Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Comes on Board Genghis Khan Epic an End to Killing

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Comes on Board Genghis Khan Epic an End to Killing

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Wang Pang (Six Women In War, Jin Hun) directs the Chinese/Mongolian epic.

Fortissimo has acquired international rights outside China and Korea to An End To Killing.

Wang Pang (Six Women In War, Jin Hun) directs the Chinese/Mongolian epic.

Set during the late reign of Genghis Khan, the film is about when a Daoist priest convinces the warlord that he needed to give up violence and killing.

The cast features Zhao Youliang [pictured] as the priest and Tu Men as Genghis Khan with Park Yejin, Geng Le, Yu Shaoqun, Li Xiaoran, Elvis Tsui and Hideo Nakaizumi.

Sun Ming served as cinematographer and Japan's Kenji Kawai composed the score.

The $12m multi-national production is now in post with Korea's MOFAC handling CGI and effects. It is being set for an autumn release in China (and an international festival launch in autumn also).

Production companies are ShanDong Film Studio, China Film Group Corporation, ShanDong WoHan Culture and Media Co, Radio Film and TV Administration of ShanDong Province, and SCS Entertainment. International producers on board are Satoru Iseki and Jooick Lee.

The deal was negotiated during the recent Beijing Film Festival between Fortissimo's Chairman Michael J. …

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