Andre Morgan, producer of the Oscar winning film'Million Dollar Baby,' addresses a press conference in Hong Kong. Morgan will produce the first Chinese musical in 40 years in collaboration with Hong Kong director Peter Chan.(AFP photo)
BEIJING, Mar. 5-- The producer of the Oscar-winning boxing movie"Million Dollar Baby," Andre Morgan says he will produce the first Chinese musical in 40 years in collaboration with Hong Kong director Peter Chan.
"Perhaps Love", a passionate Hong Kong love story, will be directed by Chan and produced by Andre Morgan, maker of Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee's"Enter the Dragon".
Although he has produced 15 to 20 Chinese films and has brought martial arts movies to the West, Morgan said it was time to try a brave new line instead of signature high-kicking Kung Fu flicks that have dominated Chinese cinema.
Currently shooting in Beijing and Shanghai, the 10 million US dollar film will bring together Asian star Takeshi Kaneshiro and mainland Chinese actress Zhou Xun. Farah Khan, is in charge of choreography.
Morgan says the Sino-American joint venture will be two years in the making, and is aimed at bringing the vast Chinese and Western markets onto an ambitious course for the future in film development.
The film is scheduled for completion in May and release in August in Hong Kong, China and other major Asian cities.
Shooting of the film will begin at the end of this year.