Distribution Workshop is launching sales in Cannes on Andrew Lau’s action drama The Chinese Pilot.
Backed by Bona Film Group, the $60m production tells the true story of Captain Liu Chuanjian, who last year saved the lives of 119 passengers on a Sichuan Airlines flight when the windshield shattered and he was sucked halfway out of the cockpit over the Tibetan Plateau.
Zhang Hanyu (Operation Mekong) plays Liu in the film, which is currently in production and scheduled for Chinese release over the National Day holidays in October 2019.
Distribution Workshop is also handling international sales on Anthony Pun’s Be Water, My Friend, starring Chow Yun Fat as a gambler trying to connect with his autistic son. The Taiwan-based company is also selling Chinese Fifth Generation filmmaker Li Shaohong’s A City Called Macau, scripted by Yan Geling (Youth), and Hong Kong filmmaker Adrian Kwan’s musical drama Find Your Voice, starring and produced by Andy Lau.