"Hackers" meets "Heat" in Michael Mann's globetrotting cybercrime hack-'em-up starring Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth.
Also out in January is "Predestination", in which Ethan Hawke is a timecop training newcomer Sarah Snook to take out a terrorist in the past. Directed by the Spierig Brothers, "Predestination" could be this year's "Looper".
Simon Pegg plays a teacher given unlimited powers by aliens in "Absolutely Anything." It's directed by ex-Python Terry Jones in a comedy also featuring Robin Williams, Kate Beckinsale and Joanna Lumley.
John Cusack is conspicuously absent from this comedy sequel as the hapless hot tubbers head to the future.
And in horror story "Lazarus", "Community" star Donald Glover, Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde star in "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" director David Gelb's tale of medical students resurrecting the dead expected in February.
"District 9" and "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp recruits Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver with Yolandi Visser and Ninja -- aka South African rap duo Die Antwoord -- in "Chappie," a tale of a robot learning to live.
The untimely death of Paul Walker meant that his brothers and CGI were employed as stand-ins to finish the latest "Fast and the Furious" movie, in which Jason Statham faces off against Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and the rest of the crew. "Saw" director James Wan is in charge.
Pop princess Rihanna and "Big Bang" theorist Jim Parsons -- that's Doctor Sheldon Cooper to you -- provide the voice for this Dreamworks animated movie about an alien invasion. Home comes home in March 2015.
"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman recruits zombie-bashing star Norman Reedus with Djimon Hounsou, last seen in "Guardians of the Galaxy", to play caretakers looking after a cryogenically frozen population in "Air".
Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly and Olivia Colman star in "Dogtooth" director Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut. In the near future, single people are forced to choose a mate, or be turned into animals and released into the woods. Er... what?
The directorial debut of "28 Days Later" and "Dredd" scribe Alex Garland, this taut love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot should get more attention from the fact that its stars Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson have both also been cast in a little sci-fi movie called "Star Wars Episode VII". Ex Machina is due out in April 2015.
Tom Hardy is the road warrior in George Miller's long-awaited sequel to his post-apocalyptic action classic starring Mel Gibson. Expect vehicular carnage from Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and the last of the V8 Interceptors.
Expected in May is Cameron Crowe's mysterious next project. Billed as a romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, it also features a talking computer and a mystical island involving the launch of a weapons satellite. So there's that.
The origins of the cute yellow henchcreatures from "Despicable Me" are explored in this animated 3D spin-off featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan.
And in "Monster Trucks", Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe and Danny Glover appear in Paramount's mix of live action and CGI.
Earth's mightiest heroes Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk reunite in the second Avengers movie written and directed by Joss Whedon. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are the goodies and James Spader is the baddie. It's in theatres in May 2015.
Stylish director Tarsem Singh directs Ryan Reynolds and "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery (pictured) in "Selfless", the story of a dying man borrowing a younger body.
Oddly enough, Ryan Reynolds appears in two body-swap movies this year: in August he appears alongside Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman in "Criminal", which involves a CIA agent's memories implanted into a bad guy.
Arnie is back -- well, he did say he would be -- as an ageing killer robot flips the script on the original, so "Game of Thrones" dragon lady Emilia Clarke becomes an ass-kicking new Sarah Connor. "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith is back in timey-wimey mode when the film opens in July 2015.
Also in July, Adam Sandler, Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage bring their A game in "Pixels" as vintage video games, including Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong invade New York.
"Chronicle" director Josh Trank reboots a younger, sexier version of Marvel's first family, played by Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell as scientists mutating into invisible, stretchy, rocky, fiery superheroes. Toby Kebbel is the villain Doom, pictured above during filming. The film is out in August 2015
"Sherlock Holmes" director Guy Ritchie resurrects another classic story as Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer step into Robert Vaughan and David McCallum's turtlenecks as secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. Did you know Ian Fleming was one of the co-creators of "The man from UNCLE"? You do now.
Truly outrageous! Jerrica Benton becomes an online recording sensation in this live action update of the fabulous 1980s cartoon, directed by "Step Up 3D" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu.
Speaking of kids' favourites, Mattel action figure Max Steel comes to life in a live action origin story.
Long-gestating under the stewardship of "Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright until he bailed at the last minute, this latest Marvel superhero movie see Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas get ants in their pants. Ant-e up in July 2015.
After "Skyfall", James Bond will return in "Spectre". The name recalls the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion faced by Sean Connery's Bond back in the 1960s, and with legal issues over the characters settled rumours have flared that Christoph Waltz, officially confirmed to appear opposite Daniel Craig, will play the nefarious Ernst Stavro Blofeld. When the film hits cinemas in November 2015 the line-up of cool cars driven by Britain's deadliest secret agent will be joined by the new Aston Martin DB10.
In "The Last Witch Hunter", Vin Diesel is an immortal witch hunter who must team up with a witch to stop a plague from ravaging New York. Elijah Wood and Michael Caine also star, while the witch is played by Rose Leslie from "Downton Abbey" and "Game of Thrones".
Shot in Austria, Morocco and England and set for a Christmas release, the fifth in the "Mission: Impossible" series sees Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames back onboard. British actor Sean Harris -- the one with the biro on his bonce in "Prometheus", pictured above -- is the baddie.
A father legs it with his son when he discovers the boy has special powers. Stars Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon (pictured above in "Man of Steel") and "Star Wars" newcomer Adam Driver, helmed by Jeff Nichols who directed "Take Shelter" and "Mud". Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood does the music.
The climax of the series that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to megastardom, based on the young adult novels of Suzanne Collins. Star Phillip Seymour Hoffman sadly died during filming, but having completed most of his scenes, he will still appear as part of the all-star cast alongside Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, and Natalie Dormer. Voluntering as tribute in November 2015.
Sharlto Copley stars in "Hardcore", a slice of stunt-heavy first-person insanity from Russia, shot entirely in on GoPro cameras strapped to the main character's face to put you right in the demented action. Backed by Timur Bekmambetov, part-funded on Indiegogo and based on the music videos of Biting Elbows that you may have seen go viral in the past couple of years.
"Sherlock" director Paul McGuigan directs a starry British cast of James McAvoy as Dr Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe (pictured above in previous movie "Horns") as Igor, with Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss.
There's more monster mayhem in September when Adam Sandler voices Dracula once again in 3D animated sequel "Hotel Transylvania 2".
Keanu Reeves is looking for love in space when he accidentally wakes up 90 years before the rest of the people in suspended animation on his spaceship. Isn't that always the way -- you wake up too early to get up but too late to go back to sleep. "Game of Thrones" director Brian Kirk makes his feature debut.
The popular PlayStation game Ratchet and Clank comes to the big screen in 3D with the feline mechanic and sentient robot saving the galaxy from Chairman Drek. James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, and Jim Ward reprise their voice work from the game.
This 3D animation celebrates the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz's much-loved comic strip. Archive recordings of animator Bill Melendez, who died in 2008, will be used so the new film uses the same voices for Snoopy and Woodstock as the films and TV specials fans will remember from their childhood. It's out in November.
Disney returns to the jungle in this Jon Favreau-directed mixture of live action and CGI. The voice cast includes Bill Murray (pictured) and Christopher Walken. It also features Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, and Giancarlo Esposito -- the terrifying bad guys from "The Wire", "Sexy Beast" and "Breaking Bad" -- in case you want to scare the bejeezus out of your kids...
Not to be confused with the 2012 Edgar Allen Poe movie, "The Raven" hatched as a 2010 short film directed by Ricardo de Montreuil, pictured above -- watch it on YouTube -- and is set to take flight with Gerard Butler in the lead. Look out for parkour, psychokinetic powers and drones.
Also out at some point this year is "High-Rise". Acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley ("Kill List", "Sightseers", "Doctor Who") adapts JG Ballard's tower block dystopia with Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss.
And in "Prisoner of War", "Lord of the Rings" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" baddie Lee Pace is a soldier trying to survive an alien invasion in Africa.