Feng Xiaogang’s 1942 Teaser Trailer with English Subtitles//
The first teaser for Feng Xiaogang’s (Aftershock) Henan famine historical drama simply titled 1942, or Remembering 1942 in its tentative title in English, has been released.
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The film stars Feng Xiaogang’s muse, Fan Xu — who also starred in Feng’s record-breaking drama Aftershock – as well as Zhang Hanyu (Assembly, Bodyguards and Assassins) and Academy Award winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody, in relatively smaller roles. It is based on the novel by Zhenyun Liu — who also adapted it to the screen, revolves around the devastating 1942 famine in China’s Henan province that killed more than 3 million people, at the last lag of Japan’s invasion of the country during World War II.
With a production timeline of nearly 18 years and a budget of $30M USD, Huayi Brothers has been attached to the project since its inception in 1993. They are hoping for a late 2012 release.