xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 7), Deepika Padukone (Piku), Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Nina Dobrev (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Ruby Rose (Around the Block), Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding), Nicky Jam (film debut), Kris Wu (Somewhere Only We Know), Rory McCann (Hot Fuzz), Al Sapienza (Godzilla), Michael Bisping (Plastic), Ariadna Gutiérrez (film debut), Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), director; F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station) and Chad St. John (London Has Fallen), writers; Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious), Jeff Kirschenbaum (film debut), Joe Roth (Maleficent) and Samantha Vincent (Riddick), producers; Robert Lydecker (Love, Simply) and Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron), composers; Russell Carpenter (Titanic), cinematographer; Vince Filippone (The Purge: Anarchy) and Jim Page (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After years in self-imposed exile, extreme athlete turned government spy Xander Cage (Diesel) re-emerges to race villain Xiang (Yen) to recover a powerful weapon known as Pandora’s Box. To complete the mission, Xander assembles a team of thrill-seeking coverts to battle Xiang’s threats as well as several ones from government sources when they become tangled in a much larger conspiracy…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Vin Diesel attempts to do to the all-but-aborted xXx film franchise what he ended up doing to the Fast & Furious series, by amping up the dumb entertainment factor to please the masses and give it a surprising amount of lasting power.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY 2017

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