Directed by Qilin Li, Variant follows the Thunder spaceship crew who after a long period of searching for an unknown creature, finally capture it and name it Baal. Under the lure of Baal, the youngest memeber of the crew Jamie releases it from an experimental tank it kills all the crew including Jamie’s parents.
Young Jamie escapes back to Earth in an escape capsule alone.
Twenty years later, a variant of Baal has now appeared on earth. Jamie must save mankind and find self-redemption. It stars Liu Jingyu, Yang Shuting, Kai Er, and Mai Xiaolong.