Animal World trailer: Michael Douglas teams up with killer clowns

The last time Michael Douglas came face-to-face with a clown it signalled the start of a mysterious game, but after seeing him appear in the trailer for Chinese film Animal World (Dongwu shijie), we're not quite sure what the deal is this time. As you will see in this high energy, manga-style trailer there are martial-arts clowns, nods to The Matrix, strange monsters and an unexpected appearance from Mr Douglas. Quite what it all means, we do not know, but it looks like a lot of fun. Check out the trailer for Animal World above to see what you make of it.

Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing to board the ship Destiny and attend a gambling party controlled by the mysterious Anderson (Michael Douglas)

All players join the game with stars. For each game they lose, their opponent captures a star. Everyone is holding daggers behind their backs plotting dirty means by which to overcome their opponents. The game quickly deteriorates into a slaughter and Kaisi must battle save his own skin…

Yan Han directs his third feature which is an adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Ultimate Survivor Kaiji manga series. Yi Feng Li takes the lead role, with support from Dongyu Zhou and Alberto Lancellotti.

Animal World comes to UK cinemas on June 29th 2018.

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