Okay, so maybe D-War isn’t actually the greatest film of all time. That’s more accurately the Hercules film where Lou Ferrigno tows the Earth across space with his bare hands. But D-War is up there. And it’s getting a sequel!


D-War is that movie in which some guy tries to bring back an ancient serpent, because curse, yadda yadda, scroll, blah blah blah, etc. etc. We cover the details here:


But most importantly, it’s the movie where Dragons Fight Helicopters. Let’s just repeat that: DRAGONS FIGHT HELICOPTERS. There’s a whole dragon-helicopter smackdown over Los Angeles, which is the main part of the movie that’s not just people spouting incomprehensible exposition to other people, who then say, “What are you talking about?”

Shim Hyung-rae, who directed the original D-War in 2007, is finally making D-War II, with a release date of summer 2017, he announced over the weekend. This time around, it’s a Chinese-South Korean co-production, and the government-run Chinese Culture Group Co. has invested approximately $77 million in the film. Shim promised that the quality of the VFX in D-War II will vastly exceed that of most Hollywood movies. (After seeing Gods of Egypt, this is not going to be a difficult feat to accomplish.)

All we know about D-War II so far is that its subtitle is Mysteries of the Dragon, and it takes place in 1969, during the race to be the first country on the Moon—and the U.S. and Russia actually go to war in this version. (At least, that’s what it sounds like.) Dragons versus rockets, on the Moon? Count us in! [Korea Times, Korea Biz Wire]

Charlie Jane Anders used to edit io9. She's the author of The City in the Middle of the Night, the story of a girl who gets banished into eternal darkness and makes friends with the creatures there.

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