Hong Kong’s Edko Films and Irresistible Films are launching sales on romantic love story First Time, starring Angelababy (Hot Summer Days) and Mark Chao (Monga) here in Filmart.
The two stars previously worked together in Taiwanese hit Black And White. Their new collaboration, directed by Han Yan (The Tropic Of Cancer), is produced by Ivy Ho and Bill Kong for a budget of $3m. Edko Films’ sales chief June Wu is handling international sales.
Edko is also selling romantic comedy Love Is Not Blind, produced by Beijing-based Perfect World, which was a huge sleeper hit in China last year grossing $52m (RMB330m). The company’s Filmart slate also includes Irresistible Films’ productions Nightfall and Cold War.
Nightfall is a crime thriller, directed by Roy Hin-yeung Chow and starring Nick Cheung and Simon Yam, which opened in Hong Kong last weekend and grossed $850,000 (HK$6.58m) in four days. Cold War, directed by Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, is a police action film starring Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai. Currently entering post-production, Cold War is scheduled for a summer 2012 release.