Synopsis: “The English traveler Jonathan Green receives from Peter the Great an order to map the Russian Far East. Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will unexpectedly face a lot of breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial arts masters and even the king of all dragons – the Dragon King. What could be more dangerous than meeting eye to eye with Viy, except doing it again? What would be stronger this time – a staunch skepticism of the scientist or the old black magic that has seized power of Eastern lands?”
What could be better than seeing the legends, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan together in a sci-fi/fantasy film? Nothing. The answer is nothing! (Also see Around the World in 80 Days for more epicness from the duo.)
Apparently, this is the sequel to VIY, a Russian film that came out in 2014 about Jonathan Green setting out to uncharted lands yada-yada-yada — basically the same thing — but the story is interesting enough and if you’re into fantasy, then it looks like something most of us would enjoy. Our favs, AS and JC starring in this sequel are big motivators.
Russia gets to enjoy in 2018 and hopefully, we’re not far behind. Check out the international trailer and tell us your thoughts!
You can find Alyson on Twitter @alyjour when she’s not co-hosting the Squibardry podcast!