HBOAsia is partnering with the state-owned China Movie Channel todevelop and co-produce an anthology of martial arts films for TV.
The Chinese-languageproductions will feature Chinese talent professionally trained in mixed martialarts, with Hong Kongaction director Corey Yuen serving as executive producer for the first twofilms, according to a July 11 statement from the companies.
The films, titled "Master of the Drunken Fist: BeggarSo" and "Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying," arecurrently in production in China. They are scheduled to premiere at the end ofthis year on CMC's channels as well as on HBO and Red by HBO across 23 Asianterritories.
Time WarnerInc.'s Home BoxOffice Inc. is the parent company of HBO Asia.