Adapted from a popular sci-fi romantic novel by writer Jiang Nan, “Shanghai Fortress” stars Hong Kong actor Shu Qi (The Assassin, 2015) and Chinese Singer-cum-actor Lu Han (The Great Wall, 2016).
Filmmaker Teng Huatao, popular for Sky of Love, Romantic comedy Up in the Wind, would be directing the film. The futuristic visuals of the film is accomplished with the help of Hollywood VFX team.
Set in the future, the city of Shanghai China battles to defend itself against an ongoing attack by an alien force that has attacked that has laid siege to numerous cities around the globe in its quest to harvest hidden energy only found on earth.
Shanghai Fortress releases domestically on August 9, 2019.