Three new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

The teen sci-fi action movie I Am Number Four directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Alex Pettyfer, Dianne Agron, Timothy Olyphant and Teresa Palmer features a score by Trevor Rabin, as well as many songs from such artists as Beck, Kings of Leons and The Black Keys. No soundtrack album has been announced for the Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg-produced movie. There is about 45 minutes of Rabin’s score in the film, which would make a soundtrack release a definite possibility. Check back on this site if an announcement will be made.

Also opening is the mystery thriller Unknown directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Frank Langella and Aidan Quinn. The music for the Joel Silver-produced movie is written by John Ottman and Alexander Rudd. Visit our previous article announcing the soundtrack release, which will be released on Varese Sarabande Records on March 8. Also visit Film Music Magazine for an interview with Ottman on his newest project.

Also opening wide this weekend is the comedy sequel Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son directed by John Whitesell and starring Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson and Faizon Love. The film’s music is written by David Newman (see our previous article announcing the composer’s involvement). No soundtrack album has been announced or is expected to be released. Only the first part in the Big Momma’s House series received a song compilation back in 2000, while the sequel’s music remains unreleased.

Opening in limited release in New York and expanding to more cities next week is Brad Anderson’s horror thriller Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo. A soundtrack album featuring the original score from the movie by Lucas Vidal has been released as reported here.

Also opening in limited release is the National Geographic Entertainment-produced documentary The Last Lions narrated by Jeremy Irons. The film is scored by Alex Wurman and no announcement for a soundtrack release has been made. Visit our article on Wurman’s involvement to find out more about the movie.

Finally, also opening in limited release is the Spanish language drama Even the Rain (Tambien La Lluvia) starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar. In the film, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply as a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamaba, Bolivia. The film, which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and opened in Spain and France earlier this year features a score by Alberto Iglesias. A soundtrack album has been released by Quartet Records and can be imported on the label’s webpage or is also available on many soundtrack specialist stores, such as Screen Archives. Also visit Quartet Records to listen to audio clips from the soundtrack.