Rob Minkoff to Direct 3D Chinese Odyssey

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The Forbidden Kingdom helmer Rob Minkoff is attached to direct the 3D English-language fantasy action adventure Chinese Odyssey, says The Hollywood Reporter.

“‘Chinese Odyssey’ is a supernatural high-seas adventure that pits our hero against an onslaught of deadly foes on the path to fulfilling his destiny,” Minkoff said. “It’s a story involving ancient mysteries, deadly sea monsters, great characters and larger-than-life adventures, which all make for a fantastic cinematic experience. The opportunity to film again in China is an added thrill.”

Filming primarily on location in China, “Odyssey” is the first major feature film developed with Chinese financing.

Minkoff co-directed The Lion King and directed Stuart Little, its sequel and The Haunted Mansion.