Singing Sensation Wang Leehom to Star in Adaptation of Stan Lee’s ‘Annihilator’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Wang Leehom
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Magic Storm Entertainment is producing the project

Singer-actor Wang Leehom is set to star in Magic Storm Entertainment’s adaptation of Stan Lee’s “Annihilator.”

The film is a co-production between Magic Storm Entertainment, who partners with Lee’s Pow! Entertainment banner and the Chinese state-run National Film Capital. “The Bourne Legacy” scribe Dan Gilroy is penning the script

Based on the comicbook series, the story revolves around a young Chinese expatriate who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret U.S. super soldier program.” After a grueling gauntlet of tests and experiments, he survives thanks to “his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts.”

Pic is also being produced by Magic Storm Entertainment and Falconer Pictures.

“He 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,” Magic Storm CEO Eric Mika said in statement.

Leehom, who was born in New York, became a huge Chinese music star after entering a competition in Taiwan. He numbers more than 35 million followers on Chinese social media network Weibo and has appeared in films including “Lust, Caution” and “Love in Disguise,” which he also directed.

He is currently filming Michael Mann’s untitled cyber-terrorism film starring Chris Hemsworth. He is repped by Untitled Entertainment and UNEW.

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  1. Sue says:

    As of April 2015 he has 51 million plus followers . I think he is an incredible musician.

  2. 517 says:

    Can’t wait to see Leehom in North American theatres!

  3. Alice Zindagi says:

    F*ck. Yes. I love every minute of seeing Asian men gain prominence in major media productions. Even better is the fact that they let a Chinese character actually be played by someone who is ethnically Chinese. All too often we see Asian roles usurped by actors who Hollywood sees as being more marketable or popular – namely, white actors. It’s high time that we see Asian actors have bigger and more numerous roles. They’re here. They exist. They’re a major proportion of the population. This is progress:

  4. lagordabella says:

    Love you Leehom! <3

  5. Mei Fang says:

    congratz ! and all d best in shooting ! =D

  6. Ivan says:

    Love the news! Can’t wait to see Leehom!

  7. Congrats to Wang Leeholm! I have high hopes for his acting and singing careers!

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