Saturday, October 24, 2015

Kung Fu Yoga Loses Viacom 18

According to this report from the Wall Street Journal Viacom18 Media has pulled out of Kung Fu Yoga.

MUMBAI—Indian entertainment company Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. has pulled out of a movie project aimed at marrying the film traditions of China and India, an executive involved said.

The film, titled “Kung Fu Yoga,” stars martial-arts legend Jackie Chan and a less well-known Indian actor. Shooting has started in Dubai on the feature, which is expected to include fight scenes as well as a Bollywood-style dance number.

“We called it off because we couldn’t agree on the terms,” said Gayatri Gulati, head of international business at Viacom18, a joint venture between New York-based Viacom Inc. and India’sNetwork18 Media & Investments Ltd.

Ms. Gulati declined to give more details about the reasons for Viacom18’s decision to drop the project, which also involves two Chinese companies, Taihe Entertainment Corp. and Shinework Media.

People familiar with the matter said Viacom18 wasn’t ready to invest in the film as it felt it wasn’t getting enough say in how it was being made.



Jackie Chan Fan Club India said...

so sad for Indian fans of JC

Dagmar Crmanova said...

Very sad news mostly for Indian fans who hoped Jackie will film in their country. thanks a lot for the info.

Annet said...

They have shot so many scenes already it would be such a loss (not just money wise) if they wouldn't finish the film. Hope it will be finished without Viacom 18

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