Producers of Chinese director Jiang Wen’s Gone With the Bullets believe that this will be the film to surpass the record-breaking Transformers: Age of Extinction in China’s box office when it opens this winter.
The film is a follow up to 2010’s incredibly successful Let the Bullets Fly, which took in a considerable $110 million following its release. While Michael Bay’s Transformers earned a so far undefeated $301 million in China’s box office this year, producers behind Gone With the Bullets are confident that the upcoming film will be even more popular among Chinese movie-goers for its superior story line (not really a boasting point).
“The story is way better than that of Transformers 4,” said Dede Nickerson, head of production and strategic development at Sony Pictures, during a press conference.
One executive from Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate owned substantially by Wang Jianlin, said that the their biggest fear is that there will be a shortage of tickets because the movie is going to be too popular.
Gone With the Bullets stars Jiang along with Xiang Feitian, Shu Qi and Zhou Yun, and is set in Shanghai in the 1920s. The movie’s release date is December 18.