Fox International Productions (FIP) and China’s Bona Film Group are co-producing a Chinese-language remake of Fox hit Bride Wars, which is being directed by Tony Chan.
Currently shooting in Shanghai, the remake stars pop idols Angelababy and Ni Ni in the roles played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in the 2009 original. The story follows two best friends who turn into bitter rivals when their respective weddings are booked on the same date.
Chan previously co-directed FIP’s Chinese box office hits Hot Summer Days and Love In Space with Wing Shya, who is acting as visual supervisor on the Bride Wars remake. Director-producer Fruit Chan, who was a producer on both Hot Summer Days and Love In Space, is also returning as a producer on the remake.
FIP president Sanford Panitch said: “Tony Chan is truly part of the Fox family. The Bride Wars remake is our third collaboration. As soon as he told us his concept to re-imagine the original film, we knew that we’d found our next Chinese-language collaboration.”
Bona chairman and CEO Yu Dong said: “Bride Wars is the first of several co-productions between Bona and Fox to commence principal photography. This is a defining project from our relationship. It will hold special appeal to the vast Chinese audience.”
Bona Film will distribute the film in China and 20th Century Fox will handle international distribution.