‘Cellular’ gets an Asian connection

From the Associated Press

Hollywood has been mining Asian movies for ideas for years, but now an American studio is remaking one of its home productions as a Chinese-language movie with local partners.

Warner China Film HG -- a joint venture between Warner Bros. and China’s state-run China Film Group and Hengdian Group -- is releasing “Connected” on Sept. 25, remaking the 2004 New Line Cinema thriller “Cellular,” starring Kim Basinger.

“Connected” changes the setting to Hong Kong and switches the cast to Chinese-speaking actors.