Public Enemies (Director: Michael Mann, ETA: 3rd July)
What is it? Period crime drama about the fledgling FBI’s war on John Dillinger and other high-profile gangsters in the 1930s.
Why we’re excited: Because if you’re looking for a hard-edged crime piece about professional men getting down to business, Michael Mann is still the authority. And because if he can pull Bale versus Depp with anything like the tension and grace of Heat’s Pacino versus De Niro moment, it’ll be an instant classic.
2012 (Director: Roland Emmerich, ETA: 10th July)
What is it? End-of-the-world blockbuster set at the close of the Mayan calendar.
Why we’re excited: Because if there’s one thing that Roland Emmerich does well, it’s the apocalypse. From the trailer and description is sounds a lot like The Day After Tomorrow Mark II, but who cares? Big waves are awesome, and this time it’s got John Cusack in.
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (Director: David Yates, ETA: 17th July)
What is it? Harry’s penultimate year at Hogwarts, in which he explores the dark past of Lord Voldemort.
Why we’re excited: Because from humble beginnings, the Potter films have grown into sophisticated blockbusters, and because Yates was the force behind the best one yet (Order Of The Phoenix). We wouldn’t have believed it when a stuttering Daniel Radcliffe wandered onto cinema screens not knowing what to do with his hands all those years back, but we’ll miss Potter when its gone.