Viacom18 Motion Pictures India is partnering with China’s Taihe Entertainment Corp. and Shinework Media on Jackie Chan project Kung-Fu Yoga. Described as an action comedy, the film will star Chan and reunite him with director Stanley Tong following their earlier projects Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story and The Myth.
According to a statement from Mumbai-based Viacom18, an Indian joint venture of entertainment conglomerate Viacom, the project is considered the first under a recently signed India-China co-production treaty.
The studio said it has signed a letter of intent for the film “which gives us three months to discuss and finalize the details on the main agreement (including the casting of Indian actors).”
“Considering the government’s latest step to invite Chinese investments and collaborate with a civilization as old and rich as our own, the alliance stands to offer a unique opportunity to co-create and develop strong cultural experiences and exchange of talent,” said Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare. Continue reading >>