• 2013
  • 90 minutes
  • Theatrical and DVD release
  • Hollywood horror movie shot entirely in a studio in Beijing.

Mandarin Film provided production support for this Hollywood feature thriller in a studio and on location in Beijing.

The film follows six strangers who find themselves in a sunken castle under the earth with no food, no water, no memory and no way out.

One of the first independent US movies to be wholly shot in China, The Gauntlet involved a massive (often submerged) set, incredible production design and a huge cast of extras.  Starring Chinese actress Bai Ling, the movie met many challenges but finished on time and on budget.

Without Mandarin Film’s help we would have been hard pushed to finish this movie – we are eternally thankful to them and can’t wait to bring another project to China so we can work with them again!” 

Adam Lawson, Game of Assassins Producer