The London-based 'Harry Potter' producer David Heyman and the film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are going to make a fantasy movie “Warriors”.
The movie is based on a series of books about warring cats, written by a collective of authors under the pseudonym Erin Hunter.
With computer-generated cats, the live-action film is based on the British books for young adults about clans of wild cats, with themes including adventure, good versus evil, and forbidden love.
Heyman, an independent film producer behind 'Paddington' and 'Gravity', said he sought out Alibaba when he was in China almost two years ago on a trip to promote 'Paddington', British creativity and British-Chinese cultural exchange.
Heyman said it was not money which drew him to Warriors, but the people working in Alibaba.