STRIKE BACK: China Film Co. And Taihang Ready New Patriotic Actioner For Fall Production
Fresh out of Cannes and continuing the string of Chinese patriotic thrills of late, a September start is in store for Strike Back, from China Film Group and Taihang Pictures. Arclight Films, home to such hits as Triple Threat, Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 and Donnie Yen’s S.P.L. and Special ID, is selling internationally and co-financing the new thriller to be shot in the deserts of Xinjiang, northwest China, and Hainan island in the south.
The fact-based story focuses on two Chinese soldiers who decide to avenge the killing of their colleague by a terrorist. One, a young reservist, feels the need to prove that he has what it takes to join the special operations forces known as Skyhawks.
The state-owned Group’s China Film Co. is financing the project which is still on par for a director and an ensemble cast. China Film’s Xu Jian Hai is producing with Johnny Liu and Taihang’s Wang Cheng Zhe, who is reportedly penning the project with fellow producer Li Qian. Gary Hamilton and Ying Ye will exec produce at Arclight. (VARIETY)
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