Bringing the Asian phenomenon to the big screen

This month, Asia takes the centerstage in theatres as SM Cinema brings you two novel-based movies highlighting Asian characters and locations with Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg.

Bringing the Asian phenomenon to the big screen
Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a promotional photo for 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Dubbed as the first big-budget, the non-period film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian ensemble cast, Crazy Rich Asians is based on the best-selling novel with the same title by Kevin Kwan. 

The film features Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding) as they go to Singapore for a wedding. Rachel learns that Nick’s family is one of Singapore’s richest clans. Given this situation, Rachel must now contend with the socialites, relatives and most of all, Nick’s mother, who cannot accept their relationship. 

Shot in different countries in Asia and another book-to-movie adaptation based on Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, director Jon Turteltaub reimagines the story of the prehistoric shark in his latest movie, The Meg. 

The movie follows the life of an expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham). Five years ago, he had a mission in the Philippine Trench but was forced to abort it because he and his crew were attacked by a 70-foot sea creature, but he was left with no evidences to prove it. 

After a series of unfortunate events, Jonas must save lives of the people he loves and face his greatest fear – the Carcharodon Megalodon, the largest predator ever existed. Joining Statham are Asian actors, Li Bingbing as Suyin Zhang and Winston Chao as Dr. Minway Zhang.

Bringing the Asian phenomenon to the big screen
Jason Statham (center) in 'The Meg,' the reimagined story of a prehistoric shark. 
Catch Crazy Rich Asians starting Aug. 22 in SM Cinema branches nationwide and don’t miss The Meg now playing at IMAX theatres and SM Cinema branch near you. Book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.

Topics: SM Cinema , Crazy Rich Asians , The Meg , Kevin Kwan , Jason Statham
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