THE RESCUE is the first film to showcase the China Rescue & Salvage (CRS), a lesser-known division of the Chinese Coast Guard. Founded in 1951, the unit is charged with responding to all maritime emergencies on Chinese waters, which range from shipwreck salvage missions to marine firefighting.
Boasting one of the biggest budgets ever for a Chinese film at $100 million, the stunt- and pyrotechnic-filled spectacle features an A-list Hollywood production team that includes Academy Award-winning cinematographer Peter Pau (“Crouching Tiger”, “Hidden Dragon”, “The Forbidden Kingdom”), production designer Martin Laing (“Titanic”, “Clash of the Titans”) and special effects supervisor John Frazier (“Spider-Man”, “Transformers”). The film also stars major Chinese and Taiwanese talent, including Eddie Peng (“The Great Wall”), Wang Yanlin, Xin Zhilei, and Lan Yingying (“Pacific Rim Uprising”).
The film will hit theaters across the US December 18.