Sci-fi disaster film The Wandering Earth releases trailer

With the impending destruction of the sun, humans must build a giant propeller on Earth itself to seek a new home. To prepare for the 2500 year journey to their new home, they must mobilize all resources to move everyone underground while setting up the mechanisms for the Earth to leave the solar system before the sun destroys them all.

Based on the short story of the same name by Liu Cixin (The Three Body Problem), The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 stars Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat, and Zhao Jinmai as a team set to build the propeller, while Wu Jing guest stars as an astronaut. The film is set for a Chinese New Year release in 2019.

Also, if you’re a Liu Cixin fan, he’s having a talk in NYC on November 5th. More info here.


6 thoughts on “Sci-fi disaster film The Wandering Earth releases trailer

  1. Ahh, I’ve been looking for an article about this movie. I heard that the author received a Hugo Award for his novel The Three Problem, so I’m curious about this Wandering Earth (a different novel). Has anyone read it? How good is it?

    • yes he did. he is lucky in that he got Ken Liu who is himself a first rate SF writer to translate the trilogy. same year ( or next ) Hao Jingfing won in short story section for “folding beijing”. its translation is available online for free.

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