FIP to produce Giddens Ko’s Kung Fu
Fox International Productions (FIP) is backing Kung Fu, the second film from Taiwanese filmmaker Giddens Ko, who directed box office hit You Are The Apple Of My Eye.
Like Apple, Kung Fu is being adapted from a novel written by Ko. Production is expected to start in 2014 with Twentieth Century Fox distributing the film in 2015. Fox also distributed Apple in Taiwan and other Asian territories.
Ko presented a three-minute teaser for the film at a press conference today to unveil the new project. He also introduced six-year-old actress Chi Hsiao-hua, a new discovery who is making her acting debut in the film.
The teaser, posted today on Ko’s Facebook and YouTube pages, was developed over seven months on a budget of $130,000 (NT$4m). The actors in the teaser are wearing masks to hide their identities until the final cast is confirmed.