Magazine article Screen International

UPI to Co-Produce Legend

Magazine article Screen International

UPI to Co-Produce Legend

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Highly anticipated Chinese kung-fu action film brings martial arts icon Wong Fei Hung back on screen.

Universal Pictures International (UPI) is teaming up with Edko Films and Irresistible Films on Rise of the Legend.

Roy Chow's highly anticipated Chinese kung-fu action film brings martial arts icon Wong Fei Hung back on screen and stars Peng Yuyan in the title role. Christine To wrote the screenplay.

Sammo Hung, Wang Luodan, Jing Boran, Wong Cho Lam and Zhang Jin also star, with special appearances by Tony Leung Ka-fai and Angelababy.

UPI has acquired all rights in international territories, including North America but excluding Asia. It will be distributed and marketed in Asia by Edko Films.

Producer Bill Kong, head of Edko Films, commented: "We're thrilled to be partnering with Universal again. We collaborated with Universal back in 2006 and achieved optimal results. Released through Universal in the US, Fearless starring Jet Li was screened in over 1,800 theatres and ranked second place in its opening weekend, grossing over RMB200m at the box office during its run. …

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