Land Of The Lost (Director: Brad Silberling, ETA: 17th July)
What is it? Family fantasy in which Will Ferrell’s park ranger somehow falls into a prehistoric world with his children.
Why we’re excited: Because it’s time for Ferrell to break out of his slapstick comedy cycle, and there’s almost certainly no better way to do it than by fighting a dinosaur.
The Year One (Director: Harold Ramis, ETA: 24th July)
What is it? Biblical-era comedy with Jack Black and Michael Cera as travelling exiles.
Why we’re excited: Because as well as being everybody’s favourite Ghostbuster, Ramis is also a consistent and frequently superb comedy director. And because the potential for barbed bible gags recalls Life Of Brian. And because David Cross and Paul Rudd are listed in the credits as Caine and Abel.
Final Destination: Death Trip 3D (Director: David R Ellis, ETA: August)
What is it? Fourth instalment in the ‘cheating death only for death to collect in an entertaining way’ series.
Why we’re excited: Even though it’s basically a remake of the first (well, all) of the series with a race crash subbed in for a plane disaster, this time it’s in 3D, which will make the cheap shocks a) even cheaper, and b) HAPPEN RIGHT IN YOUR EYES.
Mardi Gras (Director: Phil Dornfield, ETA: August)
What is it? Debauched comedy about three frat buddies who head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
Why we’re excited: Because for every high-brow indie thinker and rigorous intellectual work, you’ve gotta have a stinking drunk laffer with some hot chicks. Right? And we're a bit bored of the Apatow thing.