GODS OF EGYPT (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent), Gerard Butler (300), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Elodie Yung (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Alex Proyas (I, Robot), director, producer; Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold) and Burk Sharpless (The Last Witch Hunter), writers; Basil Iwanyk (John Wick), producer; Marco Beltrami (A Good Day to Die Hard), composer; Peter Menzies Jr. (Clash of the Titans), cinematographer; Richard Learoyd (Knowing), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The Egyptian god of darkness Set (Butler) takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire, leading god of the sky and kingship Horus (Coster-Waldau) to team up with young mortal Bek (Thwaites) and not only save the throne from destruction, but also the Egyptian empire from crumbling into darkness…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

This one’s been getting a pretty large amount of backlash lately – and rightfully so, since it’s been accused of “whitewashing” Egyptian characters with mostly white actors – so your excitement levels should depend on whether you want to see it fail spectacularly or if you want to see how insulting it can get.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2016

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