Will We Ever Get To See China's Disastrous Answer To Avatar? [UPDATED]Charlie Jane Anders11/17/14 9:02pm27717EditPromoteGo to permalinkIt's been two years since we showed you the trailer for Empires of the Deep, the legendary $130 million epic about mermaids that was geared to be China's answer to Avatar. The movie actually filmed back in 2010. Will we ever see it? Hard to say. Update: We heard from one of the film's directors.