Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom is in advanced talks to pick up international sales rights to “Shadow,” the upcoming historical adventure from leading Chinese director Zhang Yimou (“Hero,” “The Great Wall”).
The film, set in the Three Kingdoms era, began filming in March and wrapped in July. It is the tentpole release for 2018 from Perfect Village Entertainment, the merged company set up in June by Perfect World Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Endeavor. It was co-produced by Le Vision Pictures.
Scripted by Zhang and Wei Li, the film stars Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Guan Xiaotong, Wang Qianyuan, Wu Lei, Hu Jun and Wang Jingchu. Production is by Ellen Eliasoph and Catherine Pang.
Endeavor, previously known as WME | IMG, was a minority equity investor in Perfect Village. In August it bought a majority stake in Bloom.