Behold the Fascinating, Glorious Trailer for Empires of the Deep Starring Olga Kurylenko


Olga Kurylenko in Empires of the Deep (2012) Movie Image

Apparently in-between “Empires of the Deep” being announced in 2009 and the release of this trailer in 2012, a lot of things went very wrong. The film was originally supposed to star Monica Bellucci as the Queen of some sort of underwater Atlantis-like race, but she left and was replaced by former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, who still sounds Russian regardless of what character she’s playing. Seriously, when you can’t master accents, I dunno, maybe acting shouldn’t be your thing. But I digress. The film also lost a bunch of directors, and after years of delay, is finally set to attack audiences. As for when, I have no idea.

Here’s the trailer, which starts well enough, before it falls completely off a cliff with a bunch of CG creatures running around doing battle and such. The stark difference between the first half of the trailer (with live actors) and the all-CG second half is quite startling, and you wonder who thought this was a good idea.

Anyhow, as for the plot, we’re told that “Empires of the Deep” is set in a mythical world, and is the story of an unlikely love story between a young human and a mermaid. You know, kinda like in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Minus Johnny Depp and, uh, other stuff.

The film co-stars Steve Polites, Maxx Maulion, Pierre Bourdaud, and Jean-Michel Casanova. And yes, you’re probably not the only one thinking that all those names kinda sounds like fake names adult film stars come up with so no one will know what they used to do for a living. (Or is that just me?)

By the way: this thing apparently cost someone $130 million to make. Yikes.

Via : Twitch

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  • Irons

    “when you can’t master accents, I dunno, maybe acting shouldn’t be your thing”
    You are SO right. Acting is all about accents. Accents all the way. Thanks for the insight.

    • Nix

      Don’t mention it.

      • The Querier

        Raising two further questions:
        a) Would the fact she’s not Russian cast aspersions on your own accent expertise?
        b) What accent should the queen of the deeps have, anyway?

        • Nix

          a) So she’s actually Ukrainian (sounds Russian). Still doesn’t change the fact that whatever role she plays, it’s the exact same accent.
          b) Not Russian/Ukrainian-sounding?

          • Jonas

            What if she comes from the Black sea?

  • Richard B. Riddick

    so uhh evil dead for ps2 has better visuals than this

  • baddog

    Ok, I give. Where did the 130M go? This looks like someone dug this out of the 70’s or 80’s vault and said “here” lets play this in 2012.

  • Jonas

    Looks Heavy Metal-ish.