Heavenly king and Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (Shock Wave 2) has reportedly been confirmed to star in The Wandering Earth 2, a sequel to the box office science fiction hit released in 2019.
According to Far East Films, Lau announced in a recent broadcast that he will join the cast and reunite with his Shaolin (2011) co-star Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2), who is set to return for the sequel.
The Wandering Earth is based on a book by the same name written by science fiction writer Liu Cixin.
Grossing $700 million worldwide when released in 2019, the first film starred late veteran actor Ng Man-Tat (Shaolin Soccer) who recently passed away from liver cancer on February 27th this year.
The Wandering Earth 2 will be directed again by Frant Gwo and distributed by China Film Group.
The sequel is scheduled to be released during Lunar New Year in 2023.
SOURCE: Far East Films