China’s most expensive film to-date has a trailer. Zhang Yimou’s epic depicting the Nanking Massacre of 1937 has already been selected as the country’s official contender at next year’s Oscars. The project made headlines around the world when Christian Bale was cast in the lead role. This ambitious war story is principally in Mandarin. Bale plays John Haufman, an American caught in Japan’s invasion of China in 1937. In a Nanking cathedral, Haufman fights to protect a collection of young girls from the Imperial Army. The film is set for a 16 December release in China, with a large international release already in the works.
Check out the trailer over at Twitch