Collectively the HeyUGuys team have come together to bring you all of our most anticipated movies of 2014. There’s an awful lot to read here but we hope that it will help you to plan your cinematic diaries for the coming year. A lot of the movies don’t have release dates as yet but we’ll try and get these updated as and when they have released dates announced.
So, without further ado, we give you the HeyUGuys most anticipated movies of 2014…..
Contributors include: Amon Warmann, Barry Steele, Beth Webb, Chris Holt, Dave Roper, David Sztypuljak, Gary Phillips, Jon Lyus, Kenji Lloyd, Matthew Seton, Rob Keeling, Simon Williams, Stefan Pape and Steve Neish.
12 Years a Slave
- UK release date: 10th January
- US release date: Out Now
- Director: Steve McQueen
- Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson and Brad Pitt
Kicking off his directorial career with a pair of stunning films, Turner Prize-winning video artist Steve McQueen (not that one) staked his claim as one of the world’s best new directors when he released Hunger and Shame in 2008 and 2011 respectively. This January’s release of 12 Years a Slave should be all the proof we need to convince the world of McQueen’s greatness. Released already to rave reviews in America, the film is being hotly tipped to clean up come awards season where it will be in strong contention for best picture, director, actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and supporting actor (Michael Fassbender) awards, among others.
Adapted from the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave portrays a harrowing account of Northup’s kidnapping and subsequent life as a slave on various plantations across the American south. It features a phenomenal cast lead by the aforementioned Ejoifor and backed up by an endless list of acting talent featuring Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti. It might be arriving very early in 2014 but we don’t think people will have forgotten about this film come next Christmas.