Development is being financed through a joint partnership between Xinhua Pictures, Shune River and producers Stewart and John Benitz. For Xinhua Pictures, Zhang Xiao Hong will produce. Gao Cheng Sheng will co-produce and Han Sanping will serve as creative advisor. Komarnicki will executive produce.
The pic is the untold true story of a Chinese ice-breaker on a scientific expedition that heroically rescued a group of 74 Australian, British, and Russian nationals on a chartered Russian vessel, which had become trapped in Antarctic ice. When Snow Dragon received the distress call, it changed course immediately, powering through a cyclone and deadly winter conditions to the trapped ship. In an impossible race against the clock, the ship’s crew risked their own lives to save the passengers, who were between the