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Oscar-nominee Bruce Beresford
will direct a $100 million Chinese co-production about an American air raid on Tokyo in 1942, after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor drew the United States into World War II, the project’s producer said in Beijing on Thursday.
Plans for The Doolittle Raid—the second film on the revenge aerial bombing announced in recent months—were unveiled by American producer Tony Scotti at a news conference at the Beijing International Film Festival.
Co-productions, once touted as the most effective way for the Hollywood and China to work together, have been slow to navigate the red tape of China’s growing industry, with few getting final state approval to shoot.
But historical epics featuring the U.S. and China fighting side by side against a common enemy, the Japanese, appear to be in favor at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are being tried in diplomatic, trade, and human rights circles.
The film will be Australia-born Beresford’s second foray into Chinese territory. In 2009, he directed Mao’s Last Dancer
, about famed ballet dancing defector to the United States. In 1989, Driving Miss Daisy,
which he directed,
won the Best Picture Oscar and three others. A video of Beresford acknowledging his involvement in the project was shown at the conference.
CEO Christopher Petzel http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0678850/
A co-production between the state-controlled Central Newsreels and Documentary Film Studio in Beijing and Los Angeles and Paris-based Global Media Management Film Group
, Beresford’s version of the story of the U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, will focus on the aftermath of the daring April 18, 1942 bombing raid he led on the Japanese capital that resulted in 65 of the 80 airmen under his command crashing in or bailing out over China.