James Cameron to co-produce 3D film in China

Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

Beijing: Director James Cameron has announced that his company will co-produce with Chinese filmmakers a 3D film highlighting the history of Beijing.

The announcement Wednesday came two days after DreamWorks Animation unveiled plans to co-produce the third instalment of the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchise, which has grossed $150 million in China, Xinhua reported.

The film will depict the 800-year history of the Chinese capital, according to a memorandum signed by the Cameron Pace Group (CPG) China, the China Film Group Corporation and another four film companies and administrative organizations.

CPG China, a Sino-US joint venture formed in north China`s Tianjin municipality Tuesday, intends to promote 3D technology in China as the Cameron Pace Group`s first overseas branch.

Cameron said he has been drawn to the rapidly growing China film market, where his films ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ have both broken national box office records.