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Monday, November 4, 2013

Wang Leehom Set To Save The World As ANNHILATOR

Who would have believed that Mainland Chinese pop star Wang Leehom would get to play a superhero?

Film Enterprise Asia has reported that Wang has earned the opportunity to take on the function of the Asian Marvel superhero, Annihilator. The news comes six months soon after the film was announced back in February, to be created by creator Stan Lee, along with Barry Josephson and Douglas Falconer for Magic Storm Entertainment along with China's state-run National Film Capital co-financing the film's previously reported budget of $ 150 million.

As. Hero Complex writes, the film will "focus on the story of a young Chinese man forced to leave his hometown in mainland China amid dramatic circumstances. Following time in the United States, he returns property in the guise of  the Annihilator, who uses his extraordinary powers to save the globe and also explore his roots. One official description added that the character would be “a young Chinese man given a second possibility as an international superhero, who returns property to mete out justice."

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy has been officially attached to the film, with a director nonetheless pending. Gilroy's credits consist of the 1992 time travel thriller, Freejack, the 2011 robot boxing hit, Real Steel, and the 2012 espionage thriller, The Bourne Legacy.

Among his film credits, Wang is no stranger to action either, obtaining starred in the video game inspired sci-fi fantasy adventure, The Avenging Fist, directed by Andrew Lau and Corey Yuen. Wang also starred in the period war epic, Little Big Soldier with Jackie Chan, and the high-octane Hong Kong action thriller, China Strike Force with Aaron Kwok, Noriko Fujiwara, Mark Dacascos and Coolio.

Wang, a Rochester, New York native who made his profession in Asia, is also one of many celebrities from China slated to turn out to be household names more than the subsequent handful of years through Hollywood/China film productions. Actress Tang Wei will join him along with Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Holt McCallany in the new Michael Mann sci-fi thriller, Cyber. Actress Bingbing Fan, who earned herself a part in Iron Man 3 will quickly seem in the upcoming film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Actor and pop star Han Geng was also not too long ago cast in Michael Bay's tentatively titled Transformers four movie starring Mark Wahlberg, along with Resident Evil: Retribution co-star, Bingbing Li.

Wang Leehom will soon appear with Fan in the upcoming action adventure rom-com, My Fortunate Star, starring Zhang Ziyi, and directed by Dennie Gordon in her debut as the 1st filmmaker to helm a project for the Chinese marketplace.

Annhilator is anticipated to release in 2015. Stick about for a lot more updates as specifics continue to develop.

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Wang Leehom Set To Save The World As ANNHILATOR
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