No more sequels: Six original, non-franchise movies to look forward to in 2017

A Cure for Wellness.

A Cure for Wellness (February 17) The Ring director Gore Verbinski returns to horror for this creepy-looking story of a young corporate executive sent to a wellness retreat where all is not what it seems.

Get Out (February 24) Comedy star Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame switches gears to write and direct this horror movie about a man who gets more than he bargained for when he meets his girlfriend’s family for the first time.

Snatched (May 12) Star Amy Schumer lured Goldie Hawn out of retirement to play her mother in this comedy, in which their characters are abducted while on vacation in South America.

Rock That Body (June 16) Time Traveling Bong creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs make their feature debut with this comedy about a group of friends (including Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon) who have to deal with a dead male stripper on their bachelorette party weekend.

Dunkirk (July 21) Writer-director Christopher Nolan leaves sci-fi behind for this World War II epic set during the evacuation of Dunkirk beach following 1940’s Battle of France, with an ensemble cast including Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy.

Coco (November 22) Animation studio Pixar takes a break from its sequel mania for this original story inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, in which a young boy finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead.

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