Rising Chinese star Li Bingbing and Motion Picture Association boss Christopher Dodd will both be honored at the fourth annual U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles.
The Forbidden Kingdom
Barry Levinson has come on board to direct an untitled love story, set in Shanghai and Leningrad, with Shanghai Film Group financing and Mike Medavoy, Rafaella De Laurentiis and Edward McGurn…
A superstar in China, Variety's 2013 Asian Star of the Year Li Bingbing recently crossed over to international English-language fare with "Resident Evil: Retribution."
Turkish foundation built on keen strategy of product placement
With the Hollywood gold rush into China in high gear, it's hard to tell the real players from the wannabes.
Mike Medavoy's recent pact with Shanghai Film Group for a pic and miniseries set in WWII Shanghai is a prime example of how co-productions are increasingly viewed as a way into the China market…
A mediocre remake of the famous, same-named 1987 Hong Kong action-fantasy, "A Chinese Ghost Story" sports snazzy effects and some decent fight sequences, but that's about it.
British helmer Scott Mann has signed on to direct a remake of Japanese pic "Seven Samurai," which is being produced by the Weinstein Co. and Japan's Kurosawa Prods.
A slick but instantly forgettable item with tepid theatrical prospects.
Jerry Bruckheimer Films isn't giving up on "Apaches." The company has tapped Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples to take a stab at adapting Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel about a group of renegade cops.
John Fusco has been tapped to breathe new life into "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."