NBA, China Join To Make "Amazing" Film
The NBA has partnered with the Shanghai Film Group to "release a major film overseas," according to Li Anlan of the SHANGHAI DAILY. The film will include an "all-star cast" of Chinese actors Huang Xiaoming, Huang Yi, Charles Chen and Amber Kuo, as well as American actor Eric Mabius, NBA players Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Yi Jianlian, and former NBA player Scottie Pippen. The partnership marks the first time the NBA has partnered with a non-U.S. film studio. The film, "Amazing," tells the story of a fictional world known as "The Sixth Sense," and uses basketball imagery "to combine the visual elements of a video game with a movie." Shanghai Film Group President Ren Zhonglun, NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, Amazing Dir Sherwood Hu and the cast were all present at Friday's publicity news conference. The film will be released this summer in China (SHANGHAI DAILY, 6/16).