Yes, I kid you not. I was skeptical at first, and even checked the date to make sure it ain’t 1st April (April’s Fool) today. Well, its 25th October, and to my small shock, the news is actually official. Empire of the Immortals, originally known as Battle of the Immortals 2 and developed by Perfect World Beijing (with Runic Games), will be using the storyline and making it into a movie. Yes, big-screen movie.
In one of my previous entries, I did posted that Perfect World is looking to expand its entertainment empire beyond MMORPGs, with drama series, movies, songs etc all in full swing in China. But I was really, really surprised when they revealed the 2 leads for the movie. The storyline, in brief, will be about the prince of Atlantis’ battles and adventures in order to protect his homeland.
The main female lead will be Tonya Anna, who will be portraying a character based on the new Dancer class. She is a supermodel in her own right, coming in 3rd in Miss Russia 2010 and signed by Louis Vuitton designer, Marc Jacobs, as the brand’s spokesperson. She has also graced other brands including Dior, Estee Lauder and Swarvoski to name a few. Being a skilled dancer as well, Perfect World stated she was the natural choice to play the role.
The other male lead (not the main one) is also a model. Damien Borowik hails from France, and is the spokeperson for fashion line Agnes B. He has also graced brands like Armani and Gucci in the past.
The main male lead has not been confirmed, but according to the official news from Perfect World, he will be a popular Hollywood superstar which will command millions in fee. Stay tuned for more news!