WHO’S IN IT?

Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049), Huang Xiaoming (Sacrifice), Jaime King (Sin City), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Wes Chatham (The Help), Tyron Woodley (Straight Outta Compton), Titus Welliver (Gone Baby Gone)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Steven C. Miller (Southern Fury), director; Miles Chapman (Escape Plan), writer; Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club), Mark Canton (Den of Thieves), Randall Emmett (Silence), George Furla (2 Guns), Qiu Jie (film debut), Zack Schiller (Jane Got a Gun) and Su Xing (film debut), producers; Andy Newton (The Bye Bye Man) and Taylor Newton (Ouija: Origin of Evil), composers; Brandon Cox (Missing William), cinematographer; Carsten Kurpanek (Fort Bliss) and Vincent Tabaillon (Now You See Me), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Ray Breslin (Stallone), a security expert, continues to infiltrate the world’s most impenetrable prisons and explore all possible methods for prisoners to potentially escape. When one of his most trusted operatives, Shu Ren (Xiaoming), is kidnapped and held with Hades, a computerised prison which is always changing shape, Breslin and his crew must plan an elaborate rescue, which involves the help of Breslin’s old friend Trent Derosa (Bautista)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Sylvester Stallone returns in the sequel to his minor 2013 hit, and although he’s without Schwarzenegger as an on-screen partner this time, he’s got a worthwhile replacement in the form of Dave Bautista.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 20TH JULY 2018