The director behind hit films such as Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, and Hancock is about to deliver us some more much-needed edge of your seat entertainment.

Director Peter Berg reunites with recent collaborator and star Mark Wahlberg to deliver Mile 22, a seriously action-filled thriller that brings Wahlberg together with another box-office titan.

Joining Wahlberg is iconic actor John Malkovich, but whether the two's characters will ultimately be on the same side remains to be seen.

The film also stars The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan, whose future on that show has been questioned for some time, and judo Olympic gold medalist Ronda Rousey.

Shoot to kill? Mark Wahlberg in Mile 22.

When is Mile 22 released in the UK?

Mile 22 has been confirmed to be released on August 31 2018.

What is it about?

The film focuses on Wahlberg's intelligence officer, James Silva, who is tasked with covertly smuggling a police officer (Iko Uwais) out of a foreign country due to the sensitive information he knows.

Just what is the secret that The Raid's Uwais knows?

We'll have to go see it on August 31 to find out.

The film has already been confirmed as the first in a franchise.

Let us know in the comments below if you'll be seeing Mile 22.