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So, by my count, the indefatigable Dwayne Johnson is essentially booked straight through to the year 2025, or thereabouts – and he’s still adding projects to his mighty slate. With starring roles announced on what seems to be a weekly basis, the actor is also working to expand his presence behind the camera – and the newly planned Son Of Shaolin will fall into that category, with Dwayne Johnson on board as producer.
The film will be based upon the yet-to-be-published graphic novel of the same name, written by Jay Longino. Since this source material has not yet hit the stands, plot details are scarce. But, as per Deadline, it will tell “a contemporary Kung-Fu story that intertwines Shaolin mythology with many of the current issues faced by teens growing up in gentrifying neighbourhoods.” Author Longino will also write the script, but the director’s chair apparently remains vacant at this time. »
- Sarah Myles
“My Other Home,” a Chinese-language movie about Stephon Marbury’s post-nba career in China, is gaining backing from the Sk Global joint venture between Ivanhoe Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Sk Global is co-financing and co-producing with China’s Hairun Pictures. Ivanhoe co-produced the South Korean hit “The Wailing” with Fox International.
Based on the life of former NBA star Marbury, who plays himself in the film, the story chronicles Marbury’s rise to stardom, his subsequent troubles with the NBA, and his ultimate transition to playing professional basketball in China.
Marbury, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, has found great success while playing professional basketball in China. He currently plays for the Beijing Ducks and has helped the team to three Chinese Basketball Association championships. The film has been shooting in Beijing and moves to New York at the end of June.
Ivanhoe has partnered with Chinese production company and main investor Hairun, »
- Dave McNary
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