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Goa — Indian studio Viacom 18 has signed a letter of intent with Chinese companies Taihe Entertainment Corporation and Shinework Media to co-produce “Kung-Fu Yoga”.
To be directed by Stanley Tong, the film is expected to star Jackie Chan. Tong and Chan have worked together previously on several films including “The Myth”, “Rumble in the Bronx” and “First Strike”. Indian casting and other logistics will be finalised over the next three months.
India and China signed a long awaited co-production agreement in September. “Kung-Fu Yoga” will be produced under this agreement.
“Considering the government’s latest step to invite Chinese investments and collaborate with a civilization as old and rich as our own, the alliance stands to offer a unique opportunity to co-create and develop strong cultural experiences and exchange of talent,” said Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare.
Viacom 18 is a joint venture between U.S. media conglomerate Viacom and India’s Network 18 Group. »
- Naman Ramachandran
Viacom18 Motion Pictures India is partnering with China's Taihe Entertainment Corp. and Shinework Media on Jackie Chan project Kung-Fu Yoga. Described as an action comedy, the film will star Chan and reunite him with director Stanley Tong following their earlier projects Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story and The Myth. According to a statement from Mumbai-based Viacom18, an Indian joint venture of entertainment conglomerate Viacom, the project is considered the first under a recently signed India-China co-production treaty. Read more Shanghai Film Fest: Jackie Chan Unveils 'Jackie Chan International Action Week' The studio said it has
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To celebrate the release of Warrior King 2 – the triumphant, breathtaking and action-packed return of modern martial arts star Tony Jaa in the high-octane sequel to the hugely successful “Warrior King” out on DVD 1st September 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway!
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Producer Matt Alvarez has been brought in as evp of production and president of Relativity Studios’ new division.
Alvarez will develop Relativity Studios’ slate with a focus on projects by diverse filmmakers. He commences work this month.
The new venture launches with Beyond The Lights, on which Alvarez served as executive producer. The film follows the story of award-winning artist Noni Jean and opens on November 14.
“Matt Alvarez is one of the most creative and successful executives in our industry and is the perfect person to build out our new multicultural division,” said Tooley. “He has a keen eye, remarkable relationships and an incredible track-record. We have had a great experience working with him on »
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Is Jackie Chan really retiring? Maybe not, he tells us, as he talks about his new film Chinese Zodiac, his upcoming sequels and more...
In Chinese Zodiac, Jackie Chan finds himself strapped into a skate suit - essentially a padded outfit covered in the tiny wheels you’d find on a pair of in-line skates - and hurtling down a winding mountain road. Even in the context of a fanciful action comedy, it looks insanely dangerous, but this is par for the course for Jackie Chan, who’s spent the best part of his five-decade-long career performing outrageous stunts in a string of action classics, among them Drunken Master, Project A, Police Story, Armor Of God and Rumble In The Bronx to name just a few.
Chinese Zodiac is his latest film, and if recent reports are anything to go by, possibly his last - at least in terms of big, »
5 items from 2014
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