China Sci-Fi Film ‘Reset’ Wins Award at Houston Festival

Homegrown science fiction keeps up its win streak with latest award.

Science fiction written and produced in China continues to get attention from both domestic and international audiences, with the China-Korea co-production Reset (致命倒数) winning the Remi Best in Show award, and Yang Mi (Tiny Times) taking home the Best Actress prize for her role in that film at the Houston Worldview International Festival, China Daily reported Monday.

While the Houston film fest isn’t a major one, Chinese science fiction has been on a roll of late, with the novels and stories of Hugo Award-winning writer Liu Cixin set for cinematic treatment, and other science fiction authors from China being nominated for major awards.

Directed by one-named Korean helmer Chang, the time-travel thriller stars Yang as a single mother trying to use an invention to save her son. It also stars Wallace Huo and Liu Chang.

Previously known as Fatal Countdown: Reset, the film was originally set for a 2015 release and had Jackie Chan attached in an executive producer role. Reset is set for domestic release in China in June.

The Houston festival runs Panorama China as part of its offerings and will roll out a Chinese science fiction and fantasy film fund next year.