Donnie Yen, Zhang Ziyi Amongst Skill On Launching Slate Of Peter Chan’s Changin’ Photo
Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan has introduced a manufacturing firm to focus on streaming material, Changin’ Photo, with a launching slate of five jobs and skill including action star Donnie Yen and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.
The brand-new clothing aims to “reinvent the streaming multiverse in Asia” by registering leading filmmakers and also fresh talent from across the region to create drama collection for a pan-Asian audience as well as past. Chan also means to work together with systems as well as potential co-production companions who wish to jump into Asia’s expanding streaming market.
Changin’ Pictures prepares to present 20 restricted series throughout different gernes from across the area in its first four years.
The first two projects on the slate are Oriental series, both adapted from preferred webtoons: ONE: High School Heroes, generated by Commitment Pictures (Desperate Mr. X), regarding harassed secondary school youngster who changes himself right into a hero; and also Heesu In Course 2, created by Film K (Escape From Mogadishu), billed as a bittersweet love in between two high school boys.
Donnie Yen is affixed as showrunner to Outright Loser, Hidden Master, the activity celebrity’s initial foray into series, billed as “a reinvention of the martial arts style in a never-before-seen universe”. Yen will also star as an Eastern American martial musician that, after seeing that some average individuals in Hong Kong are really martial art masters, finds that martial musicians have actually been giving their family tree with inscribing their memories and also fighting style abilities onto unfamiliar people’ bodies.
Zhang Ziyi will star in The Killer, a real crime suspense thriller, which will be directed by Chan. Based upon a historical instance in Shanghai in the 40s, the series focuses on a lady implicated of severing her other half and also traces occasions in China from Japanese Occupation to the Nationalist federal government to the birth of a brand-new China.
The launching slate likewise consists of compilation scary collection The Eye, a reboot of prominent horror IP, generated by Thailand’s Banjong Pisanthanakun (Pee Mak), and also guided by fellow top-level Thai filmmakers Nattawut Baz Poonpiriya (One For The Road), Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter) and also Wisit Sasanatieng (Tears Of The Black Tiger).
Esther Yeung is joining Changin’ Photo as chief operating officer. She was previously general supervisor, head of sales as well as circulation, at Expense Kong’s Edko Films, where she oversaw the local launch of films like Drive My Vehicle, Bloodsucker as well as Kleptomaniacs.
Chan was just one of the very first Eastern filmmakers to press pan-Asian collaboration back in the very early 2000s with Hong Kong-based clothing Praise Photos, which pioneered co-productions and anthologies with filmmakers consisting of Kim Jee-Woon, Park Chan-Wook, Takashi Miike, Hur Jin-Ho, Nonzee Nimibutr, the Pain Brothers and also Fruit Chan.
” I don’t desire this to be a Peter Chan’s company,” said Chan. “We are not a director’s manufacturing company. It is just filmmaker-backed and also filmmaker-driven to ensure that we might elevate our level of efficiency and also efficiency. We aspire to be Asia’s most effective one quit buy international production partners as well as streaming systems.”
” I do not want this to be a Peter Chan’s company,” stated Chan. “We are not a director’s production company. We aim to be Asia’s most efficient one quit shop for global manufacturing partners and streaming platforms.”