Barbie Hsu Goes Rogue in MILLION DOLLAR CROCODILE!

James Marsh, Asian Editor
No this isn't the reptilian sequel to Million Dollar Baby (although that would be awesome), but closer to a Mainland Chinese reimagining of Greg McLean's Rogue. Taiwanese starlet Barbie Hsu (Connected, Reign Of Assassins) plays a vengeful bride-to-be who goes after a giant maneating crocodile after it eats her purse. The escaped reptile, apparently named Mao (surely there isn't a political subtext there?), flees its captors when in transit to a new wildlife reserve. While wreaking havoc on the local community, Mao inadvertently swallows Hsu's handbag, which contains 100,000 Euros worth of wedding cash!! So, in her desperation she hires a gang of hunters, including Guo Tao and Lam Suet, to track down and kill the beast.

Set to open in China on 8 June, the film is directed by Lin LIsheng and the first teaser is now online. Frankly it looks ridiculous, but the crocodile CGI doesn't actually look all that bad in these brief glimpses and I'm holding onto the possibility that this might yield some guilty delights. See for yourself below!

Many thanks to @TheGoldenRock for the link!
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "The escaped reptile, apparently named Mao (surely there isn't a political subtext there?), "

    That would be nice.....a chinese horror comedy with a political subtext...and yes, CGI looks pretty decent at times. Love croc films...

  • Hugo Ozman

    And the tagline on the poster says, 'Sometimes humans eat fish, sometimes fish eat humans.'

  • James Marsh

    And of course, crocodiles are the deadliest fish of all ;-)

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