| Action, Drama, Thriller |
Director: Simon West
Simon West’s debut for China, called “Skyfire” is a throwback to a genre popularised in the 1970s. West who isn’t one to bring attention to his films in labeling them as a “Simon West Film”, dabbles in his first visual effects heavy project. West and his writers Wei Bu and Sidney King, makes sure to tick off every box in the ‘disaster movie’ playbook. West’s attempt at a disaster flick is successful and hopes to dazzle audiences with it’s grand spectacle and massive amounts of property damage.
Geologist Wentao Li (Xueqi Wang) vowed he would never return to Tianhuo Island after a catastrophic volcano eruption tragically killed his wife. But 20 years later, his daughter Meng (Hannah Quinlivan) continues his research work on the island that took her mother’s life, developing a brilliant eruption forecasting system that could save countless lives. The island has now been transformed into a thrill-seeking theme park by greedy businessman Jack Harris (Jason Isaacs) despite Meng’s warnings. She was right. Distraught over his daughter’s safety, Wentao lands on the island as the volcano begins to erupt. It’s a race against the clock to save his daughter, and the tourists and villagers from the apocalyptic chaos.
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 12, 2021 Limited
Release Date (Streaming): Feb 12, 2021
Runtime: 1h 37m