Media Asia launched its new slate at Filmart yesterday, which includes Johnnie To’s heist movie Three and Adam Wong’s He Remembers, She Forgets, starring Miriam Yeung and Jan Lamb.
To’s heist drama Three stars Louis Koo, Vicki Zhao Wei and Wallace Chung in the story of doctor who finds herself in a crossfire between the police and gangsters.
To has also teamed with Yau Nai-hoi to produce Trivisa, directed by three up-and-coming filmmakers, about three notorious mainland gangsters who come together for their latest heist.
Wong’s new Media Asia project is nostalgic romantic drama He Remembers, She Forgets, produced by Teddy Robin and Svaille Chan.
Wong won best new director at last year’s Hong Kong Film Awards for his independently-produced street dance movie, The Way We Dance.
Media Asia’s 2015 slate also includes two romantic comedies: All You Need Is Love, starring Richie Jen and Shu Qi; and An Office And A Panderer, starring Gordon Lam and Ivana Wong.
As previously announced, John Woo is directing action thriller Manhunt for Media Asia, based on Japanese novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare.
Media Asia’s 2015 line-up also includes Longman Leung and Sunny Luk’s Helios, which opens in China on April 30.
China-Korea investment fund
With Korean pop culture rising globally, Media Asia is also working with Seoul-based SM Entertainment to launch Dragon Tiger Capital Partners.
The investment fund aims to strengthen ties between the Chinese and Korean entertainment industries.