Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment has entered a film co-production agreement with Turner Asia Pacific, the Asian branch of US media giant Turner Broadcasting System.
The agreement will cover give films over the three years, marking Turner’s first foray into film production in Asia Pacific. According to the company’s press release, the two companies will complement each other in production, distribution and marketing of the films.
The agreement’s first film is Wonder Boy (音為愛), the directorial debut of composer Dick Lee (co-directing with Daniel Yam). The SG$1.3 million film, about Lee’s early years as a budding singer-songwriter, stars singer-songwriter Benjamin Cheng, is set for release on August 3rd.
The deal also includes two films by blockbuster director Jack Neo (likely Island of Fury 殺出澎湖灣 and Ah Boys To Men 4 新兵正傳4, which mm2 are selling in Cannes) and two other family films.
Turner currently operates 61 channels in 42 countries, including CNN International, Cartoon Network, Warner TV and HBO.
mm2 also announced this week that it has entered a two-year management agreement with Malaysia’s Lotus Fivestar Cinemas. mm2 purchased 13 of Lotus Fiverstar’s 23 cineplexes last November after previously buying cinemas from Cathay Cineplexes and Mega Cinemas.