Air Strike (2018 film)
|Directed by||Xiao Feng|
|Produced by||Jian-Xiang Shi |
|Starring||Liu Ye |
|Music by||Liguang Wang|
Air Strike (Chinese: 大轰炸; pinyin: Dà Hōngzhà; literally: "Big Bombing") also known as The Bombing or Unbreakable Spirit is a Chinese action war-drama film directed by Xiao Feng about the Japanese bombings of the Chinese city Chongqing during World War II. Mel Gibson joined as production designer. The film stars Liu Ye, Bruce Willis, Song Seung-heon and William Chan, with special appearances by Nicholas Tse, Fan Bingbing and many others. Principal photography began in May 2015 in Shanghai, China.
- Liu Ye as Xue Gang Tou
- Bruce Willis as Jack
- Song Seung-heon as An Ming Xun / An Ming He
- William Chan as Cheng Ting
- Fan Wei as Uncle Cui
- Wu Gang as Zhao Chun
- Ma Su as Ding Lian
- Che Yongli as Yaogu
- Feng Yuanzheng as Xue Man Guan
- Janine Chang as Qian Xue
- Geng Le as Jin Xiang
- Tenma Shibuya as Sato
- Zhang Fan as Cui Liu
- Nicholas Tse as Lei Tao
- Fan Bingbing as Ye Pei Xuan
- Anthony Rogers as Ye Pei Xuan's boyfriend
- Chen Daoming as Chief of City Defense
- Simon Yam as Air Defense Commander
- Adrien Brody as Steve
- Ray Lui as Air Force Colonel
- Lei Jia as Wan Jia
- Hu Bing as Hospital Dean
- Huang Haibing as Adjutant to Jack
- Rumer Willis as Julia
- Liu Xiaoqing as Madam Zhang
- Eva Huang as Du Mei
- Kenny Bee as Governmental Officer
- Jiro Wang as Young Officer
- Cao Kefang as Patriot
- Niki Chow as Junior Patriot
Gibson's Icon Film Distribution is rumoured to have acquired the distribution rights in Australia, while Legendary Pictures is rumoured to have acquired the distribution rights in the United States, Canada and select international territories, with a planned late-2018 release through its distribution deal with Universal Pictures.
The film was filmed as a memorial for the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in WWII. Originally scheduled to be released on 17 August 2018, it was later rescheduled to be released on 26 October 2018 in order to have a same-day global release.
In October 2018, it was announced that screening plans of the film had been cancelled in China. Earlier, it was leaked by TV anchor Cui Yongyuan that Fan Bingbing, one of the film's guest actors, was involved in a tax evasion scandal when starring in this film. However screening in USA went as scheduled.
The all-English dubbed version is available for rental on Amazon and will be released on iTunes and as Blu-Ray on December 18, 2018.
- Flying Tigers, the First American Volunteer Group (1AVG) of the Chinese Air Force
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