Chinese co-production status has opened the floodgates for numerous titles to benefit film production in recent years, as is the case for 7th Grade Civil Servant helmer Terra Shin‘s new $30 million dollar action comedy, Bounty Hunters, following its appearance at Cannes. Harmonious Entertainment Shanghai, Pegasus Motion Pictures, and Starhaus Entertainment are backing the Chinese-Korean co-production with Pegasus representing the film globally.
Korean rising star Lee Min-Ho, and Mainland actress Tiffany Tang have been attached to star with Lee playing a mentally and physically talented member of a quintet of bickering bounty hunters assigned to capture a high profile fugitive for the FBI. Further cast and plot info are currently light but the gist of the film is being principally established as a fresh approach to the Chinese-language action adventure genre with a diverse cast, and Ip Man 3D scribe Edmond Wong providing the screenplay.
Production kicks off on September 2 with locations in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and other Asian countries, including Korea’s Jeju Island for a likely 2016 date.
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H/T: Variety, Jaynestars