Veritable NBA All-Stars Plus Yi Jianlian To Appear In A Chinese Movie

I’m ashamed to admit that I missed this Shanghai Daily article from Saturday announcing a partnership between the NBA and Shanghai Film Group to produce Amazing. It “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.’”

That does sound amazing, actually. And then you watch the trailer…

Go ahead, I’ll wait. It’s above and below (on Youku for those in China after the jump). There’s something else you should see.

These are GIFs from Buzzfeed of the trailer. Are you able to handle this amazingness?

Dwight Howard doing inexplicable things:

Carmelo Anthony making what I am sure is the only face he makes the entire movie:

Scottie Pippen. I guess… something.

Li Anlan’s Shanghai Daily story has been linked to on Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie blog and Grantland, so, well done, Anlan, your bosses should give you a bonus.

Slated for release this summer, Amazing also stars American actor Eric Mabius and Chinese actors Huang Xiaoming, Huang Yi, Charles Chen and Amber Kuo. It looks utterly unwatchable to all people whose blood alcohol content does not exceed 0.25.

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