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Friday 12 January 2018


Asura China / United States Movie
Movie: Asura
Chinese Title: 阿修罗 / Ah Xiu Luo
Release Date: TBA
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Peng
Screenwriter: Adam Chanzit
Production Company: Ningxia Film Group, Zhen Jian Yingye
Producer: Yang Hongtao, Yang Zhenjian
Origin: China / United States
Source: Based on Buddhist mythology Asura

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Asura represents the realm of desire and the movie seeks to put its own interpretation as it tells a legendary adventure revolving around divine beings and humans.

The core concept for Asura is born out of the East Asian beliefs surrounding the six great divisions in the wheel of karma. Life does not end as reincarnation occurs within the different realms. The ideology came from India thousands of years ago and has long been integrated into Chinese culture.

Fun Facts

  • Filming began June 2016.
  • Wu Lei was the only member of the cast who attended the filming ceremony which added to the mystery behind the production and its cast members.
  • It is the first part of a fantasy trilogy. The film focuses on Asura and explores the realm of heaven and earth. The subsequent films will explore the realm of the demon beasts, hungry spirits and hell.
  • It is Zhang Peng's directorial debut. He started out as a Hollywood stunt coordinator.
  • It is believed to be the most expensive production ever in China at a cost of around USD 100 million to make and was the result of 3 years of preparation and hard work by a creative team that helmed from 13 different countries.
  • Newcomer Zhang Yi Shang bested 100 hopefuls after four months of rigorous selection to win the role as the leading lady. Her appearance in the movie is quite similar to that of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
  • During the movie's press conference in Beijing, Carina Lau joked that the film which took two years to complete took so long that Wu Lei has gone from being a kid to an adult. Wu Lei turned 18 on December 26, 2017.
  • Merely days after it premiered on July 13, 2018, it was announced that Asura has been pulled from theaters as of July 15 22:00. Fans empathized with the cast and crew for their hard work, especially towards lead actor Wu Lei who was just on tour to promote the movie.

Asura Leo Wu Lei Leo Wu Lei as Ru Yi A Xiu Luo Wang Zhi Dong Cha Zhi Tou
Asura Tony Leung Ka-fai Tony Leung Ka-fai as A Xiu Luo Wang Zhi Yu Wang Zhi Tou
Asura Carina Lau Carina Lau as A Xiu Luo Wang Zhi Mou Lue Zhi Tou
Asura Zhang Yishang Zhang Yishang as Hua Rui
Asura Wang Tiejun Wang Tiejun as Tu Ka

Supporting Cast
  • Ai Ru Yi (爱如意) by G . E . M . G . E . M . Deng Zi Qi (G.E.M.邓紫棋)

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