Prequels used to be pretty rare, and more common in books or TV series than on big screens. In recent years, Hollywood filmmakers have started paying more attention to prequels. Previously, there were some weak prequels, including “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and “Star Wars.” It's time to look forward to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” and “Bad Dads.” We expect that these prequels will be better than the top Hollywood sequels.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

Jeff Kinney confirms that a new version of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” will be released by the end of this year.

20Th Century Fox will distribute the film worldwide, and we see newcomers in its trailer. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” is a story of the Heffley family. They go on a road trip to explore new things. The trailer features some funny scenes, so fans are excited about this movie. 20th Century Fox announces that the film will see the illustrated characters in human form, including Jason Ian Drucker. Jason plays the leading role in this movie.

‘Bad Dads’

STX Entertainment surprises us with the announcement that it will soon release a sequel, “Bad Dads.” We feel that the studio decided to launch this project as a response to the success of “Bad Moms.” A few months ago, STX Entertainment announced that the project features Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron.

The studio confirms that Kate Beckinsale is out of the cast. “Bad Dads” will be released on July 14, 2017. “Bad Moms” grossed over $180 million worldwide, so we have high expectations for the new project.

‘Amityville: The Awakening’

It’s not unusual for film projects to get stuck in development and have difficulty getting into production.

Luckily, “Amityville: The Awakening” has no issue, and the movie will be released on June 30, 2017. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Producer Daniel Farrands announces that the movie features Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh. Jennifer plays a single mother in this film, who moves to a new home with her kids. Her daughter, played by Bella Thorne, feels that mom is hiding something. Eventually, she stumbles on the haunted history of her new house. Fans of Jennifer have high expectations with the project.