Jason Flemyng and Jackie Chan additionally star in Russia’s biggest-budget co-production ever.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the solid of the Russia-China co-production Viy 2, a sequel to Russia’s highest-grossing native movie of 2014, Viy, producer Gleb Fetisov introduced Monday.
As was earlier confirmed, Jason Flemyng is taking part in the lead and Jackie Chan is also starring within the film. Fetisov did not instantly element what function Schwarzenegger would play.
A consultant for Schwarzenegger confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter his participation within the film.
Viy 2, often known as Journey to China: The Iron Masks Thriller, is ready within the 18th century and focuses on the adventures of English traveler Jonathan Inexperienced (Flemyng), who’s assigned to attract a map of Russia’s Far East. Nevertheless, his travels finally convey Inexperienced to China.
Viy, primarily based on the novella by 19th century Russian creator Nikolai Gogol and co-produced by Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic, was launched in 2014 and grossed $34.6 million, making it the 12 months’s top-grossing native movie in Russia.
In accordance with earlier experiences, China is investing $15 million in Viy 2, whose whole finances is $36 million. The movie is ready to change into Russia’s biggest-budget co-production ever.
Viy 2 is being directed by Oleg Stepchenko, simply as the primary film, and is tentatively scheduled to be launched in 2017.