Magazine article Screen International

FilmEngine to Set Up an Asia Joint Venture in Taiwan

Magazine article Screen International

FilmEngine to Set Up an Asia Joint Venture in Taiwan

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Los Angeles-based FilmEngine is to set up an Asia joint venture in Taiwan, with Taiwan's Hsu Po-yun, founding partner of New Aspect Cultural Foundation and executive board for Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP).

The new company, to be called FilmEngine Asia/Orient will produce a slate of 12 films in the next five years, according to Hsu at a press conference held in Taipei today.

The 12 films include four Chinese-language films. Those are Formosa Koxinga, a historical drama about Ming Dynasty commander Zheng Chenggong defeating the Dutch East India Company in Taiwan in the 17th Century. Poon Tuck Ming, a biopic about the first Chinese man to walk around the globe in the 1940s. My Candy Store will be an animated film about a candy store in a US town set up jointly by a Chinese, an European and a US citizen. The Legend of Cricket Fu will be another animated film set in 1405 in Nanjing, about a group of fighting crickets battling one another for the map to the treasures. …

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