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Fox International Productions has struck a film co-production agreement with China’s Huace Media Group.
Fip is the local-language production arm of 20th Century Fox, and the deal will result in Chinese-language films that are primarily targeted at Chinese audiences.
Huace, which was begun ten years ago as a TV producer, has recently become a major force in film production and is busily assembling an array of international alliances.
The pair say that they are “working closely to identify projects on which to collaborate, including Fox titles from the past catalogue and some new scripts” and will soon announce the first joint productions.
The deal was signed this week at Fox’s studios in Los Angeles.
“What’s important to us is that [Huace] are well-established as creators and great storytellers. To us, finding a partner who knows good storytelling is everything,” said Tomas Jegeus, president of Fox International Productions. “The »
- Patrick Frater
Possibly the first mainland Chinese remake of a Hollywood nuptial-themed romantic comedy, “Bride Wars” offers a veritable handbook on wedding arrangements that may spark a new genre of Chinese matrimony porn, but what little heart or frothy fun there was in the Gary Winick-directed original are crushed by all that bling and put-on pageantry. Despite the ready-made template, scenes are scattered like confetti, and judging from the cosmic spaciness projected by dolled-up stars Ni Ni and Angelababy, Hong Kong-American helmer-scribe Tony Chan hasn’t a clue how female friends relate to each other. Although the film opened in first place domestically with nearly $14.3 million, ticket sales fell 74% the next day.
Admittedly, Winick’s fluffy film about BFFs fighting over a wedding-reception slot at the Plaza Hotel was no great shakes to begin with. But with original co-star Kate Hudson, Julie Yorn and Hong Kong auteur Fruit Chan sharing producer »
- Maggie Lee
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