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

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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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Reader Feedback - 42 Comments

1

eeeek it was ok at first then by the end my face melted off

Brandon V. Fletcher on Oct 23, 2012

2

Isn't this the Avatar sequel.

j2k on Oct 23, 2012

3

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.

beevis on Oct 23, 2012

4

100 million and that's what they come up with?

RDG on Oct 23, 2012

5

It's so bad that the film-hipsters would love it. I smell cult-classic.

slowpokee on Oct 23, 2012

6

It might actually be a cult classic since nobody seems to have proclaimed it to be one before it even came out...

BloodwerK on Oct 23, 2012

7

Wow I couldnt even get thru the trailer, fx look horrible! Major suckage!

bjallman on Oct 23, 2012

8

Looks pretty decent for a tv serie

TOONFED on Oct 23, 2012

9

look like a syfy movie, not even a good one.

truong18 on Oct 23, 2012

10

oh no! CRAB PEOPLE!!!!!

DoomCanoe on Oct 23, 2012

11

yikes... a 100 million dollar student reel.

Mayor McCheese on Oct 23, 2012

12

you need your knife? check chains? check rocks? check lazerbeams? check murmaider! murmaider! murmaider!

Richie G on Oct 23, 2012

13

"THERE ARE NO FINGERPRINTS DEEP UNDER WATER!"

Chris Amaya on Oct 23, 2012

14

If nothing else, this trailer inspired me to youtube that Dethklok vid. Thanks, t'is great when someone recognises a quote

Richie G on Oct 24, 2012

15

I'm a big Dethklok fan lol.

Chris Amaya on Oct 24, 2012

16

Clash/Wrath of the Mermaids!

well then.. on Oct 23, 2012

17

Were the SFX made in MS Word?

Zeeshopper on Oct 23, 2012

18

Love Olga but com'mon

Rich Hill on Oct 23, 2012

19

What happened to her career?I liked her in Centurion even though the movie was kinda meh...still have to see Seven Psychopaths...

a dude on Oct 23, 2012

20

$100 million?? Man, it looks so cheap...

leinergroove on Oct 23, 2012

21

how does one spend 100 million $ and gets effects this crappy? only thing I enjoyed was the LOtR soundtrack, end of all things.

Ege Sรถnmez on Oct 23, 2012

22

you need your knife? check chains? check rocks? check lazerbeams? check Murmaider! Murmaider! Murmaider!

Richie G on Oct 23, 2012

23

put this in twice and can't delete for some reason

Richie G on Oct 24, 2012

24

Was that slowdown I noticed near the end of the trailer?!?!

Chris Amaya on Oct 23, 2012

25

The Monster Roll is much better than this

nubie on Oct 23, 2012

26

What is this? 1999?

Jordan on Oct 23, 2012

27

I was sorto digging it there for about 3 seconds then it started to look like a computer game from the Sega Megadrive.

Carpola on Oct 23, 2012

28

APRIL FOOOOOOLLLLLLSSSSSS!!!!

BiII_CLinton on Oct 23, 2012

29

That must have been one heck of a $129 million dollar party!

LMA on Oct 23, 2012

30

u got tat right.. Spend it all on parties and nothing to make the movies lol

stevenfreestyler on Oct 24, 2012

31

Did anyone else see the Scorpion King cameo? Pure poo poo.

JohnQuintin on Oct 23, 2012

32

CHeEsy!!!

The Truth on Oct 23, 2012

33

even the shittiest student films look epic compared to this turd

hrv on Oct 24, 2012

34

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.

Baron the Curse on Oct 24, 2012

35

this is how avatar will look to us in 10 years ๐Ÿ™‚

bigbob on Oct 24, 2012

36

this is how avatar will look to us in 10 years back ๐Ÿ™‚

stevenfreestyler on Oct 24, 2012

37

This. Looks. God. Awful.

Clayton on Oct 24, 2012

38

New Power Rangers movie?

Jerry Camp on Oct 24, 2012

39

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...

stevenfreestyler on Oct 24, 2012

40

That, ladies & gentlemen, is what we here in the industry call a 'cluster fuck!'

Akira Money โ™• on Oct 26, 2012

41

I was soooooooooooo excited about Olga being a mermaid ๐Ÿ™ Why'd this have to happen

booooo on Nov 5, 2012

42

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

booooo on Nov 5, 2012

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