Chinese Superhero Movie ‘Pancake Man’ Heads For U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Pancake Man, Jean Claude van Damme
Courtesy of Wanda Pictures

Chinese superhero comedy “Pancake Man” (“Jian Bing Man”), which features cameos from Jean-Claude van Damme, is set to get a North American release on July 24.

“Pancake” and Hong Kong-made sports action picture “To the Fore” will both be distributed by Milt Barlow’s specialty company Asia Releasing on behalf of rights holder Magnum Films.

“Jian Bing Man,” which is a Wanda Pictures release in China, is the tale of a street pancake vendor who gains superpowers from the breakfast dishes he serves. It is directed by Da Peng and stars Chinese actors Ada Liu (“Badges of Fury”) and Yuan Shanshan (“One Day”) and includes Hong Kong comedy favorites Eric Tsang and Sandra Ng.

“To the Fore,” backed by Emperor Motion Pictures, represents a shift in tone for well-known genre and thriller director Dante Lam. The cast includes Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou, and Siwon as competing cyclists, with Hong Kong’s real-life cycling track stars Sarah Lee Wai Sze and Wong Kam-po in supporting roles. The film was shot in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, Italy, Korea, and the Tengger Desert. Asia Releasing will give it an outing on August 7.

The company has recently handled North American and multiple territory releases of “Triumph in the Skies,” ”Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2,” “12 Golden Ducks” and “The Left Ear.”

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  1. outrage says:

    china box office : classement :
    1 Monster Hunt : box office : 330.33 million dollar us $
    2 To The Fore : box office : 11.64 million dollar us $
    3 Monkey King:Hero is Back : box office : 137.56 dollar us $
    4 Jian Bing Man(van damme) : box office : 177.29 million dollar us $
    5 MR. BLACK-Green Star : box office : 6.17 million dollar us $
    6 Kwai Boo : box office : 6.07 million dollar us $
    7 Time To Love : box office : 3.41 million dollar us $
    8 Wild City : box office : 21.80 million dollar us $
    9 Lady of the Dynasty : box office : 20.64 million dollar us $

  2. outrage says:

    china box office :
    1 Monster Hunt : 307.01 million dollar us $ day : 21
    2 Jian Bing Man( van damme) : 170.41 million dollar us $ day : 20
    3 Monkey King:Hero is Back : 130.75 dollar us $ day : 27
    4 Wild City : 18.81 million dollar us $ day : 7
    5 Lady of the Dynasty : 18.78 million dollar us $ day : 7 j

  3. outrage says:

    china box office : classement :
    1 Monster Hunt : gain au box office : 263.35 million dollar us $ nombre de jour: 15 j
    2 Wild City : gain au box office :4.98 million dollar us $ nombre de jour: 1 j
    3 Lady of the Dynasty : gain au box office :4.70million dollar us $ nombre de jour: 1 j
    4 Jian Bing Man( avec van damme) : gain au box office : 158.10 million dollar us $ nombre de jour: 14 j

    c’est la dégringolade pour Jian Bing Man( avec van damme) face aux nouveaux venus , Monster Hunt résiste bien pour l’instant avec un budget plus conséquent pour les effets spéciaux.

  4. outrage says:

    china box office :
    1 Monster Hunt : Budget :56.4 million dollar us $ , box office : 225.63 million dollar us $ nb day : 11 j

    2 Jian Bing Man( avec van damme) : Budget :12.88 million dollar us $ , box office : 142.18 million dollar us $ nb day : 10 j

  5. outrage says:

    china box office : classement :
    1 Monster Hunt : Budget :56.4 million dollar us $ , box office : 204.96 million dollar us $ nb day : 10 j

    2 Jian Bing Man( avec van damme) : Budget :12.88 million dollar us $ , box office : 132.35 million dollar us $ nb day: 9 j

  6. Jacob says:

    Maybe you should watch the movie first before you write about it! Talk about lazy reporting! It’s NOT a super-hero movie at all, nor does he gain any superpowers. It’s a comedy about a disgraced actor who goes on to direct and star in a low budget super-hero movie (ala Bowfinger).

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