Tianying Media Acquires Stan Lee's 'The Last Resort'

Looks like Tianying Media has picked up The Last Resort, a science fiction live-action comedy project (not sure if tv series or film yet) based on Stan Lee and artist Frank Springer's "The Virtue of Vera Valiant".

While not one of Lee's more well-known comic strip titles, the premise is interesting.  Vera Valiant becomes the owner of a hotel after it's bequeathed to her, but it isn't just any ol Marriott or Hilton.  This one just so happens to be in space, which of course opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Bob Underwood and Lee Underwood wrote the most recent screenplay of the project, and reportedly Tianying is hoping to start production later this year. There is also word of a local Chinese 'lead comedy team' being brought on as well, which makes sense.

CEO of Tianying Media Wu Jian said of the project that the company is "are focusing on the Chinese market, a rapidly growing audience that is extremely hungry for new ideas and a variety of different films."

Roaring China founders Eilliot Tong and Reinhard Schreiner brought the title to Tianying Media, Tong saying of the project: "We want to keep this momentum going with more acquisitions. This is a great feat for Tianying Media and Chinese production as a whole."

POW! EntertainmentRandy Stan Lee, Sheri Rosenberg Kelton and Bob Underwood will also be executive producers, and Randy Mendelsohn from Tianying.

"We are taking excellent screenwriting from the West and adding local flavors and marketing sense required for the Chinese audience," President of Production for Tianying Media Zhou Zheng said. "The market is ready for this."

We'll let you know when any additional information about the project becomes available.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

twitter   facebook square   instagram   envelope