We have updates in when Born to Fly (also known as King of the Sky) will make a globetrotting flight to cinema near you!
Hopefully the announcement made on April 1st is no joke. Well GO USA announced on Twitter when Wang Yibo’s next film, Born to Fly (长空之王), will land in America and it is April 28, 2023. This date includes when it’ll debut in Mainland China too.
Wang Yibo is at the heart of why fans worldwide are giddy. For for what we are excited for, hopefully the delay to improve the CGI will be worth it! This movie was supposed to be delivered last year, but was pulled after test screenings showed not everyone was pleased with the digital effects work done. Those people argued this film was not on par with what Hollywood can do. Now that it’s ready, it can embark on a global release.
We will update as soon as Well GO USA also adds this release to their official webpage and has further information.
Born to Fly is Wang Yibo’s next film, and despite being pulled, early criticism and comparisons to Top Gun: Maverick, what’s planned and revealed so far looks terrific.
Just when fans of Wang Yibo can’t get enough of him in Hidden Blade, this heartthrob will soar into theatres again with Born to Fly (长空之王) come late April. It was originally slated for release last year in China during the month of September, but it was pulled. Not every media outlet said it was postponed.
A lot of reports suggested this work shares similar DNA with Top Gun: Maverick (including Hollywood Reporter). However, I suspect the producers pulled it to edit the story so that it’s not in verbatim. Oscar Wilde said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness,” and I have no problems with this direction.
I’m sure the digital special effects were an enormous concern too. According to Radii.co, the feature was delayed to fix those sequences. That is, the producers want those aerial moments look as authentic as possible. This sequences we’re shown shows the limits China’s latest technological advance can soar, and yes, I have Van Halen’s song “Dreams” playing in my head when watching the movie trailer.