|Wu reaches peak|
BY wangxingwei from 21st Century|
China’s top action star, Wu Jing, is going to conquer Qomolangma.
Wu stars in a film called The Climbers. It is based on the real-life expeditionof four Chinese mountaineers in 1960, who were the world’s first to climb Qomolangma’s north side successfully.
The mega-production produced by the Shanghai Film Group Corp, which features two generations of Chinese mountaineers who scaled Mount Qomolangma from the perilous north side in 1960 and 1975, pays tribute to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
It hit the screens in cinemas across the Chinese mainland, in North America and the United Kingdom, on Sept 30.
More than 2,000 spectacular special effects shots by veteran international visual artists have also been included to best present the Chinese team's expedition in tackling the world's highest peak, according to Ren Zhonglun, chairman of the Shanghai Film Group Corp.
The film, which took around 14 months to make, features an A-list cast including Wu Jing, who is known for his role in Wolf Warrior and The Wandering Earth, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Yi, Jackie Chan and Wang Jingchun.
The film vividly presents the heroic deeds of China’s mountaineering heroes. The crew braved the harsh environment while filming. Wu told journalists in an interview that he experienced a bad cold and altitude sickness during shooting.
“It was important to understand how difficult it was for these mountaineers, and to appreciate how they behold the highest mountain with awe,” said the actor.
"In the movie there are many moments when I felt like crying but we're somewhat stopped," said Wu. "We resonate with The Climbers because each one of us is a climber in life."
(Translator & Editor: Wang Xingwei AND Luo Sitian)