far from the path of originality. Having said that, though, there are a handful of upcoming features we’re really looking forward to.
Here’s a guide to 25 of the movies you know you’re going to pursue when 2017 rolls around!
Amityville: Awakening (January 6, 2017)
Why we want to see it: This is the first Amityville film with a genuinely hefty load of talent attached to the project. If anyone can make an awesome Amityville film, it’s Franck Khalfoun. One look at the Maniac remake and you’ll likely agree.
Friday the 13th (January 13, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Because we’re all helpless to the allure of Jason Voorhees. With word surfacing that this will be set in the 1980s with all sorts of new origin info, we’re pumped! Who wouldn’t be?
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (January 27, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Because the Resident Evil franchise ran its course two or three films ago, but we’re hoping beyond all other things that Paul W.S. Anderson ditches the sci-fi roots and gives us the proper sendoff so many have been calling for for years.
The Dark Tower (February 17, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Not only is King’s most treasured saga being adapted for the big screen, the film will showcase Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey facing off in what promises to be a legendary war.
Kong: Skull Island (March 10, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Because all things King Kong rock. Even the goofier films to feature the titular monstrosity are awesome. In 2017, the studio should be able to give us the masterpiece we all crave.
Annabelle 2 (May 19, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Two words: David Sandberg.
World War Z 2 (June 9, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Personally, I don’t want to see it. I thought the first film was a CGI-cluttered mess of a narrative. That said, there are hordes of fans who adored the first film, so this pick is for them!
It (September 8, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Bill Skarsgard is going to blow minds with his portrayal of Pennywise, and the new Losers’ Club looks super promising. Besides, let’s all be honest and admit that the 1990 mini-series has aged horrifically.
Insidious: Chapter 4 (October 20, 2017)
Why we want to see it: Because thus far, there hasn’t been a single misfire in the franchise. Some prefer certain installments to others, but not a single franchise pic has been underwhelming. That’s a good track record.
Why we want to see it: Because as much as I love the original, not enough people seem to know it even exists. Whether this remake is good or bad, it’s sure to leave plenty curious about the original, which was amazing.