Credit: Trailer – The Wandering Earth/Screengrab/Inside Outer Space

Forget about shooting off interstellar probes, chips, plaques and records, or keepsake mementos…whatever.

How about launching the Earth outward?

China’s “The Wandering Earth,” is set to hit Chinese movie screens on February 5 of next year – Chinese New Year in Chinese theaters.

The film is adapted from a same name short story novel in 2000 by Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin.

The movie stars Guangjie Li, Chuxiao Qu, Man Tat Ng, Jinmai Zhao, Jing Wu.

Credit: Trailer – The Wandering Earth/Screengrab/Inside Outer Space

Centuries-long journey

Liu’s “Wandering Earth” depicts how humans, endangered by a dying and swelling Sun, erect gigantic engines to hurl the planet out of the solar system, setting it on a centuries-long journey in search of a new sun.

Gong Geer, the producer of the film, told Xinhua news agency: “We hope the plot, characters and scenes in the film can impress our audience as being Chinese, as this is a very Chinese story.”

“Westerners may be surprised by the idea of humans leaving with the Earth instead of fleeing in spacecraft,” Gong told Xinhua.”What they may see in this film is the Chineses’ dedication to the land, as nurtured in the country’s long agricultural history.”

Credit: Trailer – The Wandering Earth/Screengrab/Inside Outer Space

 

 

Trailers

The official trailers have been released, offering a look at various scenes, including a frozen “2044 Shanghai Olympic Mansion” and a massive “Earth Engine” towering over the Great Wall.

Take a look at these videos at:

https://youtu.be/MLcghUzzQCg

https://youtu.be/NyLn3TPBLFg

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