Distribution Workshop takes on Jet Li project White Snake
Hong Kong-based sales outfit takes $25m-budgeted The Sorcerer And The White Snake.
Distribution Workshop has picked up international sales rights to the Jet Li film The Sorcerer And The White Snake. Hong Kong action choreographer and film director/producer Tony Ching Siu-tung is directing the film.
The $25m film is in post-production.
Ching’s credits include A Chinese Ghost Story, House of Flying Daggers and An Empress And The Warriors.
Eva Huang (Kung Fu Hustle) stars as the White Snake of the title, who transforms into a beautiful woman to rescue and live with the man she falls in love with – an herbal physician played by Raymond Lam. When their town is plagued by a mysterious disease, she sacrifices her supernatural power and energy to help him save people but is found out to be a serpent when the Sorceror played by Jet Li arrives. Charlene Choi of The Twins Effect series also stars as Green Snake who helps the white one.
Venus Keung (One Nite In Mongkok) is director of photography while William Chang (2046) is costume director.