WHO’S IN IT?

Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy), Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum), Happy Anderson (Cold in July), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Margaret Cho (Face/Off), Ike Barinholtz (Sisters), Andrea Navedo (Double Take), Brad William Henke (Fury), Dawn Olivieri (The Devil’s Den), Brandon Larracuente (Baywatch), Cle Shaheed Sloan (Training Day), Alex Meraz (The New World), Matt Gerald (Avatar), Enrique Murciano (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jay Hernandez (Bad Moms), Veronica Ngo (2 in 1)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

David Ayer (Suicide Squad), director, producer; Max Landis (Chronicle), writer, producer; Eric Newman (Children of Men) and Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games), producers; David Sardy (End of Watch), composer; Roman Vasyanov (Fury), cinematographer; Michael Tronick (Eraser), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In an alternate universe where humans and fantasy creature co-exist in modern society, human LAPD officer Daryl Ward (Smith) is partnered with fresh-faced Orc cop Nick Jakoby (Edgerton) on a routine night patrol. Whilst out in the dangerous Los Angeles neighbourhoods, they discover an ancient and dangerous magic wand which was thought to be destroyed, and encounter a darkness that threatens to change the world as they know it…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

David Ayer attempts to put the sins of the past behind him – <cough>Suicide Squad<cough> – with this inventive hybrid of a gritty cop action movie and a Lord of the Rings-style fantasy adventure.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2017 (EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX)