From China : Wong Kar-Wai To Produce Drama Series ‘Blossoms’


Wong Kar-wai is producing a new web series called “Blossoms” for Chinese Internet giant Tencent. The project precedes a future feature film by the same name that he is still expecting to direct, Hong Kong’s Jet Tone Films told Variety on Thursday.

The company issued a poster image for the series Wednesday, featuring a man walking out of a dark room into the light through a revolving door. No details have been revealed about cast or director.

Wong has previously called the “Blossoms” film a deeply personal venture as a return to his hometown of Shanghai, and has been working on its script and development for five years.

Both the film and series are adaptations of a 2012 novel of the same name by Jin Yucheng, one of the few authors to write directly in Shanghai dialect (Shanghainese). It tells the story of a young entrepreneur as he seeks wealth, status and romance against a backdrop of China’s 1990s economic boom.


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