Wu Jing, the most elevated earning male entertainer ever in China, will join British activity star Jason Statham in Warner Bros’. “Meg 2: The Trench,” sources near the creation have affirmed to Variety.
The goliath shark actioner, be that as it may, will be without Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”). The Chinese entertainer, who played a female oceanographer, epitomizing the two cerebrums and magnificence in Jon Turteltaub’s testosterone-powered 2018 “The Meg,” isn’t getting back to the establishment now.
With Ben Wheatley in the coordinating seat, creation on “Meg 2: The Trench” started toward the finish of January at the Warner-possessed Leavesden Studios outside London. It will go on there until May prior to changing to open air areas, prone to be in Asia.The 47-year-old Wu is a previous military craftsman who has effectively parlayed a vocation as both entertainer and chief in film and in TV. A protégé of the famous activity choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, Wu delighted in early achievement in Hong Kong-made titles including “SPL” (2005) and “Undetectable Target” (2007) and played a minor part in 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” behind Brendan Fraser and Jet Li.
Wu composed and coordinated central area Chinese actioner “Wolf Warrior” in 2015, which procured a fair $80 million at the Chinese film industry. In any case, the idea went to gold two years after the fact with the significantly more enthusiastic and murderous “Wolf Warrior II” which earned $870 million. The establishment was fruitful to the point that it gave its name to China’s present firm type of strategic relations.
Beginning around 2017, Wu has featured in or highlighted unmistakably in seven motion pictures that have each topped $100 million in the cinematic world, including historic Chinese science fiction title “The Wandering Earth” and publicity treasurys “My People, My Country” and “My Country, My Parents.”Since October, Wu’s two most recent movies, untouched Chinese record breaker “The Battle at Lake Changjin,” and as of now on-discharge “The Battle at Lake Changjin II,” have together earned more than $1.4 billion.
“There is no female Chinese lead this time, yet there is Sophia, the high school little girl, heaps of ladies and an extraordinarily different cast.” In “The Meg,” Cai Shuya (also known as Sophia Cai) played the girl of Li’s oceanographer character.
“The Meg,” where Statham combat a huge ancient shark after it rose up out of the world’s most unfathomable sea channel, depends on Steve Alten’s 1997 book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” The screen transformation was composed by Dean Georgaris, Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber who have likewise returned for the continuation.
Statham will next be found in “The Expendables 4” and Guy Ritchie’s “Orson Fortune,” in which he plays a private project worker recruited to prevent a tycoon arms vendor from selling a destructive new weapon that might actually annihilate the world. He is additionally set to star in “The Bee Keeper,” composed by “Salt” screenwriter Kurt Wimmer.