Filmmaker Renny Harlin is set to helm the Chinese-language action fantasy film “Legend of the Ancient Sword” for Alibaba Pictures Group.
Based on a 3D role playing video game series originally developed by Shanghai Aurogon, Alibaba purchased rights to the second game and has plans to turn it into both a TV series and a possible three movie series.
Harlin is connected only with the feature movies. Alibaba Pictures did not disclose the budget but described the epic fantasy adventure film as substantial by Chinese standards.
Pre-production is underway ahead of principal photography scheduled to start in October.