WHO’S IN IT?

Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Rodrigo Santoro (I Love You Phillip Morris), Lena Headley (Game of Thrones), Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans), Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty), Andrew Tiernan (The Pianist), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Jack O’Connell (Harry Brown), Yigal Naor (Munich), Andrew Pleavin (Inception)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Noam Murro (Smart People), director; Zack Snyder (Man of Steel), writer, producer; Kurt Johnstad (Act of Valor), writer; Mark Canton (Escape Plan), Bernie Goldmann (Land of the Dead), Gianni Nunnari (From Dusk Till Dawn), Deborah Snyder (Watchmen) and Thomas Tull (Pacific Rim), producers; Junkie XL (Paranoia), composer; Simon Duggan (The Great Gatsby), cinematographer; David Brenner (Independence Day) and Wyatt Smith (Thor: The Dark World), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After managing to defeat the army of 300 Spartans in the first movie, the Persian Army – as led by the ruthless Xerxes (Santoro) – marches toward the major Greek cities including Athens. After that city’s fleet, under the command of admiral Themistocles (Stapleton), increases its strength in preparation for the Persian revolt, Themistocles must form an unlikely alliance with its rival Sparta if it has any chance of defeating Xerxes and his army…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

We have even more CG (unintentional) homoeroticism to encounter in the world of Frank Miller’s 300 series, and plenty of stylised action to boot.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 7TH MARCH 2014