Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Resident Evil: Retribution”) will star in and produce Australian director Kimble Rendall’s new 3D English-language sci-fi action thriller “Nest” for Darclight.
The story involves a team of scientists who lose a colleague in an ancient labyrinth and must battle their way through a swarm of deadly, man-eating and quite smart funnel web spiders.
The Chinese-Australian co-production, the largest to date, is currently in the midst of pre-production on Australia’s Gold Coast. Rising Sun Pictures will handle the film’s visual effects.
Rendall shot “Bait 3D” several years ago – a similar Chinese-Australian joint venture that went on to gross $25 million at the Chinese box office. Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye, Serena Deng and Mark Lazarus will produce.