Teng Hutao’s sci-fi romance novel adaptation, Shanghai Fortress, is nearing an August 9 release after a few years of production and post. The official trailer is live as well and does bring something prospective in terms of visual spectacle aside from the rougher shots; the film is definitely banking on some of its Hollywood production muscle, including having folks like VFX supervisor Simon Carr (Oblivion, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and a raft of conceptual and storyboard artists who’ve worked respectively on films like Captain Marvel and upcoming Ad Astra to name a few.
Teng Hutao’s new action sci-fi epic, Shanghai Fortress, is finally poised for an August 9 release in China. Times Vision picked up sales rights a little over a week ago at Cannes with the firm showing optimism for its roster of titles, particularly for the new film based on Jiang Nan’s 2006 novel of the same name.
To say that China has had its fair share of post-production hurdles on big scale feature film projects is an understatement if there ever was. Save for Yoozoo’s currently languishing adaptation of The Three Body Problem, there have been some successes, most recently with The Wandering Earth sci-fi garnering nearly $300 million dollars in its first six days with actor Wu Jing leading the cast.