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Watch: Trailer For The $100 Million 3D Fiasco 'Empires Of The Deep' Starring Olga Kurylenko

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 23, 2012 at 1:29PM

We prophesized this film might be the most unintentionally hilarious 3D movie ever made, and it seems that prediction is coming true. Announced with great fanfare more than two years ago as a $100 million (though it's apparently much more than that) Chinese 3D movie production with the "Avatar" 3D camera operator Anthony Arendt lending his talents to the production, with Michael French and Jonathan Lawrence co-directing, word on the movie has been pretty much zilch since. However, it should be noted that Pitof (of the notorious "Catwoman" fame) was originally attached with Monica Bellucci in the lead, and we can't imagine he could have done much worse.
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We prophesized this film might be the most unintentionally hilarious 3D movie ever made, and it seems that prediction is coming true. Announced with great fanfare more than two years ago as a $100 million (though it's apparently much more than that) Chinese 3D movie production with the "Avatar" 3D camera operator Anthony Arendt lending his talents to the production, with Michael French and Jonathan Lawrence co-directing, word on the movie has been pretty much zilch since. However, it should be noted that Pitof (of the notorious "Catwoman" fame) was originally attached with Monica Bellucci in the lead, and we can't imagine he could have done much worse.

The first trailer has finally arrived and it looks incredibly, unbelievably awful. With all the money spent, this looks cheap and woefully put together, with the talented Kurylenko left to flounder in cast of nobodies in a silly underseas adventure, with truly shoddy special effects. James Cameron might want to get Arendt to stop advertising his association with "Avatar," and basically, no one is coming out of this looking remotely good.

We'll bet money this never sees a proper stateside release because we can't imagine anyone is going to pay to distribute this thing. Maybe one day when you're traveling in Europe, some obscure video store will have it on BluRay for a few euros plus a free sandwich. Get ready to be amazed below. [Twitch]

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