New in theaters: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'My Little Pony: The Movie,' 'The Mountain Between Us,' 'The Florida Project'

DEBUTING on wide release in US cinemas on Oct 6, and internationally during the same week or not long after, are the extremely long-awaited cyberpunk sequel Blade Runner 2049, animated adventure My Little Pony: The Movie, extreme survival drama The Mountain Between Us, and childhood summer story told from an adult perspective, The Florida Project.

Blade Runner 2049 (R)

Studio synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Starring Harrison Ford (Blade Runner, Star Wars,) Ryan Gosling (La La Land) Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Requiem for a Dream)

Director: Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario)
Select release dates: France - Oct 4; Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, UK - Oct 5; Canada, USA - Oct 6; South Korea - Oct 12; Japan - Oct 27

My Little Pony: The Movie (PG)

Studio synopsis: A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

Starring: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck (all from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria,) Zoe Saldana (Avatar,) Uzo Aduba (OITNB,) Sia

Director: Jayson Thiessen (My Little Pony: FiM)
Select release dates: Canada, USA, South Africa - Oct 6; Netherlands - Oct 11; Malaysia, Russia - Oct 12; France - Oct 18; UK, Ireland - Oct 20; Australia, New Zealand, Singapore - Nov 2

The Mountain Between Us (PG-13)

Studio synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain.

When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

Starring: Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Reader,) Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, Paradise Now)
Select release dates: Canada, Ireland, USA, UK - Oct 6; Australia, New Zealand - Oct 12; Hong Kong - Oct 19; France - Nov 8; Brazil, Singapore - Nov 2

The Florida Project (R)

Studio synopsis: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe (John Wick, Finding Nemo)
Director: Sean Baker (Tangerine)
Select release dates: USA - Oct 6, UK - Nov 10, Netherlands - Feb 8, France - Dec 20 — AFP Relaxnews