Production of the sequel of the Russian thriller Viy based on Nikolai Gogol’s book has been started.
The film under the title Viy-2. Journey to China is expected to be released in 2016. It was reported at the official webpage of the Viy film in one of the popular social networking sites. The note includes a photo of Jackie Chan with an inscription: “In case of war he will be on our side”. However, the film makers have not yet informed if the world renowned Chinese actor will take part in this project.
“The scenario has already been approved. The characters have been worked on. From July 1 we are opening the preparatory period. We are happy about our Chinese partners. We are going to tell the details and nuances of the new project soon!” - the official webpage reads.
It is a reminder that the modern version of Viy was directed by Oleg Stepchenko. The film production was started in 2005 and completed nine years later, at the end of January 2014. The 3D blockbuster has collected nearly 40 million American dollars.
Author: Vera Ivanova