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Minkoff to helm ‘Chinese Odyssey’

Director set for 3D action-adventure

Rob Minkoff is attached to direct “Chinese Odyssey,” a 3D English-language action-adventure his newly formed shingle is producing in partnership with China Film Group and Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV.

Film is intended to play in the U.S. and at the foreign B.O.

Minkoff (“The Lion King,” “The Forbidden Kingdom”) founded Tiger 62 Media with Pietro Ventani. The production company has offices in L.A., Singapore and Beijing.

“Chinese Odyssey” will be shot in China. China Film Group and Galloping Horse Film are providing financing.

“We look forward to working with a talented filmmaker as Rob Minkoff, and with Pietro Ventani,” China Film Group prexy Zhao Haicheng said. His company has produced five of the country’s top 10 grossing films, including “The Founding of a Republic” and “Crazy Racer.”

CAA China negotiated the deal on behalf of Minkoff, Ventani and Galloping Horse Prods.

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