In its first U.S.-China co-production with parent company Tang Media Partners, Global Road Entertainment has greenlit The Last Masters. A martial arts action thriller, it will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and written by Alex Tse. The film will shoot in China among other worldwide locations, and be overseen by Global Road President of Worldwide Production, Lynn Harris.
The story follows three generations of martial arts fighters who must come together to vanquish an international operation that unites legit pharma with the world’s most powerful drug kingpins.
Tse is best known for writing Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen. He also penned Sony’s SuperFly remake which is currently in production.
Di Bonaventura has increasingly been digging into China. He is producing upcoming Jason Statham/Li Bingbing shark actioner The Meg, made with Warner Bros’ China-based Flagship Entertainment, and has other Chinese projects in the works.
For Global Road, this reps the first time it’s partnering with Tang Media on a China co-production since Donald Tang’s company acquired and combined IM Global and Open Road. Rob Friedman, Chairman and CEO of Global Road today praised di Bonaventura’s passion and producing acumen and said, “Working with him on our first Chinese co-production is a great way to jumpstart this part of our business and is the start of what we hope are many collaborations to come.”
Di Bonaventura added, “Alex and I are excited to be collaborating with Rob and his team at Global Road. I love this type of movie, it brings together a sense of tradition, high voltage action, emotional challenges for its characters and speaks to a worldwide audience.”
Tse is represented by CAA and Lighthouse Management & Media.