Jon Cho and Jimmy O Yang are said to be in talks with Sony too
Jackie Chan and Constance Wu will lead the all-Asian cast animated film ‘Wish Dragon’.
According to the Hollywood Reporter film legend Jackie Chan and Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Wu will star in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated film Wish Dragon.
The film is thought to be a modern re-telling of the classic Genie in a bottle tale from 1001 Nights. The core of the story is about the important things in life and how hard work, honesty, friends, and family are things which cannot be wished for.
Altered Carbon star Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong and comedian Bobby Lee will also lend their voices to the film.
Actor/Musician Jimmy Wong tweeted how important Asian mainstream representation is to him and how much of an honour to be ivolved in the film.
“Asian representation is something that I have been looking for my entire life in mainstream media, and to be a part of a movie that will be one of the first animations to truly bring a story through the lens of my Chinese heritage is an incredible honor.”
Star Trek actor John Cho and Silicon Valley star Jimmy O Yang are in negotiations to join the cast.
Asian representation is something that I have been looking for my entire life in mainstream media, and to be a part of a movie that will be one of the first animations to truly bring a story through the lens of my Chinese heritage is an incredible honor.https://t.co/67omovEkb1
— Jimmy (@jfwong) April 17, 2018
The film is a Chinese co-production with Chan’s Beijing-based Sparkle Roll Media Corporation and Base Animation.
The makers are eyeing a next year release in China. They also plan to open the film for US and international markets.
“Our goal in developing the project and building the Xiamen studio was to make world class animation in China for China… and the world,” said producer, and Base principal Chris Bremble.
“From the start, Chris Appelhans wanted the film made in China, with a strong Mainland China creative team, an international cast of talent, and a focus on the hopes and dreams of contemporary China.”
In related news, Crazy Rich Asians, which stars Constance Wu hasjust been released.