The Farewell writer-director Lulu Wang has set up her next project, a science-fiction movie titled Children of the New World. It will mark a reteam with her Farewell producer Big Beach after that films success premiering in competition at this years Sundance Film Festival, where it landed a splashy distribution deal with A24 and is hitting theaters Friday.
Votiv is also aboard Children of the New World.
Plot details for the new project is under wraps, but Wang is adapting from Alexander Weinsteins short story collection of the same name. Wang did say that the new pic will “continue exploring the evolving dynamics of family.” (The Farewell, which is subtitled, centers on a Chinese family who discovers their beloved grandmother has a short time to live. They dont tell her, but instead stage a wedding so the family can gather before she expires.)
Dani Melia and Peter Saraf are producing Children of the New World for Big Beach, with Justin Lothrop for Votiv. Brent Stiefel will executive produce for Votiv.
“We had an incredible experience collaborating with Lulu Wang on The Farewell and are thrilled to be making another film with this visionary director, this time working alongside Votiv and exploring a completely different space and genre,” Melia said Monday in a release announcing the project.
Added Lothrop: “Lulu and I have been friends for years now and were very excited to be collaboraRead More – Source