Lethal Hostage is a new Chinese kidnapping thriller set on the China-Burma border. The film stars Wang Luodan, Sun Honglei, Ni Dahong, and Zhang Mo, and opens in China on August 17th, 2012. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the film.
Judging by the trailer, Lethal Hostage should be a pretty vicious and violent flick. Sure, it might not be in that full-on ‘heroic bloodshed’ mode, but it still appears to offer a bit more grit and blood than other recent Chinese action movies.
Update: Chinese Films states that the film will explore the psychological effect known as Stockholm Syndrome. The plot follows a drug dealer (Sun) who falls in love with his hostage (Wang Luodan) and decides to quit the business – after just one deal.
BREAKING NEWS: The final trailer for the film has been released. A cast member states they have hopes the movie will gross as at least US$12.5 million at the Chinese box office, while the producer praises Lethal Hostage as being full of “elegant masculinity.”