The high-flying and non-stop thrilling action movie “Lost in the Pacific” starring Superman’s Brandon Routh aboard on the maiden flight of a giant, luxury aircraft called The Titanic in the Sky. Unfortunately, just like its historical ocean counterpart, the plane hits an abandoned aircraft carrier on its first voyage and its pilot, played by Chinese actress Zhang Yuqi, must try to land on an island in the middle of the Pacific.
Directed by Vincent Zhou, “Lost in the Pacific” is China’s first sci-fi action in English language and boasts of an impressive production crew including visual effects supervisor Bruce Jones (“The Italian Job,” “Star Trek”), art director Ian Bailie (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) and Stareast Digital Lab and Venture 3D and Scott Winig serves as director of photography. It was clear that the Chinese production pulled out all the stops with international actors that also includes Oscar nominees Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack for the sound editing, and Academy Award winner Mark Paterson for the final sound mixing of the movie.
“Lost in the Pacific” is a futuristic riveting sci-fi thriller following a group of passengers stranded on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean after their luxury airliner makes an emergency landing. To make matters worse, as they try their best to survive and figure out a way to get the plane back in the air, they soon learn the island has been overrun with strange mutated creatures that take passengers off, one by one. Once in the air again, the two surviving military personnel set course for a secret military base. Little do they know, they’ve taken a sinister stowaway along for the ride. Routh plays a mysterious chef of the plane where Zhang Yuqi takes on the seat of the plane’s pilot. Zhang Yuqi, was recently voted “the most beautiful Asian face and has earned her fame in the world of cinema for her roles in the Chinese box office hits “A Hope (CJ7)” and “White Deer Plain.”
Director Zhou enthused that “We are excited to be working with Arclight Films on the recent launch of “Lost in the Pacific.” Huace film studio will be our main domestic distributor in China, and it will be the first Chinese movie to be distributed by its own distribution department. Huace is the second largest public company in the entertainment industry in China and has been developing a successful model for distribution and looks forward to the film’s release later this year.”
“With complex character relationships, dark, mysterious creatures all in groundbreaking 3D with top-of-the-line visual effects and a celebrated team both in front of and behind the camera, the film has all the makings of a worldwide box office hit,” said Ying Ye of Arclight Films, the company representing worldwide rights on “Lost in the Pacific” outside of China. Ye is also an executive producer on the film.
“I am thrilled to be working with such an amazingly talented cast and the exceptional team behind-the-scenes on Lost in the Pacific,” said Zhou. “We will bring an adventure of monumental proportions to audiences all over the world that will keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end, and even after they leave the theatre. A film like Lost in the Pacific has all the makings of an international success story on a global scale. Buyers from all territories see enormous potential in Lost in the Pacific.”
“Lost in the Pacific” opens March 16 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.