By: Godfreyna Canja
After two months of a circuit breaker, Singapore finally re-opens its cinemas! According to Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) there will be strict implementation of safety precautions that cinemas must adhere to for them to open their doors. Precautions include reconfiguration of seating arrangement, which will only be limited to 50 customers per cinema, ensuring safe distancing. Social distancing measures will also be applied in the queues, as well as mandatory temperature checks before entering the cinema. Mandatory wearing of masks in the premises will also be strictly implemented in these establishments for the safety of both staff and customers.
The industry has suffered a huge blow since the lockdown and many films which were supposedly scheduled this year and the recent months have been pushed back because of the pandemic. Now that Singapore is finally opening its doors to people, here are some of the films that will be showing in cinemas!
Train to Busan: Peninsula
The sequel to the hit Korean zombie film Train to Busan can finally be watched by fans! Train to Busan: Peninsula is set after four years after the events of the first installation, starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun. Watch the trailer here:
The adaptation of Disney’s Mulan can finally be watched in theatres in Singapore! “Mulan” stars Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro. The film faced backlash several months ago, amid the Hong Kong protests as the film’s star Liu Yifei expressed her support for the police, with netizens calling a boycott and encouraging people not to watch the film. Disney and the star remained silent after he backlash and refused to give further comments bout her statement. Watch Mulan’s trailer here:
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced under Warner Bros. Pictures, Tenet is a spy film revolving around international espionage, time inversion and evolution. Watch the trailer of Tenet here:
A Quiet Place 2
Sequel to the hit sci-fi horror film, A Quiet Place, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe return to their roles as Evelyn Abbott, Regan Abbott and Marcus Abbott, with the film’s director-producer and screenwriter John Krasinski, appearing as the deceased Lee Abbott in flashback sequences.
Watch the trailer here:
The King’s Man
The King’s Man is a prequel from director-producer Matthew Vaughn that is set in the early years of the 20th century and explores the history behind the secret intelligence agency’s creation and its fight against a collection of criminal masterminds. Watch The King’s Man trailer here:
Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot’s powerful performance in the first installment of Wonder Woman returns for a sequel in Wonder Woman 1984. Set during the Cold War of the 1980s, Diana comes into conflict with the Soviet Union and faces two new foes by the name of Maxwell Lord (played by Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (played by Kristen Wiig). Catch the official trailer here:
The much-awaited addition to the Marvel Universe, Black Widow, tells the story of Natasha Romanoff and her history as a former KGB assassin and former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, and introduces new characters from Natasha’s past—Black Widows Yelena Belova (played by Florence Pugh) and Melina Vostokoff (played by Rachel Weisz), and Red Guardian Alexei Shostakov (played by David Harbour), who act as her surrogate family. Watch the trailer here:
The New Mutants
Slated to release in August, the film is based on a group of teenage superheroes-in-training, starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga. The film is a spin-off of the X-Men franchise however, will not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watch the trailer here:
No doubt, Movie fans from Singapore are stoked to watch these awesome films on screen, finally! To our Singaporean readers: Will you be watching these films when it premieres? Share with us your thoughts on the comments below!