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Media Asia inks 'God Of War', 'Line Walker' deals

12 May 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.

Hong Kong’s Media Asia Films has sold Gordon Chan’s God Of War [pictured] and Jazz Boon’s Line Walker to Sky Films in Taiwan, Clover Films in Singapore and MM2 in Malaysia.

Sky Films and Clover Films have also acquired Johnnie To’s Three and Trivisa, produced by To and directed by Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au.

Currently in post-production, God Of War is a period action film about Chinese general Qi Jiguang who fought Japanese pirates along the Chinese coast in the 16th Century. Sammo Hung and Vincent Zhao head the cast of the film, which is tentatively scheduled for Chinese release in the first week of October.

Also in post-production Line Walker is a crime action thriller starring Louis Koo, Nick Cheung and Francis Ng. Chinese release is tentatively scheduled for the second week of August. »

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‘God of War’ Rules With Cannes Buyers

12 May 2016 1:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong’s Media Asia has pre-sold a pair of its new Chinese titles to a string of Asian buyers after revealing additional footage in Cannes.

It sold “Line Walker” and “God of War” to Sky Films in Taiwan, Clover Films in Singapore, and MM2 in Malaysia. Additionally, Sky Films and Clover films also licensed the Johnnie To-produced “Three” and the Johnnie To-directed “Trivisa.”

“God of War” is a period action film starring martial arts veteran Sammo Hung with Vincent Zhao in a 16th century tale of pirates and the Chinese army. “Line Walker” is a contemporary crime action thriller.

The tentative release dates in China of “Line Walker” and “God of War” are the second week of August and the first week of October respectively.


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Sammo Hung: Upcoming Movies 2016

8 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Sammo Hung has been involved in Martial Arts since childhood and even at the ripe old age of 64, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down (Thank god). It was great to see Sammo back in big movies over the past few years, which includes Rise Of The Legend and Once Upon A Time In Shanghai, both made in 2014.

Here are three upcoming Sammo Hung movies to look forward too this year and fingers crossed he works one more time with Peking opera brothers Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, before they retire.

*Jackie Chan was set to play the lead role in My Beloved Bodyguard, but due to filming Dragon Blade he couldn’t make the movie. Andy Lau stepped in the role later on.



War God Qi Jiguang

Release Date: 1st October 2016

Director: Gordon Chan

Cast: Vincent Zhao, Wang Ban, Yasuaki Kurata, Regina Wan, Timmy Hung

Ming Qi Jiguang »

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Media Asia launches Jia Zhangke martial arts film

12 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hong Kong outfit also introduces Jia Zhangke martial arts project to buyers.

Hong Kong’s Media Asia Films is launching sales on two high-profile action titles at the Efm – Gordon Chan’s God Of War [pictured] and the first martial arts project from Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke.

Jia’s as-yet-untitled project has Johnnie To on board as producer. Set at the end of the Qing Dynasty, it explores the turbulence amongst scholars, bandits and local officials following the abolition of the imperial examination system.

“The script touches on social and geopolitical issues, as Jia Zhangke’s films usually do, but he’s also a huge fan of Hong Kong-style action so this will be a martial arts genre title,” said Media Asia general manager and head of sales and international co-productions Fred Tsui.

Backed by Media Asia Films, the project is expected to start shooting in the second half of this year.

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