Magazine article Screen International

Village Roadshow Asia, Warner Team for Zhong Kui

Magazine article Screen International

Village Roadshow Asia, Warner Team for Zhong Kui

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Crouching Tiger cinematographer Peter Pau produces with Desen's Ann An.

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner Bros. Pictures have signed on as co-financiers and co-producers of Desen International Media's 3D fantasy adventure Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal, it was announced today in Shanghai.

The film is set for release in China on February 19, 2015, the first day of the Chinese New Year.

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner will profit from the film's revenues in mainland China, and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia will have distribution rights in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand; while Warner Bros. will handle distribution in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Beijing Enlight Pictures has also joined the project as a co-financier and Mainland China co-distributor. Other Chinese co-financiers include actor Chen Kun's production company K. Pictures and Shenzhen-based Wu's Entertainment.

Zhao Tianyu (The Law of Atttraction) [pictured] will direct a cast including Chen Kun (The Painted Skin), Li Bingbing (Transformers 4), Winston Chao (The Wedding Banquet), Yang Zishan (So Young), Bao Bei-er (So Young) and Juke Junyi (Outcast). …

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