Simon West helmed the original 2001 “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” film starring Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig, and now he’s set to take on a Chinese project with a similar style – co-directing the feature “The Legend Hunters” alongside its screenwriter Li Yifan.
The story follows a team as they try to raid a tomb made by master tomb raiders. Wanda Pictures and Saints Entertainment are producing the film which is the next installment in the ‘Mojin’ universe, based on the popular fantasy novel series “Ghost Blows Out the Light” by Zhang Muye.
The books are so popular they’ve been adapted numerous times. Zhang Hanyu, Jiang Wu and Celina Jade lead the cast of the project which opens next July.
Zhang Wang produces the project which is already halfway through shooting at the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis. Filming wraps mid-August in Russia with filming to take place at Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg.