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    Story of Empires of the Deep, the $100 million 10 year chinese movie

    Sunk — The Atavist Magazine

    That is an insane read, super long but crazy as fuck to read. tl;dr - Chinese billionaire decides to make a western style blockbuster (Avatar, etc) in China in 2007. Goes through a ton of hires over the years, including the guy who directed Empire Strikes Back. Starts filming in 2010. One of the western actresses has to literally flee to escape the set. Film has not yet been released. The main "star" is Olga Kuryenko, who was in Quantum of Solace.

    Trailer for the movie, from 4 years ago



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    Violette began to cry. “This is bullshit,” she said, “I’m done.”

    She left the tent and walked across the rocks to tell Rao she was quitting. On the way, she ran into Lawrence, who told her that he’d heard that Jiang planned to fire her. “Good,” she said, “because I’m quitting anyway.” Lawrence told her to let Jiang fire her so she could keep her wages.

    Violette hiked back to the hotel to pack her bags. She called Harrison Liang; her contract stipulated that production owed her a ticket home, and she wanted one now.

    Two days later, no ticket had arrived. Liang told her that the production would not pay for her ticket and demanded that she repay all of the salary she’d earned so far. He threatened to sue her in a Chinese court. (Liang didn’t reply to requests for an interview.)
    Violette and Berg’s passports were at the production office, so Violette called an American consulate for help. The official on the phone advised them to make their way to the nearest U.S. consulate, either in Guangzhou or Shanghai.

    The couple met with Lawrence to plan an escape. They decided that in the evening Lawrence would call an all-hands production meeting in the hotel lobby. While the crew was distracted, Violette and Berg would slip out a window.

    That night, with the entire production gathered around the director, the couple scurried down a hallway unnoticed. They dumped their luggage out the window and crawled after it. Then they walked down to a riverbank beyond the hotel grounds and hiked along the river until they found a spot narrow enough to cross. They waded through the water, carrying their luggage above their heads, and then climbed up the steep embankment on the other side.

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    First heard about this movie from one of our brosefs here at Rerolled/FoH. I thought his username was something like Nekki, but I can't find that, so maybe he didn't make the transition or deleted it, or I'm remembering wrong. Either way, I don't think it is out of line to mention that his real name is Maxx Maulion because he promoted his other movie, Tony Tango on the boards, even providing tits if I remember correctly. He also has a super hot wife that does videos about things like pole dancing, which he also promoted here (or FoH, same thing). I've been peripherally keeping tabs on this movie and the Tony Tango one in the hopes of someday seeing them (even following him on Facebook, fucker has recently lost a lot of weight and looks good, no homo), but apparently I didn't pay that close attention because it seems I could be watching Tony Tango right fucking now on Amazon Prime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vvoid View Post
    First heard about this movie from one of our brosefs here at Rerolled/FoH. I thought his username was something like Nekki, but I can't find that, so maybe he didn't make the transition or deleted it, or I'm remembering wrong. Either way, I don't think it is out of line to mention that his real name is Maxx Maulion because he promoted his other movie, Tony Tango on the boards, even providing tits if I remember correctly. He also has a super hot wife that does videos about things like pole dancing, which he also promoted here (or FoH, same thing). I've been peripherally keeping tabs on this movie and the Tony Tango one in the hopes of someday seeing them (even following him on Facebook, fucker has recently lost a lot of weight and looks good, no homo), but apparently I didn't pay that close attention because it seems I could be watching Tony Tango right fucking now on Amazon Prime!
    The Tony Tango thing was actually kinda funny, forgot about that guy- wonder where he is now.

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    This is either WB's grimdark version of The Little Mermaid, or what the AquaMan movie is going to look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vvoid View Post
    First heard about this movie from one of our brosefs here at Rerolled/FoH. I thought his username was something like Nekki, but I can't find that, so maybe he didn't make the transition or deleted it, or I'm remembering wrong. Either way, I don't think it is out of line to mention that his real name is Maxx Maulion because he promoted his other movie, Tony Tango on the boards, even providing tits if I remember correctly. He also has a super hot wife that does videos about things like pole dancing, which he also promoted here (or FoH, same thing). I've been peripherally keeping tabs on this movie and the Tony Tango one in the hopes of someday seeing them (even following him on Facebook, fucker has recently lost a lot of weight and looks good, no homo), but apparently I didn't pay that close attention because it seems I could be watching Tony Tango right fucking now on Amazon Prime!
    oh shit I remember him, yeah I thought the face of the dude looked familiar. haha that must be an awesome story he has about his year on a weird ass chinese movie playing the fat best friend

    I loved the part in the article where it said the chinese food wasn't keep him fat enough so he had to import oreos and peanut butter and eat it in secret

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    My brain says it is Nehrak, but I'm not positive I can trust it since it's been almost 4 years since we came to this community. Sort of like that eli1989 or whatever guy who made the amateur films. Pretty sure I did not translate either name 100% accurately =/

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    Navare, or Navarre maybe.

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    Nehrak sounds more right than anything else I've seen.

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