Sen-lun Yu is a researcher for Screen in Greater China (Hong Kong and Taiwan incl.).
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The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced the line-up of 32 Co-production Film Pitch and Catch (Co-FPC) projects and eight China Film Pitch and Catch (CFPC) projects.
LA-based international sales and distribution company Strategic Film Partners has acquired North American rights to Jeff Lau’s action sci-fi comedy Kung Fu Cyborg, a film produced by Lau’s China-based Leshi Zhenwei Film Productions.
Chinese director Lu Chuan’s war drama City Of Life And Death had a strong opening in mainland China,grossing an estimated $10.2m (RMB70m) in five days (April 22-26).
Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and director Stanley Tong will co-write and co-direct an action adventure tentatively titled Chinese Zodiac. JackieChan will star in the $37m (RMB250m) film.
Beijing-based Bona Entertainment is teaming with Jackie Chan’s JC Group International and Singapore fundLM Media on action comedy Big Soldier (working title), starringChan, Wang Lee-hom and Korean singer Yoo Seung-jun.