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Dutch-based strategic investment boutique Cyrte Investments and China Film Co., Ltd. are teaming with legendary action director John Woo (Face Off, Red Cliff, Mission Impossible II) on Flying Tigers, a feature film and six-hour television drama miniseries about a group of American pilots who volunteered to fight under the Chinese flag alongside their Chinese counterparts during WWII.
The project will be a two-part feature film released theatrically in greater China, and additionally crafted into a six-hour television drama miniseries for distribution in the rest of the world. The announcement was made today during the Beijing International Film Festival at a signing ceremony attended by Cyrte CEO Frank Botman, Cfg Chairman Han Sanping and John Woo.
The epic action drama tells the legendary story of the Flying Tigers, »
- Michelle McCue
Cyrte Investments and China Film Co. have come on board with John Woo (pictured above) and Terence Chang for their “Flying Tigers” World War II project to be released in two versions — a two-part feature for China and a six-hour miniseries for other markets.
Project, which Woo and Chang have been developing for several years, revolves around a group of U.S. pilots who joined the Chinese Air Force to help ward off Japanese attacks before the United States entered World War II. The “Flying Tigers” moniker was due to the shark’s teeth painted on their fighter planes.
Chang and Woo will produce under their Lion Rock banner. Netherlands-based Cyrte will also work with Exclusive Media, which is part of Cyrte’s portfolio, on the “Flying Tigers” project.
“‘Flying Tigers’ is a project that I have always wanted to do, because this is a story that expresses the courage, »
- Dave McNary
After being at the helm of the underrated sci-fi film The Adjustment Bureau, director George Nolfi is teaming with the writer behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's big screen comeback The Last Stand for a new sci-fi endeavor. Heat Vision reports Nolfi will direct a currently untitled project from Andrew Knauer, but the plot is currently being kept under wraps. As of now, the plan is for Nolfi to co-write the script with Knauer as well as produce. In case you're wondering how this pairing came together, Nolfi actually did some rewrites on The Last Stand, but was impressed enough with the first draft that he wanted to collaborate. In a weird game of six degrees, Michael Hackett is also producing the film. Hackett produced Paycheck, which was based on a Philip K. Dick's short story, the author who wrote the short story on which The Adjustment Bureau was based. Nolfi »
- Ethan Anderton
Universal picked up a sci-fi action script that The Adjustment Bureau director George Nolfi will co-wrote with Andrew Knauer. Nolfi and Knauer met while working on The Last Stand, Knauer's spec script that lured Arnold Schwarzenegger back to movies. Nolfi was hired to rewrite The Last Stand, and was impressed enough to recruit Knauer to collaborate on the "high concept" sci-fi actioner. Details beyond that description are unfortunately scarce, but THR confirms Nolfi is looking to direct and produce alongside Michael Hackett (Paycheck). I was really impressed with The Adjustment Bureau, especially since it was Nolfi's directorial debut after a decade as a writer on the likes of Ocean's Twelve and The Bourne Ultimatum. I am excited to see what Nolfi has to offer going forward. He has several chances to impress me lined up, including the Facebook thriller Xoxo (produced by Darren Aronofsky) and the Cuban missile crisis drama One Minute to Midnight. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Universal has picked up an untitled sci-fi action project from George Nolfi, the filmmaker behind The Adjustment Bureau, and Andrew Knauer, the scribe behind Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback vehicle The Last Stand, which opens Friday. Details are being kept close to the vest, but Nolfi and Knauer will co-write the script. Nolfi is eyeing the project as a directorial vehicle and will produce. Film Review: 'The Last Stand' Michael Hackett, a producer on the 2003 John Woo movie Paycheck -- which starred Ben Affleck, who also worked on Adjustment Bureau -- also is producing. Nolfi and Knauer met during the making
- Borys Kit
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