- Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:32 AM
Los Angeles, 21 March 2018 (MIA) - Veteran director and producer Ridley Scott is in talks with China's Zhejiang Talent Television and Film Co. to produce Amman Mission, an action-thriller based on the evacuation of Chinese nationals in 1990 during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Titled "Goodbye, Kuwait" in Chinese, the project is in development and represented by Hong Kong-based Media Quiz at Filmart. Budgeted at $35 million, the film will be shot in the Chinese autonomous regions of Ningxia and Xinjiang, as well as in Kuwait.
Media Quiz told The Hollywood Reporter that Scott has read the first draft of the script and is awaiting a revised version. His name is on the promotion poster of the project, which also detailed how 4,885 Chinese evacuated Kuwait within 48 hours. "One motherland," it also states, recalling the Chinese patriotism in recent mega blockbusters like Wolf Warriors 2 and Operation Red Sea, which are the top two films in China's box-office history and together grossed $1.42 billion. Both movies also featured an evacuation plot, from an unnamed African nation and Yemen, respectively.
Scott's last Chinese releases were All the Money in the World and Alien: Covenant, the latter of which was heavily censored and grossed $46 million in China.
Established in Zhejiang in 2005, Zhejiang Talent Television and Film is mostly known for TV dramas and The Voice of China, but has also backed films such as Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac and Skiptrace. It was listed on the Nasdaq-style ChiNext of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2015. sk/09:31
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 4:17 PM | North Korea agrees to accept U.N. agency staff over missiles
North Korea has agreed to allow International Civil Aviation Organization staff to conduct an on-sit...
- 4:07 PM | Homer’s Iliad to close 58th Ohrid Summer Festival on Monday
Macedonia’s biggest music and theatre event, the 58th edition of Ohrid Summer Festival, is to close ...
- 2:00 PM | Operational Employment Plan, Youth Guarantee programme - effective to reduce unemployment
2018 Operational Employment Plan and pilot programme Youth Guarantee are being successfully implemen...
- 11:17 AM | Portrait of academician Radovan Pavlovski at scientific and art visit in Uranija House-MANU
An event portraying the academician Radovan Pavlovski will be held Sunday evening within scientific ...
- 10:52 AM | Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukra...