Alastair Paton’s action film, budgeted at $26m, set for eight-week shoot on location in Hong Kong, Macau and at Guangzhou’s ACE Studios in China.
British writer/director Alastair Paton’s 400 Boys is set to start shooting late next month.
Paton’s $26m action film, which stars the likes of Jodelle Ferland [pictured], Maria Valverde, Bingbing Li and footballer-turned-actor Frank Lebeouf, will undertake an eight-week shoot on location in Hong Kong, Macau and at Guangzhou’s ACE Studios in China. The film is produced by Bill Chamberlain and Paton for China Hollywood Film and TV Entertainment.
Set in a world where the old are trapped in worn out bodies and the young fear life more than death, 400 Boys has secured a 6,500 screen release in China through Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution, and has already sold to a number of international territories, including Spain, France, Australia and Eastern Europe.
Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution’s Raymond Wong commented: “It’s an original story, a great script, is fast, has a young cast and with a 16-30 target audience, it’s the perfect film for us to release in China.”