LIDDELL follows on from the 1981 Oscar-winning feature film ‘Chariots of Fire’, which told the story of devout Scottish sprinter Eric Liddell, who won the gold medal for the Men’s 400 Metres at the 1924 Olympics, setting a new world record with 47.6 seconds.
LIDDELL is a UK/China Co-Production.
More than 30 years later, the sequel bio-pic live-action drama will tell the equally extraordinary story of how Liddell spent his final days in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in China, with the film focusing on the flying Scot’s life and tragic death on Chinese soil.
The Olympic champion and Scottish rugby international was born in China and returned there to work as a missionary after turning his back on his enviable athletics career.
Liddell’s hero status in China, where he is affectionately called Li Airui, makes this an ideal UK-China co-production. The feature film’s production will take place where Liddell lived, in Tianjin, Northen China.
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