MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Four years after the worldwide box-office success of the 2019 futuristic blockbuster The Wandering Earth comes the prequel The Wandering Earth II, to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures exclusively in cinemas in the Philippines on May 31.
The Wandering Earth II, released in China and the U.S. in January in time for the Chinese New Year, has earned USD 604 million, making it so far the third highest-grossing movie of the year in terms of box-office numbers.
In the prequel, after learning that the sun is rapidly burning out and will obliterate Earth in the process, humans build enormous engines to propel the planet to a new solar system, far out of reach of the sun’s fiery flares. However, the journey out into the universe is perilous, and humankind’s last shot at survival will depend on a group of young people brave enough to step up and execute a dangerous, life-or-death operation to save the earth. The film is directed by Frant Gwo and stars Andy Lau and Wu Jing.
The Wandering Earth, released in 2019, holds the top five spot as highest-grossing non-English film of all time.