Agora: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria. Starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans. I really like the look of this, but I’m a sucker for Egyptian/Greek/Roman history!¬†Even then though, while I’m not yet completely convinced by the plot, the cinematography looks gorgeous. Release Date: unknown

Extract: Extract follows the personal and professional problems endured by the owner of a flower-extract plant, who’s dealing with workplace problems and a streak of bad luck, including his wife’s affair with a gigolo. Extract is written and directed by Mike Judge, the man behind “Beavis and Butt-Head”, “King of the Hill”, Office Space, and Idiocracy. Release Date: September 2009 (US)

The Men Who Stare At Goats: A reporter in Iraq (Ewan McGregor) might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. This looks like fun! I hadn’t heard anything about this before watching the trailer, but it just looks so quirky. Release Date: November 2009 (US), January 2010 (UK)

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day: It continues writer and director Troy Duffy’s saga of fraternal twins, the MacManus brothers. The two have been in deep hiding in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former lives or modern technologies. When word comes that a priest has been killed by sinister forces in the tough underworld of Boston, they return to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those who must now suffer the consequences, with a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins) and a FBI operative (Julie Benz). Release Date: October 2009 (US)

Defendor: Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor, and combs the streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. Release Date: 12 September 2009 (Toronto Film Festival)