Magazine article Screen International

Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Slate

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Oriental DreamWorks has struck development deals with Chinese producers including Dreams of the Dragon Pictures, as it moves towards producing more live action and China-originated content.

The Shanghai-based joint venture has a multi-picture development deal with China's Dreams of the Dragon, which will kick off with a Chinese live action, visual effects-driven period drama, based on a script by Wang Hui-ling (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

The two partners will also collaborate on a franchise comedy with a high-concept premise and a modern martial arts movie combining cutting-edge visual effects with advanced choreography.

Dreams of the Dragon, founded by Wilson Qiu, previously invested in Cloud Atlas and produced local hit Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting.

Separately, Oriental DreamWorks will work with producer-director Teng Huatao (Love Is Not Blind) on an animated feature, which will update an old Chinese folk tale. Ba Yue Chang An (The Stolen Years) will write the script, while Teng will direct. …

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