If you thought 2014 was a feast of sci-fi, 2015 is going to blow you away. All in, there are well over 30 sci-fi movies scheduled for release, ranging from wacky indies like Predestination, to huge movie events like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the conclusion of The Hunger Games.
Update April 24th
We have updated the list to include a number of promising Indie Sci-Fi movies who, after a successful festival circuit, secured distribution and locked down release dates. There's also an updated release date for Oren Peli's Area 51, and we're hoping that the US gets a release date for the Monty Python/Simon Pegg Sci-Fi comedy, Absolutely Anything.
Predestination - January 9th
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When The Spierig Brothers' time traveling adventure, Predestination, debuted at SXSW 2014, it won positive reviews from the plethora of doubting critics in attendance. Ethan Hawke stars as a Temporal Agent who travels back in time to catch a renowned terrorist known as 'The Fizzle Bomber, ' and while the story has been criticized as being a tad convoluted, the action and pacing of the movie is going to be off the charts. Predestination should start 2015 off with a bang.
Project Almanac - January 30th
Time travel for the new generation, Project Almanac will follow a group of predictably good-looking teens as they discover a the blueprint to build a time machine. As teens are wont to do, the group use the time machine to undo trivial mistakes from their past, but the more they meddle, the more things spiral out of control.
Alien Outpost - January 30th
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If B movie alien invasion drama sounds like the cure for the winter blues, Alien Outpost (previously titled Outpost 37) could be your ticket.
Jupiter Ascending - February 6th
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After a muted reception during research screenings dampened its Summer 2014 box office prospects, Jupiter Ascending had its release date pushed back from a prime July 2014 blockbuster slot to February 2015. This delay allowed Warner Bros to more comfortably refine the visual effects, a factor which will be essential to the space opera's critical and audience reception, and make a few minor tweaks to the overall production based on audience feedback. The delay certainly seemed to do some good too, with the latest round of trailers appearing far more enticing than the confused offerings that came earlier in 2014. As the first big-budget movie of 2015, Jupiter Ascending has the chance to set the tone for the year, but whether or not it can live up to its huge $175 million budget remains to be seen.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 - February 20th
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Time travel is clearly the buzz theme of Hollywood for 2015, and Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke are returning to take advantage of the trend with Hot Tub Time Machine 2. This time, Lou has been lording it up in the past when things take a sharp turn downhill, prompting his pals to fire up the Hot Tub one more time in an attempt to get back to the past and save him. Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs also star.
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