Fox International Channels to Co-Produce Chinese Film 'Go Lala Go 2'
The Fox unit has partnered with Chinese production company New Classics Media, which has been behind movies grossing more than $400 million at the Chinese box office this year.
Fox International Channels, part of 21st Century Fox, has partnered with Chinese film and TV company New Classics Media to co-produce Go Lala Go 2, a romantic drama about the adventures of a young Chinese career woman.
Directed by and starring Xu Jinglei, the first Go Lala Go film became a surprise hit upon its release in 2010. The movie has been credited with helping kick off the current wave of Chinese romantic dramedies about the country's new generation of upwardly mobile young urbanites. The series is based on a best-selling novel by Chinese writer Ke Li.
The sequel stars an all-new cast, including Ariel Lin, Vic Zhou and Chen Bolin.
Go Lala Go 2 will be released in China, Singapore, North America, Australia and New Zealand on Dec. 4, followed by Hong Kong and Macau on Dec. 10 and Taiwan on Dec. 11. It will later be carried exclusively on FIC’s Chinese movies channel, Star Chinese Movies, on the network's VOD and online catch-up services in Asia Pacific and North America.
FIC has been deepening its commitment to Chinese original scripted content, with films such as Ah Boys to Men 3, SARA, Full Strike and 1965, and several premium miniseries in development across Asia.
Some of New Classics Media's recent movies have been huge performers at the Chinese box office. The production studio's comedies Jian Bing Man and Goodbye Mr. Loser grossed $187 million and $213 million, respectively.
"We are particularly grateful to work with NCM to both co-produce and distribute Go Lala Go 2," said Joon Lee, FIC's head of original production in mainland China. "This collaboration is definitely a good foundation for both parties to engage a step further in the Chinese movie business."