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SOURCE Crimson Forest Entertainment
- Project is Chen's follow-up to Keanu Reeve's directorial debut 'Man of Tai Chi' -
- Cargo Entertainment and Tunnel Post to Co-Produce -
CANNES, France and LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crimson Forest Entertainment, a global independent motion picture studio, today announced that Chinese Martial Arts star Tiger Chen has been cast for "Impulse." This will be his follow-up to last year's actioner, "Man of Tai Chi," which marked Keanu Reeve's directorial debut.
The cast is currently being set, and filming will commence later this year in Vancouver. Crimson Forest Entertainment is financing and producing the film, along with Cargo Entertainment and Tunnel Post.
"Tiger is an amazingly talented Martial Arts star, and we are excited to cast him in our film," said Jonathan Lim, chief executive officer of Crimson Forest Entertainment. "We are confident that the film will have a stellar cast to complement an action-packed plot line that will resonate with audiences on a global scale."
"Impulse," written by Richard Ronat, will be produced by Daxing Zhang, Justin Begnaud and Jonathan Lim of Crimson Forest, Jon Chiew of Huace Media, and Marina Grasic of Cargo Entertainment. Luke Daniels and Alan Pao will exec produce for Tunnel. Cargo Entertainment is taking the action-thriller to Cannes this month.
In addition to "Man of Tai Chi", Chen's other credits include "Once in the Life" by Laurence Fishburne, "House of Fury" by Stephen Fung, and "Kung Fu Man" by Cheung-Yan Yuen, which Chen wrote and played the lead in. Chen was also a key fight choreographer in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Charlie's Angels," the "Matrix" trilogy, and both "Kill Bill" movies.
About Crimson Forest Entertainment
Crimson Forest Entertainment is a publicly traded, global independent motion picture studio that finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality feature films and television series with budgets up to $25 million for worldwide distribution. With offices in Shanghai and Los Angeles, the company plays an integral role in all aspects of the production process and looks to make strategic investments across a project's life cycle. More than a decade of experience in the China entertainment industry has allowed Crimson Forest to successfully conceptualize, produce and distribute various film and television projects in the local Chinese market, as well as position the company as a valuable partner in the ever-growing Chinese theatrical marketplace. For more information, visit the Crimson Forest Entertainment website at www.cfeg.tv.
About Cargo Entertainment
Cargo Entertainment, founded in 2011 by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay, is a worldwide sales, financing, production, and distribution company focusing on theatrical, television and home entertainment. Combined, the three veteran industry executives have over 60 years of experience working in the entertainment industry at companies such as Miramax, Spelling Entertainment, Lorimar Studios, ProSieben Television, IFG and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Cargo is a bi-coastal company with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. It is also an affiliate of multi-platform production studio Curious Pictures. For more information, visit the Cargo Entertainment website at www.cargoentertainment.com.
About Tunnel Post Production
Tunnel Post is a Santa Monica-based company that utilizes its focus on technology to create, restore, and deliver high-end media content, including feature films, television programs, live programs, live events, commercials, music videos, and trailers. Tunnel started as a solution to a post-production problem and has since grown tremendously in both physical size and scope, now reaching beyond post product to all aspects of the TV and film industry. Tunnel operates in a state-of-the-art custom-built 15,000 square foot facility. For more information, visit the Tunnel Post Production website at www.tunnelpost.com.
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