Sky Hunter 空天猎 is a Chinese movie about an elite air force taking to the skies to defend national interests and uphold peace. It sounds like a typical trajectory for any action hero except with aviation as its battleground, but what makes this so hype-worthy is that it is upping the ante to go big on special effects, what’s more, it brings together power couple Fan Bing Bing and Li Chen as the main leads.
The movie also marks Li Chen’s directorial debut, and it’s especially meaningful for him who comes from a military family. Even though he has never joined the army (he’s an actor and plays the resident tough guy in the variety show Keep Running), the project is special to him as he has always dreamed of making a movie like it.
The cast also includes Wang Qian Yuan (The Battle at the Dawn), Li Jia Hang (Surgeons), Zhao Da, Li Chen Hao, Guo Ming Yu, Ye Liu and Lu Si Yu with special appearances by veteran actors Wu Xiu Bo (Advisors Alliance) and Wang Xue Qi.
Given the theme, I can understand why this could be the next blockbuster after Wolf Warriors 2, and it just might if it packs on the same entertainment value. I read a comment that this movie has the potential to be a smashing hit but probably not like Wolf Warrior, and I have to agree.
Release Date: September 30, 2017 September 29, 2017
Source: Official Weibo