Bruno Wu, Arthur Sarkissian Launch Film Production Venture

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Bruno Wu

The Chinese businessman and Hollywood producer are planning a slate of five films under the new Peak Time Entertainment banner.

Chinese entrepreneur Bruno Wu and Hollywood producer Arthur Sarkissian, best known for the Rush Hour franchise, are teaming up to launch Peak Time Entertainment, a new movie production venture.

The partners plan to collaborate on an initial slate of five projects. Among the ideas is a film called Titanic Code, a conspiracy thriller about the sinking of the Titanic, based on a script by David Marconi, who wrote Enemy of the State and the forthcoming The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Other targeted projects include an untitled action comedy scripted by Bruce Evans and Ray Gideon (Stand By Me) and Knights In Paradise, a romantic action-comedy that they hope to film in the U.S., China and the Dominican Republic.

“This is a great initial slate of projects for Arthur and me,” said Wu, chairman of Seven Stars Entertainment.

Sarkissian developed the Rush Hour franchise and recently served as a producer on The Foreigner and the CBS TV series Vegas.

I’m sure it will be a happy and successful partnership," Sarkissian added.

Wu is the chairman of Beijing-based Sun Seven Stars Media Group, which has invested in several international films. He has credits as an executive producer on James Gray's The Immigrant and Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman.