Surrogates (Director: Jonathan Mostow, ETA: 26th December)
What is it? Future-set murder mystery, with Bruce Willis as a cop investigating the murders of robots.
Why we’re excited: The Phillip K. Dick-style graphic novel source paints a grim and engaging future where humans are house-bound and interact only through robot middle-men (the surrogates of the title). As Twelve Monkeys and The Sixth Sense show, Willis is at his best when he’s playing against his star image in twisted genre setups.
Jennifer’s Body (Director: Karyn Kusama, ETA: 2009)
What is it? Comedy horror in which Megan Fox’s possessed cheerleader starts feeding on senior-year schoolboys.
Why we’re excited: After Juno, writer Diablo Cody is raging hot, and, as long as she doesn't stray from her proven expertise of chippy teen dialogue, there should be an interesting swerve on the usual Freudian swamp of sex and death horror.
TR2N (Director: Joseph Kosinski, ETA: 2011)
What is it? Sequel to the early '80s cutting-edge, effects-driven sci-fi adventure.
Why we’re excited: Because it’s FLYNN, man. For a generational army of arcade orphans, Jeff Bridge’s high-score hero trumps Superman, Rambo and Luke Skywalker as Cinematic Icon Number One. So Tr2n makes the list based solely on his appearance in a fleeting teaser trailer - despite the fact it’s not out until 2011… But, y'know, they might speed up and, and, it might come out in 2009...
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcade (Director: Lincoln Ruchti, ETA: 2009)
What is it? Breathless, bittersweet doc on '80s videogame heroes. Think Dogtown And Z-Boys for the arcade-gaming generation.
Why we’re excited: Because, despite a tendency to sneer in places, Ruchti absolutely nails the likable naivety and sense of infinite possibility that propelled the elite gamers of the day. It's King Of Kong, cubed. Flynn would love it.
So which of those are you most excited about? And tell us which movie we missed. What should have been number 50?