Renny Harlin to direct the upcoming Chinese film ‘Operation Somalia’

Operation Somalia, which is touted to have a budget of $30 million will be co-produced by Mythological Universe, Mailang Pictures and Jindun Film & Television Center of the Ministry of Public Security.

Renny Harlin Renny Harlin to direct the upcoming Chinese film ‘Operation Somalia’ Source : Press

The former Hollywood director, who has found a new abode in Chinese film industry is all set to work the upcoming Chinese action-thriller film called 'Operation Somalia'. The Hollywood director has in his past, directed film like Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger.  

'Operation Somali' will be the director's fourth film in three years that he would be doing in Chinese-language. The film was announced earlier on Sunday at the Shanghai International Film Festival, where it was also announced that apart from 'Operation Somali' the director would also be directing another Chinese-language film called 'Hanging Coffins', which will also be an action-thriller that will be produced by Shanghai Film Group.

Operation Somalia, which is touted to have a budget of $30 million will be co-produced by Mythological Universe, Mailang Pictures and Jindun Film & Television Center of the Ministry of Public Security.Zhiyuan Zhang will serve as the executive producer of the film, which is set to go on floors in April 2018. The movie will be sot in China and Australia. The story of the film is based on true events that unfurled when Chinese Special Forces had to fight against Somali pirates to perform an epic rescue operation.  

Renny Harlin while talking about his association with the film said that he loves working in China and Operation Somalia gives him the type of canvas that a filmmaker can only dream of. He further added that the executive producer of the movie, Mr. Zhang has put together an exceptional production, and having the support of Jindun Film & Television Center of the Ministry of Public Security is an honor to their team.