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Taiwan Film ‘More Than Blue’ Heads for Series Adaptation

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“Greater than Blue,” the Taiwanese romantic movie that was a shock hit in China and throughout Asia, is to be tailored as a TV collection. Singapore’s mm2 is producing in affiliation with Taiwan’s Goodfilm Workshop.

The 10-part collection will function an origin story and probe the coed days of star-crossed characters Chang Che-Kai (Okay) and Sung Yuan-Yuan (Cream), initially performed by Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen. It would additionally flesh out the again tales of a number of of the supporting characters. The solid has but to be introduced.

The collection is to be directed by Hsieh Pei-ju, earlier winner of the viewers award on the 2019 Taipei Movie Pageant along with her movie “Heavy Craving.” Returning to the venture are producer Rita Chuang, the 2018 movies director Gavin Lin, and screenwriter Hermes Lu.

Manufacturing is ready to begin on July 7, 2020, on an introduced funds of $6 million (NT$180 million), with supply in 2021. mm2 Asia is ready as the worldwide distributor outdoors of China. Whereas Fox Networks Asia was a associate on the 2018 film, mm2 says negotiations with main worldwide leisure platforms are nonetheless ongoing.

The 2018 movie was a neighborhood hit in 2018 when it made $7.95 million on theatrical launch in Taiwan. It adopted that up with a chart-topping opening in China and a mainland Chinese language haul of $135 million. It added data for highest grossing Taiwanese movie in different components of East Asia, together with Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Extra Than Blue is a remake of a 2009 Korean movie with the identical English-language title. That movie was the directorial debut of poet Gained Tae-yon. “The Taiwanese movie was profitable as a result of it was capable of convey the sturdy core storyline of the Korean unique with parts of latest Chinese language tradition,” the producers declare.

“We’re extremely optimistic in regards to the followers’ curiosity within the new tv collection as proof from the web boards on the topic,” stated Chen Qi Yuan, GM at mm2 Taiwan. “There have been a number of excellent dramas launched in Taiwan lately that has carried out very effectively within the rankings, and we predict a brand new wave of curiosity for the format.”

“It’s of the utmost significance for the tv collection to surpass each the unique movies’ tone by way of emotional depth; to maneuver the hearts of the followers and new audiences alike,” stated Chuang.

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