Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, best known for his collaborations with Christopher Nolan on the likes of Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, makes the step up to director in sci-fi drama Transcendence. Johnny Depp plays artificial intelligence genius Will Caster, who is left dying following an attack by anti-technology terrorists. Rather than walking into the light, he gets his wife (Rebecca Hall) and best friend (Paul Bettany) to upload his consciousness into a computer so he can continue his work. But the question is: just what have they now created? With Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman.
More monsters are spawned in I, Frankenstein, a fantasy update of Mary Shelley’s classic tale based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Aaron Eckhart stars as the monster who has survived the centuries fending off battling demons and gargoyles, both out to uncover the source of his immortality. From the producers of the Underworld vampires versus werewolves saga, it’s directed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie and also features Bill Nighy.
Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid, aka The Proclaimers, provide the soundtrack for Sunshine on Leith, the film version of the stage musical based around their songs. Following the exploits of two friends and soldiers returning to their families in Edinburgh after serving in Afghanistan, the film shoehorns in hits such as I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), I'm On My Way and Letter from America, not to mention the title track, all performed by a lively young cast.
Adapted from a Christian bestseller based on true events, Heaven is for Real stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly as the parents of a four-year-old boy in Nebraska who claims that he had a near-death experience during an emergency operation and visited the afterlife. His revelations of details of events he could not possibly have known about leave them baffled. Randall Wallace (Braveheart) directs.
From Spain, but based on Italian author Federico Moccia’s bestselling romance, Perdona si te llamo amor stars Daniele Liotti as a recently dumped 37-year-old exec who finds faith in love once again after he meets student Paloma Bloyd, 20 years his junior.