By: John M Jerva
Just in case you don’t get enough Chinese disaster epic thrills with this week’s The Rescue, Screen Media has you covered as they are set to launch the other Chinese disaster epic Skyfire on VOD this January. Big note to point out is that this one was helmed by Hollywood action director Simon West who is best known for a little movie called Con Air as well as The Expendables 2.
The film stars an international cast including Hannah Quinlivan (S.M.A.R.T. Chase), Jason Isaacs (Hotel Mumbai), Wang Xueqi (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) and Shawn Dou (Nightfall). Judging from the trailer below, this one will probably make one awesome double feature with The Rescue.
West is directing and giving his knowledge to the Chinese cinema industry just like Renny Harlin is doing. The Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2 Helmer recently put out the Chinese thriller Bodies at Rest. Harlin also has other Chinese related projects in development like Operation Somalia and Operation Wild.
Skyfire hits on January 12th only on VOD!