Viy-2' Film Release Date, Spoilers: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Rutger Hauer Team Up

By Gloven Ramos , Updated Nov 03, 2016 06:30 AM EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Rutger Hauer in 'Viy-2'. A Russian-Chinese adventure fantasy movie and the sequel to the 2014 movie Russian box-office hit 'Viy'.

The movie is directed by Oleg Stepchenko. 'Viy-2', also known as 'Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery' focuses on the adventures of Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng), an English traveller who is assigned to draw a map of Russia's Far East. Along the way, Green encounters interesting characters and martial-arts masters.

'Viy 2' was shot in China, and is now in post-production. Earlier reports say China is investing $15 million in the film with total budget of $36 million.

As for now, the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger on 'Viy-2' movie wasn't revealed by the filmmakers, but one of the leading roles, together with Jason Fleming as Jonathan Green whose also the lead character of the first movie, will be played by Jackie Chan. Other movie stars are expected to join the cast, likes; Charles Dance, Martin Klebba , and Christopher Fairbank.

The plot of the original movie 'Viy' is set also in the 18th century. Jonathan Green sets out on a journey to map the lands in Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed forest. It was based on the horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol and co-produced by Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. It was released in 2014 and grossed $34.6 million, making it the year's top-grossing local film in the country.

'Viy-2 movie cast are knows on their roles in their pass movies and shows. Fans are expecting good and better than its original movie. Many sequel movies are rated as disappointments when instead of much better than the first film, it comes out to dismay fans expecting too much.

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