Magazine article Screen International

Wang to Start Epic Drama White Deer Plain

Magazine article Screen International

Wang to Start Epic Drama White Deer Plain

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Chinese filmmaker Wang Quanan is to start shooting historic epic White Deer Plain, starring Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Duan Yihong and Zhang Fengyi.

Chinese filmmaker Wang Quanan (Tuya's Marriage, Apart Together) is to start shooting historic epic White Deer Plain, starring Kitty Zhang Yuqi (CJ7, All About Woman), Duan Yihong (The Message, Hot Summer Days) and Zhang Fengyi (Red Cliff, Farewell My Concubine).

The film, budgeted at $14.75m (RMB100m) is the biggest-budgeted film project of Wang, to be produced and invested by Wang's Lightshades Film Productions, Xi'an Film and TV Production and Xi'an-based Western Film Group Corporation. Wang's Berlin Golden Bear winning Tuya's Marriage and Silver Bear Best Screenplay winner Apart Together are both budgeted between $1.5m to $2m.

Shooting will start in a week in Xi'an, where the story is based. The story of White Deer Plain is based on author Chen Zhongshi's epic novel of the same title, about family feud between two major families in northwest China, fighting over family honor and the auspicious land called White Deer Plain. …

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