View of the Sanxingdui Ruins [File Photo: sina.com.cn]
An animated film is being planned about the prehistoric Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan province.
It will center upon the excavation of a golden mask from the ruins and the exploration of its culture.
The film has secured copyrights from China and the United States with an investment of 20 million US dollars.
It will be produced to fit 3D and IMAX screens.
The Golden Mask is expected to be released in 2019.
The Sanxingdui Ruins are believed to be remnants of a kingdom that disappeared under mysterious circumstances 3-thousand years ago.
It is listed among China's top 10 archaeological findings of the 20th century.