‘The Forbidden Kingdom’
From Los Angeles Times:
Of course, the great martial arts films of the past didn’t exactly feature scripts by Ingmar Bergman or Graham Greene. What they did have was a hard-core integrity that reveled in exhilarating action and didn’t worry overly much about market share.
However the presence of high-profile executive producers like Ryan Kavanaugh, Raffaella De Laurentiis and Jon Feltheimer in addition to producer Casey Silver and director Rob Minkoff signals that “Kingdom” has been envisioned as a major international moneymaker that, in De Laurentiis’ words, “will appeal to both the East and the West.”