Magazine article Screen International

Road Pictures to Produce Chinese Version of 'Run Lola Run'

Magazine article Screen International

Road Pictures to Produce Chinese Version of 'Run Lola Run'

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Zhu Zhu will star in the remake of the cult German thriller.

China's Road Pictures has unveiled a slate of new productions, including a Chinese-language remake of 1998 German breakout hit Run Lola Run.

Announced at the recent Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), the remake will star Chinese actress Zhu Zhu (Marco Polo), who will also executive produce.

Based in Beijing with an office in Los Angeles headed by Julien Favre, Road Pictures is also co-financing Andrew Niccol's upcoming sci-fi thriller Anon, starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, with Germany's K5 Media Group. The film is currently in post-production for release later this year.

Road Pictures also announced several new projects at the BJIFF event including The Diamond Age, an adaptation of Neal Stephenson's cult sci-fi novel, produced in association with Lauren Selig, Barry Levine and Mike Bundlie, which is being scripted by Karl Gajdusek.

Other projects unveiled by Road Pictures include English-language TV series Creation Of The Gods, produced in association with Lloyd and Beatriz Levin and developed by David Hayter; and sci-fi romcom Robots, produced with Stephen Hamel and written by Anthony Hines and Casper Christensen. …

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