See a Trailer for 3D Disaster 'Empires of the Deep' with Olga Kurylenko
"When Myth and Legend collide, the War of the Abyss begins." After the success of Avatar in China, the country when nuts for 3D cinema, creating the buzzed-about 3D Sex And Zen. Following in the footsteps of those two, another crazy creation was this, a
$100 $130 million 3D underwater epic called Empires of the Deep. The project was apparently a huge disaster, kept running over its budget, losing stars, and in the end was made, but not to great results. The Playlist has found the first trailer and it's rather trippy and epic and crazy, to say the least. Olga Kurylenko stars as a mermaid, joined by Steve Polites and Maxx Maulion.
For thousand of years, legends of beautiful mermaids have enchanted people from all over the globe. Their fascinating and mysterious world has always captured our imagination. What secrets lurk beneath the depths? And why do beautiful mermaids seduce human men? Set in a mythical world, Empires of the Deep is the story of an unlikely love story between a young human and a mermaid. The movie was directed by (or the person who receives the credit is) Michael French (Heart of a Dragon), from a screenplay by Randall Frakes (Blowback, Stealing Candy) based on a story by Jiang Hongyu. As others have said, it's unlikely this will ever get a theatrical release in the US, but it'll probably make its way over here in some form eventually.