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Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony to be in Chinese sci-fi film

Jun 18, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

And we have a winner in our strangest video of the day contest…

As we told you was coming a couple years ago, the NBA has teamed up with a Chinese film studio to have NBA stars — Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, plus Yi Jianlian and former Bull Scottie Pippen — appear in a Chinese science-fiction movie that will feel like the Tron movie I wish I’d never paid to see.

No, I did not take the brown acid and no I am not making this up. Watch the trailer for yourself. From the Shanghahi News (via Ben Maller):

“Amazing,” a production by the Shanghai Film Group, tells the story of a fictional world known as “The Sixth Sense.” It uses basketball imagery to combine the visual elements of a video game with a movie, akin to the 2010 American science fiction film “Tron: Legacy.”

“For the NBA, this partnership with industry leader Shanghai Film Group represents an important first step to engage our fans in entertainment all across China,” said (CEO of NBA China David) Shoemaker.

“Resident Evil” star Eric Mabius also is in the film. The movie is supposed to be released this summer in China.

Hat tip to Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie for finding the video.

  1. cbking05 - Jun 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting … atleast everyone who gets ousted in the 1st round of the playoffs

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    I’ve arways riked Carmero Anthony…Dwight not rearry so much.

  3. thomaskouns - Jun 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    I hear the working title is ‘Traitors’.

  4. bigbenh8tr - Jun 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Tron was a great movie

  5. bestcoastinfluence - Jun 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    This is a joke right? They can’t get into US sci-fi film? That isn’t right

    • biasedhomer - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      Probably because they are not great actors?

      • bestcoastinfluence - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:04 PM

        You are definitely right about that one.

  6. badintent - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Shaq will be in the Sequel. Charles make a cameo as taxi driver that used to be a playground legend in the hood.Shaq beats up Barkley in a MMA fight but gets knocked out by Triple H in the final battle for Jersey Shore….. and Snookie’s putang.

  7. nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    I thought one of the reasons Carmelo came to NY was to boost Lala’s acting career?

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