Magazine article Screen International

IM Global Takes Chinese Rights to 'The Noble Family'

Magazine article Screen International

IM Global Takes Chinese Rights to 'The Noble Family'

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Marking the latest in a string of initiatives exploring opportunities in the world's biggest boom market, Los Angeles-based IM Global has picked up Chinese remake rights from FilmSharks to Mexican smash The Noble Family.

Under the terms of the deal, IM Global will develop and produce a Chinese-language remake via its Beijing operation under the auspices of Leslie Chen.

The company's senior vice-president of sales and acquisitions for Asia has led the office since IM Global chief Stuart Ford opened his China hub in 2012.

The Noble Family (Nosotros Los Nobles) became a box office sensation in Mexico when it opened in 2013 and generated more than 7.6m admissions.

The story of three spoiled children cut offfrom the family and forced to find work remains the second biggest Mexican release behind Instructions Not Included.

Leonardo Zambron produced alongside director Gary Alazmaki and such was the success of the film that Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks head Guido Rud has struck a number of local-language remake deals over the past year. …

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