“Titan: Fighting Fantasy” has been set as the first project to flow from U.K.-Chinese film and TV venture Flying Tiger. The project is a live-action Chinese-language adaptation of the game books written by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. The fantasy works are set in a Dungeons & Dragons world on the continent of Alanasia on the planet Titan, a setting that bears a strong resemblance to China 700 years ago. “Titan: Fighting Fantasy” is to be produced as a 10-hour series for Chinese online and TV consumption.
Flying Tiger is a joint venture among veteran U.K. film financier Paul Brett (“The King’s Speech”), Meredith Brett, Jonny Boston and Al Man, a leading Chinese entertainment data company that counts e-commerce giant Alibaba among its backers. Flying Tiger’s remit spans finance, creation, and distribution. It has substantial development funds and more than 20 properties in different stages of development.
“Titan” is to be jointly produced with Perfect SeaCoast, a division of films and games giant Perfect World. The series is budgeted at 200 million renminbi ($30 million). The script has been written by Zhang Haifan, one of China’s top novelists and screenwriters. No cast is yet attached.