Asura: Fantasy Film, Most Expensive Flop in Chinese History

The fantasy film Asura has become the most expensive flop in Chinese history.

One of its stars told Variety that he has no knowledge of any re-release plans, despite the producers’ pledge to relaunch the film.

The fantasy epic reportedly cost $115 million to make and was helmed by first-time director Zhang Peng, a stunt performer and coordinator (“Wonder Woman,” “Twilight” saga).

The producers, including Alibaba, yanked “Asura” from theaters July 15 after three days, during which the film limped to a measly $7 million at the box office.

The producers know the movie must be altered, but there is no further word of their plans, and the decision lies in the hands of the investors.

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