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Fox, Bona team for Bride Wars remake

22 June 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox International Productions (Fip) and China’s Bona Film Group are co-producing a Chinese-language remake of Fox hit Bride Wars, which is being directed by Tony Chan.

Currently shooting in Shanghai, the remake stars pop idols Angelababy and Ni Ni in the roles played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in the 2009 original. The story follows two best friends who turn into bitter rivals when their respective weddings are booked on the same date.

Chan previously co-directed Fip’s Chinese box office hits Hot Summer Days and Love In Space with Wing Shya, who is acting as visual supervisor on the Bride Wars remake. Director-producer Fruit Chan, who was a producer on both Hot Summer Days and Love In Space, is also returning as a producer on the remake.

Fip president Sanford Panitch said: “Tony Chan is truly part of the Fox family. The Bride Wars remake is our third collaboration. As soon as »

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‘Bride Wars’ Redo Underway From Fox International, Bona Film Group

21 June 2014 11:49 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Principal photography is underway in Shanghai on a remake of the comedy Bride Wars, a Chinese-language co-production between Fox International Productions and Bona Film Group. Directed by Tony Chan, and starring Angelababy and Ni Ni in the roles originally played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in 2009, Bride Wars is about two best friends who turn into bitter rivals when their respective weddings are booked on the same date. To one up each other, the two go to extreme lengths to sabotage each other’s happy day. Chan co-directed box office hits Hot Summer Days (2010) and Love In Space […] »

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Fox International and Bona to Produce Chinese ‘Bride Wars’ Remake

21 June 2014 10:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong — Production is now under way on a Chinese remake of “Bride Wars,” the 2009 comedy that originally starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.

The Chinese-language retread stars Angelababy and Ni Ni and tells of two friends who become rivals and go to extreme lengths of oneupmanship when their weddings are booked on the same day.

Tony Chan, who previously directed other Fip films in China “Hot Summer Days” and “Love In Space,” returns as director. Also returning from those two outings are Fruit Chan as producer and Wing Shya as visual supervisor.

“‘Bride Wars’ is the first of several co-productions between Bona and Fox to commence principal photography. This is a defining project from our relationship. It will hold special appeal to the vast Chinese audience,” said Yu Dong, Bona’s chairman and CEO.

Bona will release the film in China, 20th Century Fox will handle international distribution.

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Berlin: ‘Midnight’ Strikes For Fortissimo

28 January 2014 5:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – “The Midnight After,” a post-apocalyptic thriller which premieres next month in Berlin’s Panorama section, will be distributed in international markets by Fortissimo Films.

Directed by Hong Kong’s Fruit Chan (“Dumplings”), the film tells the story of 17 late night minibus passengers who discover that they are the only people left alive in the city. Chan uses the thriller genre to critique today’s Hong Kong society.

It features a busload of veteran Hong Kong stars including Simon Yam, Kara Hui, and Lam Suet, and newer generation actors Wong You-nam, Janice Man, and Chiu Tien-you.

It was produced by Amy Chin and executive produced by Winnie Tsang’s Golden Scene, which will handle a local release in summer 2014.

“’The Midnight After’ is a powerful, evocative, and provocative look at Hong Kong and society in general in a post-apocalyptic setting,” said Fortissimo chairman Michael J. Werner.

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