Next 3 Action Thrillers: 'Miss Bala,' 'Cold Pursuit,' 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Next 3 Action Thrillers: 'Miss Bala,' 'Cold Pursuit,' 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Dec 17, 2018

Mortal Engines

Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Christian Rivers, Mortal Engines (above) revolves around large mobile communities known as "traction cities." Based on the first in a popular series of novels by Philip Reeve and sumptuously designed, the action-adventure is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where it covers a lot of ground in telling its tale of courage and daring. 

What lies ahead for action movies in the new year? We've picked out three upcoming thrillers that all look very promising.

Miss Bala

Gina Rodriguez stars as an American woman who is forced by authorities to go undercover in a Mexican gang in order to clear her name of the crime the gang forced her to commit. The twisty thriller also stars Anthony Mackie; it looks to be filled with tense action sequences.

Miss Bala will open in theaters everywhere on February 1, 2019.

Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson stars as an ice plow driver in the frozen north who is happy with his lot in life. He is married to Laura Dern and is content with his work. When his son is murdered, however, he becomes bent on revenge against the drug dealers he holds responsible. Emmy Rossum also stars. The opening sequences are quiet and serene; then all action bets are off once Neeson kicks into high gear.

Cold Pursuit will open in theaters nationwide on February 8, 2019.

Alita: Battle Angel

Producer James Cameron's longtime dream project is finally heading to the big screen under the direction of Robert Rodriguez, following the adventures of a young woman (Rosa Salazar) who worries that she may not be "completely human." The trailer, however, proves otherwise.

Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein and Jackie Earle Haley also star. The action-packed thriller will open in theaters everywhere on February 14, 2019.

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