Homerun, Zonbo partner on slate
Singaporean production and distribution entity Homerun Asia (å®¶æ¨‚é›»å½±) is collaborating with Chinese media firm Zonbo Media (åŒ—äº¬ä¸åšä¸–ç´€å½±è¦–å‚³åª’æœ‰é™å…¬å¸) on a slate of films, the two companies said at ScreenSingapore on Tuesday.
Homerun and Zonbo will invest RMB400-500 million ($61.7-77 million) over the next three years on a slate of five “commercial Asian films”, said Chen Weiming (é™³å‰æ˜Ž), chairman of Zonbo Media.
Films include a Chinese remake of Dangerous Liaisons, and 1965, a historical epic based on the events leading up to Singapore’s independence.
Dangerous Liaisons will be directed by Korean film-maker Hur Jin-ho (í—ˆì§„í˜¸) on an announced budget of US$15 million. The film starts production in September.
The $5 million 1965 will be directed by Singapore-based Malaysian director Lee Thean Jeen (æŽå¤©ä»), with superstar director Peter Chan (é™³å¯è¾›) attached as supervisory director. The film is scheduled to begin shooting by year-end.
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