Fox bolsters Chinese blockbuster library for SCM

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 19 June 2015

Fox has bought the TV and digital media rights for three films from Chinese studio Enlight Pictures, to air on SCM, video-on-demand and catch-up services following their cinema release in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

SCM Hollywood AdventuresThe films include action-comedy film Hollywood Adventures (橫衝直撞荷里活), written and produced by Hollywood executive Justin Lin, who was also behind blockbusters such as the Fast & Furious franchise and Star Trek 3. The film boasts stars Zhao Wei (趙薇), Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) and Tong Dawei (佟大為).

The other two movies are the coming-of-age film The Left Ear (左耳), based on the novel by Rao Zueman and staring Chen Turin (陳都靈) and Oho Ou (歐豪); and comedy Lost in Hong Kong (港囧), which also stars Zhao Wei (趙薇) together with Xu Zheng (徐峥), who is also the director of the film.

"We are excited to work with Enlight Pictures and thrilled to be offering such fantastic films to our SCM viewers. Mainland Chinese films and TV content have gained more popularity across the region. FIC believes in the power of Chinese content and its ability to travel, and we are leading the charge in bringing this genre to a worldwide audience," said Cora Yim, senior vice president of Chinese Entertainment, Fox International Channels (FIC).

Yamin Zhang, director of international affairs, added: "FIC has always been Enlight's close partner in overseas markets; we hope to bring the best of Chinese content to the world riding on such a quality platform."