With the immense success of Top Gun Maverick, it was only a matter of time until imitation films come out of the woodwork. We even have Top Gunner (really?) from the fine folks over at The Asylum who pride themselves at seeing if they can get sued. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and now China is getting into the Mach 10 genre with their own aerial action epic called Born to Fly.
After sharing the short teaser from our friends over at Asian Film Fans a few weeks ago, we now have a more extended trailer for you to feast your eyes on. So suit up, strap in and take off with the newest promo below because we’re going to the danger zone…China style! Cue Kenny Loggins one more time!
In the film, China’s too pilots are recruited to test out the newest generation of fighter nets but when they are pushed to their limits, trouble is right around the corner and it’s barreling in at Mach 10.
The movie was helmed by Liu Xiaoshi in his directorial debut and it’s pretty safe to say that he’s a huge fan of Tom Cruise and his character of Maverick. The cast includes Yibo Wang who is playing the Maverick role here and he’s joined by Hu Jun and Dongyu Zhou.
Unfortunately, after the sheer realism of the actors actually being in jets for all the aerial action set pieces in the Top Gun sequel, anything that comes after will surely pale in comparison because it’ll be obvious to the viewers that the actors aren’t really up in the skies. Plus CGI is no match for the high octane feel of the real thing. Just my thoughts on the subject.
There is no official release date as of yet but the poster says 2022 for Chinese cinemas and AFF is stating that October 1st might be it but no promises. Stay tuned.
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