Lee-Hom Wang to star in Stan Lee’s Annihilator
Story by Jack Foley
ACTOR-singer Lee-Hom Wang is to star in the big screen adaptation of Stan Lee’s Annihilator.
According to Variety, the actor will play a young Chinese expatriate who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret US super soldier scheme.
By doing so, he must undergo a rigorous gauntlet of tests and experiments, which he is able to survive thanks to ‘his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts’.
Dan Gilroy, of The Bourne Legacy fame, is penning the script.
Commenting on the casting choice, Eric Mika, of producer Magic Storm Entertainment said in a statement: “He [Wang] not only adds value to the character, but also appeals to a global audience and he has great passion for this particular role and film.
Born in New York, Wang has since become a huge Chinese music star after entering a competition in Taiwan and has more than 35 million followers on Chinese social media network Weibo.
As an actor, he has also appeared in Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution (pictured) and Love in Disguise, which he also directed.
He is currently shooting Michael Mann’s untitled cyber-terrorism thriller alongside Chris Hemsworth.
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