Unforbidden Kingdom: Weintsteins Set $285 M. Slate of Asian Films

sevensamurai Unforbidden Kingdom: Weintsteins Set $285 M. Slate of Asian FilmsBob and Harvey Weinstein have activated a $285 millon fund for the acquisition and development of a slate of 21 films and 10 direct-to-video titles shot and directed over the next six years in Asia.

<i>Variety</i> reports:

Some of the titles to be included under the fund include a live-action version of "Mulan"; a remake of "The Seven Samurai"; action epic "Shanghai"; an untitled Tony Jaa project; a trio of Hong Kong action films, to be shot in English, under TWC's recently announced deal with "24" producer Tony Krantz and "Infernal Affairs" co-director Andrew Lau; and "Forbidden Kingdom," which marks the first onscreen pairing of martial arts superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

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