Official Trailer for Chinese 'Mad Max' Rip-Off 'Mad Shelia: Virgin Road'
"See how I kill you." Nothing like a Chinese ripoff to keep you warm this winter. A trailer for a film titled Mad Shelia: Virgin Road has been making its way around the web this week. The film is the first in a series, with the next one coming out in 2017 titled Mad Shelia: Revenge of the Road, that is pretty much a direct ripoff of Mad Max: Fury Road. Fuo Xiao stars as Xi Liya, a bounty hunter who rescues a bunch of virgins from desert warlords. These kind of ripoffs are not uncommon in China, as they're often known as "wang da", short for "wangluo da dianying" or "big internet films", made for cheap without much oversight and released straight to the web via the Tencent Video platform. Watch this trailer just for fun, nothing else.
Mad Shelia: Virgin Road is the first of two films, the second one is titled Mad Shelia: Revenge of the Road and opens in 2017. Description (from Telegraph): "Both follow the renegade adventures of Xi Liya, a bounty hunter who wanders the desert disguised as a man. When she encounters a coterie of virgins about to be sold to steampunk-looking warlords, she must fight to rescue them. Numerous bits of scenery-chewing and Flash-animation explosions appear to ensue." Both of the Mad Sheila films are directed by Lu Lei, who is also the CEO of production company New Media Films. The first film is already available on "Tencent" VOD system in China, but we don't expect these to show up in the US anytime soon. Anyone interested anyway?