Second Trailer Rises From the Empires of the Deep

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Second Trailer Rises From the Empires of the DeepA second trailer for Empires of the Deep has arrived, and let’s just say it’s just as… well… special as the first one was. Sea monsters and Olga Kurylenko? We can’t go wrong with that formula, can we?

Empires of the Deep’s deeply troubled production began several years ago. The gist of it is that a very wealthy Chinese real estate tycoon wrote a script for an epic underwater sci-fi fantasy adventure flick and set about to co-finance the film. Monica Bellucci was announced to star in it. Catwoman director Pitof was hired to direct it. The late Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner was brought aboard to produce it. All three very quickly bailed on the project. That was in 2009. Jonathan Laurence was then brought in to direct, and when he abruptly departed the project, he wasn’t quiet about his disdain for how bad the production was (you can find his statements burying the production online). Michael French was hired to complete the film, and ex-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko was hired to be sexy while made up to look like the lovechild of Mer-Man and Evil Lynn.

Empires of the Deep is set in a mythical undersea world where a handsome young human falls in love with a beautiful mermaid, and their forbidden romance sets about an underwater war.

Empires of the Deep

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  • DavidFullam

    OMG, this is actually going to come out?

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