With a reported budget of upwards of 0-130m., Empires of the Deep is a 3D co-production between the US and China, with the brilliant Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, To the Wonder) in the lead.

Unfortunately, regardless of the mammoth budget and the talents of Kurylenko, the first trailer has landed, and things aren’t quite looking brilliant.

Spending years in various stages of development, with a handful of directors previously attached, including Catwoman’s Pitof, the film finally found its director in Michael French.

Though we don’t see much of Kurylenko in the trailer, if the story is as strong as the effects (which is to say, not very), then it looks like her many talents might sadly have gone to waste.

But no matter: Kurylenko will soon be seen in Terrence Malick’s rather beautiful (if slightly perplexing) To the Wonder, and will be starring alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion next year, so naturally Empires of the Deep shouldn’t do any damage to her career in the years to come.

There’s no word yet on exactly when, or perhaps if, the film will be hitting the big screen in the UK or US, and judging by the early reactions around the Internet to this first trailer, there wouldn’t be a huge uproar if the film doesn’t see the light of day on our shores. For the time being, here’s the first trailer, via Twitch. Let us know in the comments below what you make of it.