Hong Kong Filmart: Download THR's Day 3 Daily
The Hollywood Reporter's final daily from Filmart covers all the big deals and announcements as well as some postmarket tips on what to do and where to unwind in Hong Kong and the region.
In Day 3 of THR's Hong Kong Filmart Daily, South Korean majors like Lotte look to expand by adapting local hits for specific Asian markets, Hong Kong's Shaw Bros. launch a $70 million slate and Philip Yung discusses the harrowing real-life story behind his Hong Kong International Festival-closing film Port of Call.
Former heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson will join the cast of Ip Man 3, Pegasus Motion Pictures has announced, setting up the prospect of some intense fighting scenes between Tyson and martial arts legend Donnie Yen, who reprises the eponymous role from the previous two Ip Man installments.
Chinese audiences and streaming companies are waiting anxiously to assess the impact of a raft of tough new rules next week that will require close censorship of feature films, TV shows and other digital content.
Multiple deals were being signed on the floor of a busy second day of Filmart, with Asian buyers as usual dominating business at the region’s biggest market. Hollywood-based Arclight Films had sold films to territories across Asia, with the market only at its halfway stage.