Starring: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang
Company: Sony Pictures
Release Date: November 9

It's amazing the risks a studio will roll with just off the hope that IP and brand loyalty will win above all else, especially when it's so clear the mass audience isn't particularly invested in this franchise. The first book yielded a solid if searingly disturbing and ultimately unmemorable David Fincher flick. So unmemorable that he, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig haven't even bothered to return. The new joint has no household names playing the principles; the guy who made Don't Breathe on the lens (which was fire, but still) and Lakeith Stanfield as the sole reasons to leave the crib and not just wait until it hits HBO. I predict we won't get a movie for the third book, whatever that's called. —Frazier Tharpe