Extended edition of Chinese sci-fi blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’ to be re-released in theaters

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/11/24 15:18:40

Promotion material of The Wandering Earth: Beyond 2020 Special Edition Photo: Sina Weibo

Chinese moviegoers expressed their excitement after a 35-second-long trailer was released on Tuesday for an extended version of Chinese science-fiction blockbuster film The Wandering Earth

Originally released on February 5, 2019, The Wandering Earth went on to earn more than 4.68 billion yuan ($710.8 million) at the box office. It is currently the third highest earning film in the market. 

According to an announcement on Monday, The Wandering Earth: Beyond 2020 Special Edition is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Thursday with 11minutes of newly added content.

Guo Fan, director of the film, said that the new content is based on the original short story upon which the movie is based and that some new visual effects and plots have been added.

He noted that the extended edition puts more emphasis on the idea that "time will reward those who continue going forward," Chinese news site The Paper reported.

Many Chinese netizens expressed their high anticipation for the new content.

"After watching the trailer, I wanted to rush into the cinema to watch it immediately. It made me excited again," one netizen wrote on Sina Weibo.

According to reports, tickets will be priced at 15 yuan and below, while all proceeds will be donated to charities. 


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