Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore to Host a Special Screening of Cleveland Director Johnny Wu’s Latest Movie

click to enlarge COURTESY OF JOHNNY WU
Courtesy of Johnny Wu
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7 will host a special screening of Wu Xia 2 the Code, the latest movie from local filmmaker Johnny Wu. The movie combines science fiction visuals with Hong Kong-styled martial arts sequences that many of the actors choreographed themselves.

The film tells the story of the 5 Elements, a group caught between corporations in pursuit of a code developed to provide clean air after pollution and radiation have damaged the Earth.

Wu shot the movie in Cleveland, Parma, Mentor and Cortland.

“Actors trained for months with choreographed fight sequenced instructed by our Fight Choreographer Keith Collins II,” says Wu in a press release about the film. “And due to the limited time available, many of the actors brought their own martial arts skills to help craft many fight sequences. Like a big family teamwork, everyone helping to make this a reality. I think this movie has over 100 cast and 50 crew to make it happen.”

Wu Xia 2 the Code’s current trailer recently screened at the Action on Film MegaFest in Las Vegas.

“I am excited to see this movie — the fight scene trailer for Wu Xia 2 the Code was super,” says Cleveland-based stunt coordinator Richard Fike Sr. in a press statement. “Well done fight team. Super impressed with Johnny [Wu’s] filmmaking.”

Tickets for Friday’s screening cost $10. They can be purchased via the Atlas Cinemas website or via wuxia2thecode.eventbrite.com.

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