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

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