Summer Movie Preview 2017

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Summer Movie Preview 2017: Films Representing SCA Alums We Can't Wait to See!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Release Date: May 19, 2017

Written by Adam Sztykiel ‘99

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Wonder Woman

Release Date: June 2, 2017

Produced by Charles Roven

Cinematography by Matthew Jensen ‘94

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

The Book of Henry

Release Date: June 16, 2017

Cinematography by John Schwartzman

The Book of Henry is the story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. After she discovers a book written by her son containing a plan to right a terrible wrong happening next door, she attempts to execute the plan, and in the process discovers new strength as a parent.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Release Date: June 21, 2017

Produced by Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy ‘88

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Despicable Me 3

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Written by Cinco Paul ‘93

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Spider Man: Homecoming

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Produced by Kevin Feige ‘95

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.

The Big Sick

Release Date: July 14, 2017

Produced by Judd Apatow

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 14, 2017

Written and directed by Matt Reeves ‘88

Produced by Amanda Silver ‘89

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Girls Trip

Release Date: July 21, 2017

Written by Tracy Oliver ’10

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

The Emoji Movie

Release Date: July 28, 2017

Produced by Michelle Raimo ‘95

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

The Dark Tower

Release Date: August 4, 2017

Produced by Brian Grazer ’74 and Ron Howard

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.


Release Date: August 4, 2017

Produced by Megan Ellison

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history.


Release Date: August 4, 2017

Produced by Steven Cantor ‘95

Step documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore

Ingrid Goes West

Release Date: August 11, 2017

Written and Directed by Matt Spicer ‘06

Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Release Date: August 18, 2017

Produced by David Ellison

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.