On September 11th a premiere of the film “The Mystery of the Dragon Seal” took place. The film was presented by its’ producer Sergey Selyanov, director Oleg Stepchenko, performers of the main roles Anna Churina, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Aleksandr Robak and others.
The premier was attended by Yulia Snigir, Elena Zakharova, Ekaterina Strizhenova, Aleksandr Strizhenov, Renata Piotrovski, Natalya Lesnikovskaya, Alyona Chekhova, Klim Shipenko, Vladislav Flyarkovskiy, Dzhanik Fayziev, Anastasiya Meskova, Vyacheslav Telnov, Sveta Driga, Mariya Lisovaya and others.
“The Mystery of the Dragon Seal” is the second part of the director Oleg Stepchenko’s franchise about the traveller and cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng), who goes to China by order of Czar Peter the Great.
The first film of the saga is called “Viy 3D”. It was released in 2014 and became the first Russian film that gathered 1,4 billion rubles in Russia. In the plot of the film were involved motives and images from Nikolai Gogol’s novel. In “The Mystery of the Dragon Seal” spectators will meet the main character Jonathan Green again, who Czar Peter the Great commissions to map the Far East territories of the Russian Empire. During his adventurous research European scientist gets to China and meets mysterious creatures, who as you might have thought, are only possible to meet in myths and legends.
The shooting took place in Czech, China and Russia. During the filmmaking, there was involved a unique international team (a total of more than 540 people from 10 countries). In the picture participated actors from Russia, China, America and England. Despite the fact that we are going to meet the cartographer Jonathan Green performed by Jason Flemyng and Lord Dudley performed by Charles Dance, we are about to get to know an absolutely new and real legends – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, Rutger Hauer, Martin Klebba, Christopher Fairbank.
“The Mystery of the Dragon Seal” will become a new Russian picture that will be shown in IMAX. This is the seventh Russian film in IMAX in history of corporation work in Russia.
Oleg Stepchenko, director: “The film involved a big team with people from different countries creating it, we wanted to make a film-adventure, film-fairy-tale, which would be equally interesting for both – adults and younger spectators, and I hope we made it”
Yuri Kolokolnikov, performer of the role of Peter the Great: “It’s always exciting to communicate with multi-national team with diverse traditions, rules, regulations and history. It was a complex, crazy in a way and really interesting pastime. Working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan – movie legends is a great luck and honour. I admire their professionalism, and very glad that I got a chance to work and communicate with them”
Anna Churina, performer of the role of miss Dudley: “«The Mystery of the Dragon’s Seal” – is a dream come true. When I saw Pirates of the Caribbean I fell in love with the romance of marine adventures and pirates. When I was watching it I thought “God, this is so cool, I want to play such a story”. Now I can say that my dream came true.
“The Mystery of the Dragon Seal” is on the screens since September 19th