Lady White Snake has been written by Chinese musician Hou Dejian, owner of Taipei-basedEquinox Film. He is working with
The otherpartner in the joint venture - which avowedly sets out to unite Eastern andWestern culture - is Auckland-based Digitimij, thefilm development and production arm of Australian visual effects company PhotonVFX.
Lady White Snake is currently scheduled to go into productionfrom October 2006.
Most of thebudget is sourced from
Expect adramatic martial arts action film laden with romance and sumptuous classicalChinese imagery, said Photon VFX head Dale Duguid,who is producing alongside Dejian.
"It will belive action, yes, but we plan to hit it with the Peter Jackson stick," Duguid told Screendaily, areference to the amount of special effects that will be involved.
Equinoxeoriginally developed the project with
Seniormembers of the