China’s Dadi Entertainment has wrapped up a string of Asian deals on its $23m biopic Confucius, including sales to Korea’s J.L. International, Thailand’s Sahamongkol and Singapore’s Cathay Keris Films.
The film, starring Chow Yun-fat as the 6th century sage, has also gone to Hong Kong’s Intercontinental (theatrical) and Mei Ah (video & TV), Taiwan’s Applause Entertainment, Malaysia’s Golden Screen, Indonesia’s PT Amero Mitra Film and Vietnam’s BHD.
Dadi has also sold it Spain’s Flins & Piniculas and is in talks with other non-Asian territories.
Dadi and China Film Group Corporation will release the film on more than 3,000 screens across mainland China on Jan 28, 2010.
Directed by Hu Mei, known for her top-rating TV series, the film follows Confucius, from his days as a court official, through battles and political intrigues, to his old age as a disillusioned sage.
Zhou Xun also stars and behind-the-scenes talent includes DoP Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and costume designer Yee Chung Man (Curse Of The Golden Flower).