Contrary to how it may seem, 2018 in Hollywood is not just about sequels, prequels, reboots, and returns to the same cinematic universes. There are a ton of original stories being made into films that have already proved themselves as successful or acclaimed books. Studios love that safety net, after all.
From brutal thrillers to whimsical sci-fi, the slate this year is diverse — and it almost always pays to imagine the world and characters in your head before seeing them through the eyes of a director or cinematographer.
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