As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.


Frant Gwo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jing Wu ... Liu Peiqiang
Chuxiao Qu ... Liu Qi
Guangjie Li ... Wang Lei
Man-Tat Ng ... Han Ziang
Jin Mai Jaho Jin Mai Jaho ... Han Duoduo
Mike Kai Sui ... Tim
Hongchen Li Hongchen Li ... Zhang Xiaoqiang
Jingjing Qu Jingjing Qu ... Zhou Qian
Yichi Zhang Yichi Zhang ... Li Yiyi
Haoyu Yang ... He Lianke
Zhigang Jiang Zhigang Jiang ... Zhao Zhigang
Huan Zhang Huan Zhang ... Huang Ming
Jiayin Lei ... Yi Ge
Arkadiy Sharogradskiy Arkadiy Sharogradskiy ... Makalov
Hao Ning ... Er Shu


The sun is dying out. The earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun. To save the human civilization, scientists draw up an escape plan that will bring the whole human race from danger. With the help of thousands of infusion powered engines, the planet earth will leave the solar system and embark on a 2,500 year journey to the orbit of a star 4.5 light years away.

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Action | Sci-Fi


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Many may question the idea of moving the entire Earth rather than building some big spaceships. Actually as the novel originally tells, the United States proposed to build big spaceships to send mankind to settle in the new solar system. However, only the wealthy elites may get onboard due to space restraint. A ticket cost more than 30 million dollars. This plan got shot down during a huge civil unrest after word leaked out that people who can't pay 30 million dollars will be left to die. China and the rest of the world proposed to build giant engines to move the entire planet as we saw in the movie. Another consideration as mentioned in the novel is that risks for spaceships to sustain a biosphere for 2,500 years are too high. See more »


At approximately 58:30, inside the transporter, the camera pulls back slowly from the front of the transporter to the back. At the beginning of that camera motion, the feet of the camera man are visible in the rear view mirror. See more »


Liu Peiqiang: Since the day The Wandering Earth project began... there was no going back.
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References Contra (1987) See more »

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Overhyped film
12 February 2019 | by thewesterncowboySee all my reviews

My Chinese friends got me into watching this and expected it to be some mindblowing piece. We both left the movie theater wishing we didn't watch it. It was not all that bad, they have beautiful casts, great cinematography, but that was it. Their storyline was weak, doesn't make any sense at times. There was no character development, no climax moment, no big twist and turn. Often times it was predictable and the jokes werent that funny at all, maybe it was funny to other Chinese audience. Yeah ok great explosion, nice suit yadi yadi but i can barely finish the movie if it makes no sense at all. Don't waste your time, it was overhyped!

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Release Date:

5 February 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wandering Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Qingdao, China See more »


Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,685,287, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


| (2020 extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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