Multinational rights firm, Swen Group has green-lighted “Mysterious Fighter Project B,” a sequel to its Lee Min-ho starring action comedy “Mysterious Fighter Project A” – even before “Project A” hits theaters.
The film is set up as a co-venture between Fame and Swen and will see the return of Australia’s Wade Muller on the Chinese-language picture.
Something of an origins story, “Project A” kicks off with a half-drowned young man washing up on a beach in Hong Kong, discovering he has skills as a cook and a martial artist, and then taking on a group of racketeers who want to take over his restaurant. The movie will be released in January 2018 in HK and certain other Asian countries. Filming of “Project B” will take place in Hong Kong and Taiwan from the first quarter of 2018.
Lee, who speaks Korean and Mandarin, has a growing fan base. He recently released his first album as a singer and played his first fan meetings in Taiwan. Those included the screening of Lee’s recent s action thriller, “The Bittersweet.”
Swen picked up worldwide rights except Mainland China to “Bittersweet.” It subsequently sold global SVoD rights (ex-China) to Netflix, which made it available in Mandarin from Nov. 1 with 22 subtitled options and 7 dubbed language versions.