Andy Cheng To Direct Comic Book Pic ‘Shadow Ghost’ For ‘The Meg’s Atchity Productions

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned martial arts filmmaker, stunt coordinator and performer, and action director Andy Cheng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) has been tapped to direct a feature adaptation of Shadow Ghost, the comic book written and illustrated by kung fu master and Fifth Ring Studios founder Sifu Kurtis Fujita, for Atchity Productions (The Meg franchise).

Shadow Ghost is described as modern, spellbinding coming-of-age story about a young man embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets surrounding an otherworldly martial arts hero. His journey into the realm of Kung Fu intertwines his fate with that of the enigmatic legend where he will fulfill a centuries-old destiny.

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“We are thrilled to have Andy Cheng on board to direct the Shadow Ghost film,” said Atchity Productions CEO, Dr. Ken Atchity. “His unparalleled experience and passion for martial arts cinema make him the ideal choice to capture the essence of the Shadow Ghost saga. We are confident that this collaboration will result in an unforgettable cinematic experience for audiences worldwide.”

Over the course of his career, Cheng has worked on stunt and/or action coordination for films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Olympus Has Fallen, Oz the Great and Powerful, Looper and The Amazing Spider-Man, among many others. In addition to serving as second unit director on films like Twilight and Red Riding Hood, he’s directed the actioners Redline and End Game, as well as the Chinese films Yìlei zhi Liang sheng yao and Yìlei zhi Xingzou de gu bao.

Most recently, Atchity Productions associate produced shark films The Meg and Meg 2: The Trench, which together grossed over $927M worldwide.

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