Mike Fleming

‘Bride Wars’ Redo Underway From Fox International, Bona Film GroupPrincipal photography is underway in Shanghai on a remake of the comedy Bride Wars, a Chinese-language co-production between Fox International Productions and Bona Film Group.

Directed by Tony Chan, and starring Angelababy and Ni Ni in the roles originally played by Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in 2009, Bride Wars is about two best friends who turn into bitter rivals when their respective weddings are booked on the same date. To one up each other, the two go to extreme lengths to sabotage each other’s happy day.

Chan co-directed box office hits Hot Summer Days (2010) and Love In Space (2011) for Fox International Productions (Greater China). Also returning from those films are the creative team of producer Fruit Chan and visual supervisor Wing Shya.

Sanford Panitch, president of Fox International Productions, said, “Tony Chan is truly part of the Fox family. The Bride Wars remake is our third collaboration. As soon as he told us his concept to re-imagine the original film, we knew that we’d found our next Chinese-language collaboration.”

Yu Dong, Chairman & CEO of Bona Film Group, said, “Bride Wars is the first of several co-productions between Bona and Fox to commence principal photography. This is a defining project from our relationship. It will hold special appeal to the vast Chinese audience.”

Bona Film will distribute the film in China and 20th Century Fox will handle international.