Karl Urban Set For THE WONDER 3D

Peter Hewitt directing the action adventure.

‘Star Trek’ and ‘Dredd’ star Karl Urban and young actress Willow Shield (‘The Hunger Games’) have been cast in the family-oriented 3D action adventure film ‘The Wonder 3D.’

Based on a script by Ashley and Robert Sidaway, the film follows 14-year-old Rachel (played by Shields) who, along with two of her classmates, follow a rainbow that magically transports them to China, where they find themselves pursued by a mysterious organization as well as the cause of a major natural disaster.

Urban will be playing Consul William Stanley, who helps the kids evade their pursers, while the kids also discover that their journey has set a natural disaster in motion. Chinese actor Leehom Wang (‘The Annihilator,’ ‘Lust, Caution’) is on board to co-star.

Production is scheduled for March 2014 with filming to take place in New Zealand and China under the direction of Peter Hewitt (‘The Borrowers,’ ‘The Maiden Heist’).