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Universal Pictures Intl., Edko, Irresistible Team on ‘Rise of the Legend’

12 June 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Bill Kong’s Edko Films, Irresistible Films and Universal Pictures Intl. have inked a partnership on the highly anticipated Chinese kung-fu action film “Rise of the Legend,” which brings the martial arts icon Wong Fei Hung back on screen.

Upi, through its division Universal Pictures Intl. Prodn., is co-producing the film and Upi has acquired all rights in international territories, including North America (but excluding Asia), to the production directed by Roy Chow, and starring Peng Yuyan in the title role.

“Rise of the Legend,” currently in post-production, is co-produced by Edko Films, Irresistible Films, Upi, vfxNova Digital Prods., and Bdi Films.

Chow (“Murderer,” “Nightfall”) directs from a screenplay written by his longtime collaborator Christine To. Also starring in the film are Sammo Hung, Wang Luodan, Jing Boran, Wong Cho Lam and Zhang Jin, with special appearances by Tony Leung Ka-fai and Angelababy. The film is set for release this year. »

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