TORONTO – “SUPERBRAIN,” a 12-year old Chinese super-genius, who fights crime with brains instead of brawn and who in a heartbeat can switch from English to Mandarin to French, Hindi or Swahili, has been developed by Toronto based Veni Vici Entertainment Inc., to lead off a China co-production in a $200 million slate of 9 films plus an annual TV Special.
The nine films conform to Veni Vici’s formula labeled “Sino-Holly-Bolly Films.” This calls for stories that play out in two or more countries with multi-cultural characters, using a cast of international players.
Five-time award winning A.T. Halmay, Veni Vici’s CEO, is in talks with international TV networks for the annual multi-media award show “THE MOVIEWORLD ROI AWARDS,” that honors the world’s most profitable films in ratio to their budgets. The show will originate from a different country each year.
Indian mythology too
Five of the films launch new franchises: “GOOD GUYS, INTERNATIONAL,” set in five countries; “THE DRAGON DANCER VIGILANTES,” combines Kung Fu with ballroom dancing; “SURPANAKA,” inspired by Indian mythology, starring a Chinese heroine, will be partially filmed in India; “CAPTAIN SCHLEMIEL,” a comical Brooklyn klutz, imbued with super power, relies on his teenaged Chinese partner to keep an even keel, and,SUPERBRAIN.”
One of the four remaining films is an epic animation feature, “MENG MA & THE MAGIC BRUSH,” set in the 1800s during the Taiping Rebellion; “GOD IN THE GOBI,” may be produced solely in Chinese. A unique film, “POLO/ MUSIC/ DREAMS,” stars the king of sports as an American girl and her Chinese girlfriend inspire each other in heart-warming ways to pursue their dreams. “DRACULA, DARLING,” is a riotous comedy introduced by a Chinese publicist whose Hollywood producer client rejected the film “Jaws,” and later discovers he is descended from Prince Dracula of Transylvania.
Veni Vici Entertainment Inc., had been awarded by CRTC a license for The Global Village Theatre Channel which it planned to concurrently launch in the U.S. Insufficient interest from U.S. cable operators prompted the decision to let the license expire and focus on film, TV, music and book publishing – all now active divisions. – PRNewswire