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Cult Film ‘Shaolin Soccer’ to get comic adaptation

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Cult Film ‘Shaolin Soccer’ to get comic adaptation

Official Press Release

[Shaolin Soccer]

San Jose, CA – June 30, 2003 ComicsOne, America’s favorite publisher of
Hong Kong Kung Fu comics has recently announced the acquisition of yet
another movie property for comic adaptation – Shaolin Soccer! In August
2003, Steven Chow’s Shaolin Soccer will make its U.S. debut on the
silver screen from Miramax Films and ComicsOne’s own Shaolin Soccer
vol. 1 will follow closely behind this hilarious kung fu comedy.

At the creative helm of this action packed adventure is Hong Kong’s Andy
Seto of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Saint Legend fame. ComicsOne
and Mr. Seto have come together to produce ComicsOne’s first original
comic book series. Shaolin Soccer will begin as two full-color graphic
novels that will follow and expand on Steven Chow’s award winning movie
masterpiece. The Shaolin Soccer comic will retain the kung fu magic and
laugh-out-loud comedy that has made the movie world-renowned.

Young kung fu adept “Sing” is an honor bound disciple of
the legendary Shaolin Temple. His sole goal in life is to find a way to
package the philosophy and physical teachings of his beloved Shaolin
kung fu so that contemporary masses can learn, benefit and apply these
doctrines to their daily life. When he hooks up with a former soccer
champion, he quickly realizes that the world’s most popular sport may
just be the vehicle to spread Shaolin kung fu all over the globe. But
first he must assemble a team worthy of the Shaolin name. But his
secular, out of shape former kung fu brothers are far from impressed
with his idea. Kung fu action and sidesplitting comedy are heading your
way!

The Shaolin Soccer film has won numerous awards and critical acclaim
including:

Best Film, Best Director – 2002 Hong Kong Film Critics Association

Best Film, Best Director, Best Young Director, Best Actor (Chow), Best

Supporting Actor (Wong Yut Fei), Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design
– 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Availability

Volume One of Shaolin Soccer will be available late August 2003. The
full color 128page graphic novels will be priced at $13.95. Visit
http://www.comicsone.com/shaolinSoccer/index.html for more detailed
series information.

About ComicsOne Corporation
ComicsOne Corporation, is a publisher dedicated to
bringing Asian graphic novels and related properties to a wider American
audience through innovative means of content and delivery. ComicsOne
publishes comics that attract a broad range of readers and interests, as
well as satisfy longtime fans of the medium. With over 50 series in
ebook and hardcopy format to choose from ComicsOne has something for
everyone. ComicsOne was founded in December 1999 and is based in
Fremont, CA.

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