Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask, Viy is the title of a fictional story by Nikolai Gogol, which tells the story of a cartographer named Jonathan Green who maps Transylvania. This horror story is one of a collection of stories collected in volume I by Gogol: Mirgorod (1835). Cartography is the name for the science of making maps. People who are skilled in this science are called cartographers.Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, The Mystery Case of the Talking Fox 24 HOURS TO LIVE: 24 HOUR MISSION ETHAN HAWKE KILLS FORMER SECRET AGENT.
Viy’s story was first adapted to the big screen in 1967 produced by a Russian filmmaker. A remake then followed 47 years later. Viy (2014) is a Russian and Ukrainian joint venture that circulated in cinemas in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan on January 30, 2014. Then penetrated to the US on May 22, 2015 and in Great Britain June 1, 2015. Directed by Oleg Stepchenko, with the actor Jason Flemyng , Aleksey Chadov and Anna Churina, Viy (Forbidden Kingdom) received positive criticism and overwhelming response.
The latest sequel, titled Viy 2: Journey to China, presents not only Russia-Ukraine collaboration but also the US and China. For the first time two superstars: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan were in one screen. It’s a little regret that they can meet in one film at their old age. Arnie will play a character named James Hook, while Chan will play a martial arts expert.
Viy 2 also has another title Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask. Tells about the adventures of Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) who was assigned to map the easternmost region in Russia. Along the way, the British cartographer encountered various unique characters in history. Of course also the legend of martial arts experts in China who are famous for their kung fu.
Green was asked by King Peter to go on a long journey full of amazing adventures that took him to China. The cartographer will face many amazing discoveries, strange mythical creatures, meet the Royal Princess and various other terrifying obstacles.
It also stars veteran actor Rutger Hauer as the ambassador Green meets on his journey. Also a talented Chinese actress: Xingtong Yao who Jackie Chan directed in Amnesia (2015). Not to forget that Anna Churina became one of the two actors from the first film who appeared in the second film. Anna gets the role of the wife of Lord Dudley, played by Charles Dance.