Eric Mika, chief-executive of Magic Storm Entertainment had this to say about the new partnership:
"Barry is the perfect partner at every level to produce a film of this magnitude that targets a global market, including mainland China,
"Barry's talents combined with Dan Gilroy's explosive script makes Stan Lee's treatment extremely powerful and a cornerstone for a unique franchise."
"Annihilator" which Lee describes as "the perfect Chinese 'hero'", tells the story of a young expatriate named Ming, who is forced to partake in a secret US super soldier program involving use of targeted genetic enhancements from various animal species. Having survived the nearly fatal procedure thanks to his family's traditional practice of Qijong and martial arts, he is now tasked with using his newly enhanced skillset to not only confront a formidable old enemy, but face his own inner demons as well.
No word has been given yet on casting or who will choreograph the action or direct the film.
I gotta say...I do wonder if this will begin a new trend of martial arts superhero films...
One can only hope. :-)
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