STEP UP: CHINA: First Teaser Poster Signals Ron Yuan's Directorial Dance/Martial Arts Hybrid Debut For Lionsgate Co-Production
It was going to happen eventually, I reckon. Indeed, pick almost any dance movie in recent memory and you're bound to see some choreography blending a dose or several of martial arts. Such is what appears to be happening now over at Lionsgate who, joined by China’s Infinity Pictures/CMC and Yue Hua Entertainment Culture Communications, are now signaling their latest movement with the first teaser poster for a sixth installment of the Step Up franchise to begin on December 9 with locations in Beijing and Los Angeles.
“The Step Up franchise is celebrating its 10th anniversary stronger than ever,” says Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Patrick Wachsberger and Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig. “We’re proud to partner with Infinity and Yue Hua Entertainment on the next exciting chapter of a dance phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity around the world.”
Nickerson, CEO of Infinity Pictures, adds, “We are excited to be a partner in this celebrated franchise and believe Step Up 6 will wow the Chinese audience.”