Welcome to our expansive preview of the sci-fi movies Netflix has scheduled to release in 2023 or are in development or production for 2024 or beyond.
Unlike last year, we won’t be combining our sci-fi trailer with movies and series. Stay tuned for our preview of the series in the coming weeks.
So, without further ado, let’s get into all the new sci-fi movies Netflix has in the works.
Sci-fi movies confirmed to premiere on Netflix in 2023
They cloned Tyrone
Director: juel taylor
Writers: Tony Rettenmaier and Juel Taylor
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kiefer Sutherland, John Boyega, Teyonah Parris
Coming to Netflix: July 21, 2023
It feels like forever since They cloned Tyrone was announced, and in fact, the project filmed in late 2020, so it’s been a long time coming.
According to the film’s official description, a “spooky series of events” is what throws an unlikely trio into a nefarious government conspiracy. Beyond that, all bets are off on the antics we’ll see our leads get into.
Director: zack snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher
Coming to Netflix: December 23, 2023
Zack Snyder, in particular, made the big leap to Netflix after his years in the DC universe at Warner Bros. and made his big debut with army of the dead. His next project, set on a distant planet on the brink of war, is a sci-fi epic that Netflix has saved for Christmas.
A second movie, labeled as part 2, will also shoot throughout 2023 and will likely be released in 2024.
Director: johan renck
Cast: Adam Sandler Paul Dano Carey Mulligan
Confirmed to be released in 2023 – exact date TBD
Based on the book The Bohemian Spaceman, this sci-fi movie has the potential to grab the attention of many given the very unusual source material on which the story is based.
Sandler, a Netflix regular, will play the role of Jakub, who becomes his country’s first astronaut, but after getting stranded in space, he encounters an intelligent spider.
the mother ship
Director: Matt Charman
Cast: Halle Berry, Molly Parker, Omari Hardwick, Syndey Lemmon
It is expected to launch in 2023 but has not been confirmed.
Originally announced to be released in 2022, The Mothership starring Halle Berry has finally been pushed back, but an exact release date has yet to be confirmed.
The family sci-fi drama film is about a woman coming to terms with her husband mysteriously disappearing from their rural farmhouse and discovering strange alien objects beneath their home.
Code 8: Part II
Director: jeff chan
Cast: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Alex Mallari Jr. and Natalie Liconti
It is expected to launch in 2023 but has not been confirmed.
This sci-fi sequel was filmed in 2022 and also had a small preview screening, which means the movie should not be too far
The first film was released theatrically by XYZ Films, but exploded in popularity following its global license to Netflix, leading to a neat sequel.
This is what you can expect from the second entry:
“Follows a girl who fights to get justice for her brother murdered by corrupt cops. She enlists the help of an ex-con and her ex-partner, they’re up against a well-respected and well-protected police sergeant who doesn’t want to be.”
Read our full preview of the second part of code 8 here.
Sci-fi Movies Coming Soon to Netflix in 2023 or Beyond
Director: brad peyton
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Pana Parrilla
As part of a multi-film with Netflix, Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce this new sci-fi film set in the distant future where an AI soldier has determined that humanity must end if the war comes to an end.
The movie was filmed over two months in the last months of 2022 in Los Angeles and New Zealand.
Director: francisco lorenzo
Based on the legendary video game franchise, Netflix is producing and releasing a film adaptation that will be directed by the same director as I’m legend and one of The Hunger Games films.
The game franchise is about a man who travels to the depths of the ocean to find a seemingly abandoned civilization.
The Electric State
Director: Joe and Anthony Russian
Cast: Chris Pratt, Millie Bobby Brown, Giancarlo Esposito, Stanley Tucci, Ke Huy Quan, Anthony Mackie, Jason Alexander
Confirmed to launch in 2024
Easily one of our most anticipated releases of 2024 is this Russo Brothers sci-fi film based on the incredible book by Simon Stålenhag.
Millie Bobby Brown will headline the massive cast as an orphaned teen tasked with navigating a post-apocalyptic world with a robot to find her little brother.
Director: Kibwe Tavares
Cast: Kano, Henry Lawfull, Rasaq Kukoyi
This 59% British production is set in London in 2040. In this future, our story takes place in a slum-like skyscraper known as The Kitchen, designed for the lower classes during rising house prices, the computerized workforce and the eradication of the welfare state.
Cast: Joey King, Chase Stokes, Laverne Cox, Kelly Gale
Based on Scott Westerfeld’s novel, this sci-fi drama is set in a post-scarcity dystopian world where everyone is considered ugly and must undergo extreme cosmetic surgery when they turn 16.
The movie was filmed during the second half of 2021 after initially being announced in 2020.
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal
Based on the Tom Clancy novel (and Ubisoft video game), The divisionn has been in development with the two main stars announced for the project for several years, but sadly, we haven’t known how far along the film is.
The premise of the film is that it takes place shortly, when a pandemic spread through paper money and caused New York to be locked down to try to stop the spread.
Other Netflix Sci-Fi Movies In Development
For the sake of brevity, we’ll feature a few more sci-fi movies that are still in development or their status is unknown on Netflix:
- blink rate – Cynthia Erivo will star in this sci-fi film about a young woman haunted by a rare and mysterious sage ability after a near-death experience.
- west exit – The Russo brothers and Obama’s sci-fi adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel with Riz Ahmed attached.
- mega Man – Live action adaptation of the famous video game character by directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
- my hero academia – Live action adaptation of the classic anime series produced by Legendary Entertainment. Joby Harold to write and Shinsuke Sato to direct.
- satelite – Higher Ground Productions to produce this T Street sci-fi film by Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman
What new Netflix sci-fi movie are you most looking forward to watching on Netflix in the coming years? Let us know in the comments below.