Wish Dragon is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film written and directed by Chris Applehans. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Base FX and the Flagship Entertainment Group, the film will star Jackie Chan (who is also producing the film), Constance Wu, John Cho, Will Yun Lee, Jimmy Wong, and Bobby Lee. Chan will voice characters in both the Chinese and English releases of the film.
|Directed by||Chris Applehans|
|Produced by||Chris Bremble|
|Screenplay by||Jacquelyn Mitchard|
|Story by||Chris Applehans|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
The film is set to be released in 2020 by Sony Pictures Releasing in China and the United States.
The story is "a genie-in-a-bottle retelling set in contemporary China", based on an original story by Chris Applehans (who will also direct the film). "The modern-day fairy tale picks up the moral challenges that emerge from the encounter between a boy and a dragon who is able to make wishes come true."
Wish Dragon is the first film produced by Base Animation, a new animation studio that is part of the VFX firm BaseFX. The goal of the film and the Base Animation studio is to "make world class animation in China for China… and the world". Director Chris Applehans "wanted the film made in China, with a strong Mainland China creative team, an international cast of talent, and a focus on the hopes and dreams of contemporary China."
Wish Dragon was originally scheduled to be released on July 26, 2019 in China and the United States, but at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival it was confirmed that it was delayed to 2020.
- N'Duka, Amanda (April 17, 2018). "Jackie Chan, Constance Wu & More Join The Sony/China Co-Produced Animated Film 'Wish Dragon'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- "Jackie Chan, China’s BaseFX Making ‘Wish Dragon’ for Sony Animation", Variety, Patrick Frater, April 23, 2018
- "Sony Pictures Animation To Release ‘Wish Dragon’", Cartoon Brew, Amid Amidi, April 18, 2018
- Cast list as per April 23, 2018 Variety article
- "Sony Pictures Animation Links to Tencent, Sets New ‘Boondocks,’ Tartakovsky Duo", Variety, John Hopewell, June 12, 2019
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