The Wolf Man (Director: Joe Johnston, ETA: 6th Nov)
What is it? Victorian horror remake, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
Why we’re excited: Because in his best roles – The Usual Suspects, Fear And Loathing – Del Toro is just a degree or two removed from being an inscrutable howling animal anyway. And because you can never have too much gothic London horror with fog and cool street lights.
The Lovely Bones (Director: Peter Jackson, ETA: December)
What is it? Murder mystery narrated by the victim - a young girl watching over her family from heaven.
Why we’re excited: The last time Jackson took on serious drama he made the modern classic Heavenly Creatures. Also, the film’s move from its original March slot to a December release means it’s being positioned for awards glory – someone, somewhere, thinks they have a winner.
Avatar (Director: James Cameron, ETA: 18th Dec)
What is it? A vast, ambitious interplanetary war saga, filmed in 3D.
Why we’re excited: It’s the first project to stir James Cameron from his slumber since Titanic, and sees him return not only to sci-fi but also to cutting edge special effects. If it’s half as good as T2, it’ll be the best film, like, EVER.