10:35am PT by Rebecca Ford
Li Bingbing to Star as Superhero in 'Realm'
Chinese actress Li Bingbing will star in Realm, a new film from Chinese production and distribution company Fundamental Films and Stan Lee Global Entertainment.
The plot of the film is being kept under wraps but is based off an original idea from Lee, the mind behind some of the world's most famous comic book characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and the X-Men.
"What a kick it has been to create our first Chinese female superhero, and an empowering one at that," said Lee. "It has been such a fun experience bringing to life an international woman character, and the ability to do so has been different from anything we’ve ever done! I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it."
Alex Litvak (Predators, The Three Muskateers) will write the screeplay.
Bingbing will also produce alongside Gill Champion from Stan Lee Global Entertainment, and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental, who will oversee production on behalf of their companies. Fundamental’s Gary Glushon will executive produce.
"Stan Lee’s imagination has brought the world some of its most iconic pop-culture stories and characters. It gives us incredible pleasure and excitement to present his latest creation," said Mark Gao, Chairman of Fundamental Films.
Binbing’s recent credits include Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal. She’s also attached to The Nest as both an actress and producer. Bingbing is managed by Fundamental Talent outside of China, with UTA repping her in the U.S.