Official Trailer Gets Lost in the Pacific
Billed as China’s first sci-fi film, the 3D action adventure Lost in the Pacific is nothing if not attention-grabbing right off the bat, and oddly enough, American actor Brandon Routh is the star of the show. The movie crashes into theaters on February 8, 2016, and today brings the official trailer.
Check it out below along with all the details!
From the Press Release:
Directed by Vincent Zhou, Lost in the Pacific is produced by Shanghai Hongliang Media & Culture Co. and Asia Tropical Films.
Set in the year 2020, Lost in the Pacific centers around a futuristic luxury airliner A390 that crash lands onto an aircraft carrier after hitting a catastrophic storm. Brandon Routh plays a high profile yet mysterious chef with a military background who soon realizes that some people on the island might be “hijacking the plane.”
To better portray his character, Routh revealed that he “did lots of research on culinary arts so hopefully the performance is solid and convincing on screen.” Best known as Superman in Superman Returns (2006), Routh has been in several superhero TV series such as “Arrow” and “The Flash.” During the production, Routh also opened his official Weibo account to get more exposure among his fans in China.
Director Vincent Zhou said, “To make the fight scenes look real, Brandon Routh received an intensive training program and did all of the actions by himself.” Zhou also teased that “the audience will see the amazing fighting scenes when the biologically altered monsters attack the passengers.” As the protagonist of the film, Routh’s character will need to protect the others and fight with the enemies and monsters lurking in the dark.
Routh’s counterpart in the film is Captain Ruoxi, portrayed by Zhang Yuqi. It is the first time for Zhang to act in a predominately English-language film. Actress Zhang Yuqi got her first major role in Stephen Chow’s 2007 Hong Kong film CJ7, which brought her media attention and kickstarted her acting career. “I’ve never played a pilot before,” said Zhang Yuqi, “and the language was definitely challenging so the production company hired a language coach, which was very helpful.”
Made with a budget less than ten million USD, Lost in the Pacific taps into the burgeoning sci-fi genre in China. The film’s visual effects are crafted by Venture 3D and Stareast Digital Lab. The movie will hit theaters in China on February 8, 2016, to compete with The Monkey King 2 and five other films during the golden week of China’s biggest holiday, “The Spring Festival.”
International distributors committed to theatrical releases include Asian Tropical Films (Malaysia and Singapore), Viswaas (India), Aqua Pinema (Turkey), Ram Indo (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam), Pioneer (Philippines), Pt Prima (Indonesia), Joy n Contents (Korea), and G2D (Thailand).