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Afm: ‘Kung Fu Cowboy’ Takes Shot at East-West Audiences

Afm: ‘Kung Fu Cowboy’ Takes Shot at East-West Audiences
Tiger Chen, star of “Man of Tai Chi” and “The Matrix,” will team with Danny Chan and Robin Shou in East-meets-West action movie “Kung Fu Cowboy.”

The picture, which goes into production in early 2016, was co-written by W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood,” “Bloodworth”) and Jonathan Lim (“Pali Road”). Lim will also direct and produce.

The film is a co-venture between the U.S.’s Crimson Forrest Entertainment and China’s Huace Media Group and Cuixing Media Group.

The story is a Chinese-Western genre mashup featuring a group of displaced Chinese immigrant workers who fought back against growing racial tensions and discrimination after the building of the U.S. railroads in the 1800s.

“We’re combining two popular pop cult genres and assembling a highly talented cast whose martial arts skills will excite all fans of the genre. This is a piece of forgotten history that needs to revisited, and ironically is
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Cannes: Taiwan’s Michelle Chen Stars in Arclight’s ‘Pali Road’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: Taiwan’s Michelle Chen Stars in Arclight’s ‘Pali Road’ (Exclusive)
Arclight Films has picked up international rights to Hawaii-set mystery thriller “Pali Road.” The film stars Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen, Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight Saga”), Sung Kang (“Fast & Furious”) and Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost”).

Written by Doc Pedrolie, Victoria Arch and Steve Peterson, “Pali Road” tells the story of a young doctor who wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can’t remember. The film blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.

Multilingual Chen achieved stardom with the key role in Giddens Ko’s hit “You Are the Apple of My Eye,” in 2011, and has since starred in Hong Kong hits “Golden Chickensss” and “12 Golden Ducks” and Taiwanese crossover title “Cafe. Waiting. Love.”

Pali Road” is the first project in a slate of three films that Los Angeles-based Crimson Forest Entertainment is co-producing with Dadi Digital Film, China Film Assist and Cuixing Media Group,
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Crimson Forest strikes co-pro deal

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Exclusive: Chinese company inks three-film co-production agreement with Cargo Entertainment and Tunnel Post Production.

China’s Crimson Forest Entertainment has struck a three-film co-production agreement with Cargo Entertainment and Tunnel Post Production.

The deal covers psychological thriller Unknown Caller, Impulse to star Tiger Chen and sci-fi adventure Aurora.

All three films are scheduled to go into production later this year and will be targeted at audiences in China and other international markets.

Daxing Zhang, Justin Begnaud and Jonathan Lim of Crimson Forest will produce the trio with Cargo Entertainment CEO Marina Grasic and Jon Chiew of Huace Media. Executive producers are Alan Pao and Luke Daniels of Tunnel.

Crimson Forest and Cargo will oversee financing and international sales, while Tunnel Post will provide post-production services.

Crimson Forest COO Justin Begnaud negotiated the deal with Grasic and Luke Daniels, executive in charge of production for Tunnel.

“Partnering with Cargo Entertainment and Tunnel aligns with Crimson Forest’s strategy
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Man of Tai Chi Lands The Raid: Redemption's Iko Uwais

Man of Tai Chi Lands The Raid: Redemption's Iko Uwais
The ass-kicking star of The Raid: Redemption, Iko Uwais, has signed on for a role in Man of Tai Chi, the directorial debut of Keanu Reeves.

The story is set in Beijing and follows a young martial artist (Tiger Chen), whose exceptional skills present him with both fantastic opportunities and tough personal choices. Iko Uwais will fight Tiger Chen in one of the movie's final scenes. Keanu Reeves is also starring, although no details were given regarding his character.

Michael G. Cooney wrote the screenplay, with Lemore Syvan and Daxing Zhang producing. Universal Pictures is co-financing and distributing along with Village Roadshow Asia, China Film Group, and Wanda Media Group.

It isn't known when production will begin, although shooting will take place in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau. You can also clickHere to watch a proof of concept video for this martial arts epic.

Man of Tai Chi comes to
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