We’ve already seen plenty of sci-fi movies arrive in cinemas this year, including Battle: Los Angeles, and Duncan Jones’ fast-paced thriller, Source Code.
The rest of 2011 will see numerous other genre movies heading to our screens, ranging from big-budget tentpole blockbusters to low-budget indie dramas. Here, then, is a selection of ten potentially great science fiction movies we’re looking forward to in 2011
Release Date: October 7, 2011
Hugh Jackman stars in this feature-length adaptation of an old Twilight Zone episode, which was, in turn, based on a short story written by sci-fi horror author, Richard Matheson. As a washed-up boxer, Jackman embarks on a new career that involves training gigantic, two-tonne robots to punch the rivets out of each other.
The movie looks far removed from the Twilight Zone episode and story that inspired it, but the fighting mecha look well handled, with the film employing proper, physical animatronic robots to accomplish its boxing scenes, rather than relying on pure CGI. From the brief clips we’ve seen, this lends the combat scenes plenty of weight and grit.
Lost’s Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie all co-star as the human interest outside the ropes.