See a Trailer for 3D Disaster 'Empires of the Deep' with Olga Kurylenko

October 23, 2012
Source: The Playlist

Empires of the Deep

"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.

Here's the official trailer for Michael French's Empires of the Deep, found on Twitch via The Playlist:

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.

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  • j2k
    Isn't this the Avatar sequel.
  • beevis
    everything seems very dreamlike to me.....but, aside from some striking visuals (and those were hit-and-miss) this doesn't look like it'd be very good.
  • RDG
    100 million and that's what they come up with?
  • eeeek it was ok at first then by the end my face melted off
  • slowpokee
    It's so bad that the film-hipsters would love it. I smell cult-classic.
    • BloodwerK
      It might actually be a cult classic since nobody seems to have proclaimed it to be one before it even came out...
  • bjallman
    Wow I couldnt even get thru the trailer, fx look horrible! Major suckage!
  • Looks pretty decent for a tv serie
  • truong18
    look like a syfy movie, not even a good one.
  • DoomCanoe
    oh no! CRAB PEOPLE!!!!!
    • Mayor McCheese
      yikes... a 100 million dollar student reel.
    • Richie G
      you need your knife? check chains? check rocks? check lazerbeams? check murmaider! murmaider! murmaider!
        • Richie G
          If nothing else, this trailer inspired me to youtube that Dethklok vid. Thanks, t'is great when someone recognises a quote
  • well then..
    Clash/Wrath of the Mermaids!
  • Zeeshopper
    Were the SFX made in MS Word?
  • Love Olga but com'mon
    • a dude
      What happened to her career?I liked her in Centurion even though the movie was kinda meh...still have to see Seven Psychopaths...
  • leinergroove
    $100 million?? Man, it looks so cheap...
  • how does one spend 100 million $ and gets effects this crappy? only thing I enjoyed was the LOtR soundtrack, end of all things.
  • Richie G
    you need your knife? check chains? check rocks? check lazerbeams? check Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider!
    • Richie G
      put this in twice and can't delete for some reason
  • Was that slowdown I noticed near the end of the trailer?!?!
  • nubie
    The Monster Roll is much better than this
  • Jordan
    What is this? 1999?
  • I was sorto digging it there for about 3 seconds then it started to look like a computer game from the Sega Megadrive.
  • BiII_CLinton
  • LMA
    That must have been one heck of a $129 million dollar party!
    • stevenfreestyler
      u got tat right.. Spend it all on parties and nothing to make the movies lol
  • JohnQuintin
    Did anyone else see the Scorpion King cameo? Pure poo poo.
  • The Truth
  • hrv
    even the shittiest student films look epic compared to this turd
  • Baron the Curse
    LMAO a hundred and thirty million?? Where is it? I'm sure the producers are fugitives now since they must have taken off with it and left the country.
  • bigbob
    this is how avatar will look to us in 10 years :)
    • stevenfreestyler
      this is how avatar will look to us in 10 years back :)
  • Clayton
    This. Looks. God. Awful.
  • New Power Rangers movie?
  • stevenfreestyler
    Seriously? This movie costs 130 US million dollars to make? I find it hard to believe. Transformers part 1 were somewhat lesser / costs the same to make but it had superb special effects far greater than this...
  • That, ladies & gentlemen, is what we here in the industry call a 'cluster fuck!'
  • booooo
    I was soooooooooooo excited about Olga being a mermaid :( Why'd this have to happen
  • booooo
    I love that out of all the general awfulness this movie seems to be full of, they couldn't even pick a decent, non-cheesy font




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