Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Pu Luo Media Co. have announced plans to adapt acclaimed Chinese science-fiction writer Hao Jingfang’s short “The Pantheon,” her first story following the Hugo Award-winning novelette, “Folding Beijing”.
Hao Jingfang was awarded the prestigious science-fiction writing honor in 2016, becoming the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award. She was nominated for “Best Novelette” alongside distinguished authors including Stephen King. In recent years she has risen to prominence as one of the most accomplished Chinese sci-fi writers in the world.
“The Pantheon” is a timely and thought-provoking sci-fi mystery. Justin Lin will produce for Perfect Storm Entertainment along with Marc Carlis who will produce for Beijing Pu Luo Media Co. They plan to develop the story as an English-language feature.
“I’m very excited to be bringing this story to life and partnering with Beijing Pu Luo Media,” said Lin. “It’s wonderful to work with a company who shares our goal of bringing compelling, global stories to audiences around the world. Hao Jingfang is a tremendously gifted storyteller and we’re eager to bring her bold vision to the screen.”
Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Pu Luo have recently formed a producing partnership, with a strong focus on creative development. The team is already actively working on “Rollover,” a thriller feature based on an original story by Chinese writer Zheng Lei.
Perfect Storm Entertainment is currently gearing up for “Fast & Furious 9”, Justin Lin’s return to the franchise. In addition to these projects, in the feature space, Perfect Storm is currently developing the adaptation of Steve James’ Oscar-nominated documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”. Perfect Storm is also working on “The Standoff”, following the 1969 standoff between the Black Panther Party and LAPD, which ultimately resulted in the birth of S.W.A.T.
On the TV side, Perfect Storm just signed an overall deal with Apple, with the intent of producing international series with a global perspective. The company has been behind hit TV shows such as “Scorpion”, which ran for four seasons, and the currently airing Magnum P.I. and S.W.A.T. In addition, Perfect Storm’s upcoming Cinemax series “Warrior” premieres on April 5. Inspired by original writings from Bruce Lee.