SKYFIRE: Screen Media Set to Launch the Simon West Helmed Chinese Disaster Epic on VOD January 12th!

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.

A young scientist (Hannah Quinlivan) invents a cutting-edge volcanic warning system and returns to the tropical island where her mother tragically died, hoping she can prevent future deaths. The island is now home to the world’s only volcano theme park and resort, the brainchild of its reckless owner Jack (Jason Isaacs). Chaos soon erupts when the once dormant volcano starts to rumble. It’s a battle with nature to get off the island while fiery death and destruction rains down from the mountain.

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!

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