Cannes: Taiwan's Alice Wang to Remake Akira Kurosawa's 'Rashomon' (Exclusive)
Wang's startup film company, Datang International Entertainment, has signed additional deals in Cannes to produce two Chinese co-productions.
Taiwanese producer-director Alice Wang will helm a remake of Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa's classic Rashomon.
Wang's startup production and distribution company, Datang International Entertainment, will co-produce the picture with Japanese entertainment company DLE Japan.
Datang also closed deals in Cannes to co-produce two Chinese co-productions: action-comedy Fish Sword and musical romance Veteran and the Beauty. For Fish Sword Datang is partnering with producer Chun Han; the film will star Candy Wang and Junior Han. Veteran and the Beauty will also star Wang, along with Gary Tsao. Taiwan's John Su will produce.
In November, Datang entered into a strategic partnership with U.S.-based DesertRock Entertainment for a $100 million fund supporting a slate of six films for the global marketplace. Currently in preproduction through this partnership is the WWII action-adventure Six Days, based on the epic true story of U.S. Navy veteran Bill Harrison. Alice Wang and Mike Wech are producing with Tim Lowry directing.
“These strategic partnerships with DLE and DesertRock allow Datang to duplicate our successful business model in Taiwan on a global scale and expand our ability to become an international entertainment studio," said Wang.