Variety is reporting that singer/songwriter Wang Leehom will star as the titular hero in Magic Storm Entertainment’s upcoming film Annihilator, based on the character created by Stan Lee. Barry Josephson has signed on to produce the film from a script by Real Steal scribe Dan Gilroy.
Annihilator tells the story of a young Chinese expatriate, Ming, who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret US super soldier program. The program uses targeted genetic enhancements from various animal species. Ming chooses to undergo this nearly fatal procedure and through his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts, he survives. Now, armed with remarkable abilities, he must confront a former rival with his own set of enhanced faculties. Our reluctant hero is forced not only to face his personal demons, but also to defeat the villain who will destroy everything that he knows and loves.