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DIRECTOR RENNY HARLIN & PRODUCER DALJIT DJ PARMAR LAUNCH BEIJING BASED EXTRAORDINARY ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED



Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and Producer Daljit DJ Parmar (Kung Fu Yoga) have launched Extraordinary Entertainment Limited, a production, and finance company based in Beijing and Hong Kong. Parmar will serve as CEO and Harlin as Chief Creative Officer. The company will focus on developing international co-productions, as well as local language Chinese productions. The company is backed by funding from strategic investors targeting the Chinese market, with a pipeline of $10MM-$50MM Action/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Adventure theatrical feature films, and new age premium scripted online television series. The outfit will also serve as a directing vehicle for Harlin, as well as a platform for top Chinese up-and-coming directors. Parmar and Harlin will both be at the Cannes film festival taking meetings.

The first original film in development will be Solara, which Harlin is aimed to direct and produce with Parmar, from the writing team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (London Has Fallen, Expendables 3, Olympus Has Fallen). Solara is a Chinese tentpole Sci-Fi epic adventure revolving around an international team who have to work together in order to save the earth from a global catastrophe which threatens the entire human existence.

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with our combined experience in China matched with our shared global vision to focus on the tremendous opportunity to develop home-grown IP across all platforms for the China market. Solara is an exciting example where we have developed a tentpole film catered for China with the potential to have success globally,” said Extraordinary Entertainment Limited CEO Daljit DJ Parmar. “We believe that we will cater to the growing demand from Chinese audiences for universal stories that are commercial and explore cultural diversity promoting intercultural understanding. With the recent success of international films at the Chinese box office, we are excited to continue developing and acquiring global IP for China.”

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