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Source: mm2 Entertainment

‘More Than Blue’

Riding high on the phenomenal success of More Than Blue, Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment is teaming up again with the hit film’s Taiwanese director Gavin Lin on A Trip With Your Wife. Fox Networks Group Asia is on board to co-produce.

The romantic drama, written by More Than Blue co-writer Hermes Lu, follows a terminally-ill young man whose dying wish is to take the wife of his best friend on a trip. The project is currently at script stage with the cast to be confirmed.

Last year, Taiwanese tearjerker More Than Blue – which also followed a terminally-ill character – was a surprise hit when it became the top local film in Taiwan, the third biggest Chinese-language film in Hong Kong and a substantial hit in Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Since opening in China on March 14, the film has edged out Captain Marvel for the top spot from Friday onwards, taking in $42m as of Sunday night (17).

Singapore-headquartered mm2, which has various local offices, is also launching a string of new titles from the region at Filmart. These include Lai Mengjie’s Taiwan-set campus comedy Stand By Me, starring Mason Lee and Ivy Shao; Rachmania Arunita’s Love Is Blind, an Indonesian romantic comedy with Shandy Aulia and Dodit Mulyanto; Singapore actor-turned-director Mark Lee’s Hell Bank Presents: Running Ghost, a Hong Kong-set Cantonese-language comedic thriller featuring Hong Kong actors Wong You Nam and Cecilia So; and Not So Long Time Ago, the third instalment of Jack Neo’s Singapore family comedy after Long Long Time Ago and its sequel.