Headlines from China: Chinese Comic Book ‘Zombie Brother’ Gets Hollywood Adaption

Chinese Comic Book ‘Zombie Brother’ Gets Hollywood Adaption

Chinese comic book Zombie Brother will be adapted into an action-comedy film.  Hollywood’s STX Entertainment and China’s Tencent Pictures will co-produce it. The film shifts the original setting to New York City, following a Chinese lead character who leads his fellows in a fight with zombies to stay alive. Alex Rubens (Community) and Ryan Engle (Rampage) have written the script. Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of the film Isn’t It Romantic, is in talks to potentially direct the adaption. Previously, the producers considered having Kung Fury‘s director David Sandberg helm the project. Read more on Mtime

Three Chinese-language Films in Competition for Busan’s New Currents Award

The 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has unveiled the 14 titles selected for the New Currents Award, the festival’s competition section for films by up-and-coming Asian filmmakers. Among the 14 titles, three of them are Chinese-language films, including Li Ji’s A Road To Spring, Sun Aoqian’s Over The Sea, and Boluomi, directed by Lau Kek Huat and Vera Chen from Taiwan. This year’s jury members of New Current Award include British director Mike Figgis, Karel Och, artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, actresses Samal Yeslyamova and Lee Sinje, and Korean producer Suh Youngjoo. Read more on Mtime