NBA drama-queens Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony are in the news again. But no, they’re not demanding trades this time. They’re starring in a major Chinese motion picture, titled Amazing, slated for release this summer, in China. And fortunately for us, a trailer has surfaced. Take a look:
After some serious Googling, I’ve determined that Magic Johnson, Yao Ming and Yi Jianlan also make appearances. Here’s a synopsis, Google-translated, via some website that seems like Chinese Rotten Tomatoes (which rated the movie a 6.7, I’d assume out of 10).
“The movie … is intended to show a few urban white-collar basketball fans realized the truth of life in basketball the face of temptations. The hero of the film played by Huang Xiaoming is a game tester, testing a new “virtual reality basketball game, this virtual world is not so simple, even accidentally involved in some thrilling adventure.”
There’s a bit more, even less comprehensible. From what I can gather, the protagonist plays a virtual reality basketball game against NBA stars, there is a grave conflict and there is a love story. It’s like Chinese Space Jam, but for adults, I think. There are NBA stars. There’s sex appeal. This movie will sell.
I’m sure the players are making bank, and that this will be a hit in China. Aside from that, I don’t really know what is going on here.
Things I hope are in the movie:
– Lots of Yi jokes (highly unlikely since he’s a star there)
– A Jeremy Lin cameo (the movie’s been in production for three years, otherwise I’m sure he would be the star)
– The “Monstars”