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.

Director:

Frant Gwo
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director, Frant Gwo, had never directed a Sci-Fi movie before. He only had two previous movies directing experience. Before Wandering Earth was finished no one thought he was capable of pulling such an epic film off. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Liu Peiqiang: Since the day The Wandering Earth project began... there was no going back.
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Em
11 February 2019 | by t-61642See all my reviews

"As with so many other sci-fi films, we're left asking the question of whether a grand story and beautiful visual effects are sufficient to create a great movie. And as with too many, the answer is "not really"."


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Country:

China

Release Date:

5 February 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wandering Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Qingdao, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,685,287, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$5,971,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$699,856,699
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2020 extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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