The first collaboration of the Chinese and Spanish film industry was announced at the ongoing Beijing International Film Festival. The film Dragonkeeper, based on the popular fantasy novel by Carole Wilkinson is a CG animated family feature.
The Dragonkeeper is set in a magic-suffused China during the Han Dynasty and follows a slave girl named Ping who becomes a true Dragonkeeper by helping the last imperial dragon on its quest across China to bring a dragon egg to the coast where it can hatch.
In this story, a girl who didn’t even believe herself worthy of a name finds the strength and courage to undertake a perilous yet crucial journey.
Thrilled at the announcement, Wilkinson said,“I am thrilled that Dragonkeeper is being made into a movie and I’m especially pleased that there is such strong Chinese involvement ensuring that the ancient China represented in the movie will be authentic.”
“I can’t wait to see Ping and the dragon Danzi on the big screen, he continued.
Dragonkeeper is being produced by Dragoia Media, Movistar+, Atresmedia Cine and China Film Animation, part of the nation’s largest and most influential state-owned film company and distributor China Film Group.
Early visual development was created at Sergio Pablos’ (Despicable Me) SPA Studios and completed by BASE FX in China. Spain’s Ilion Animaton Studios, China Film Animation and other Chinese studios will provide the animation.
Dragonkeeper is being prodcued by Manuel Cristobal, Larry Levene, Jung Huang, Gabriel Arias-Salgado, Axel Kuschevatzky, Mikel Lejarza and Mercedes Gamero.