SARAJEVO, May 10 (Xinhua) -- An agreement has been signed in Beijing on recording a remake of the 1969 movie "The Bridge" by the Sarajevo Film Center (SFC), Shanghai Huahua Culture Media Co. Ltd and Dandelion Productions Inc. of Serbia, SFC Director Jasmin Durakovic told Xinhua on Friday.
Directed by Hajrudin "Siba" Krvavac, "The Bridge" tells the story of partisans during World War II who send an elite team of explosive experts to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Durakovic emphasized that all movies directed by Krvavac are precious cultural assets in the Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) film archives.
He hopes that the remake of "The Bridge" -- and possibly also of "Walter Defends Sarajevo" -- will present the culture of BiH and the region through the global language of the film to today's audiences.
Durakovic said he was highly confident that the remake will attract audiences in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, in other European countries and even in the United States.
In a telephone interview with Xinhua, Huahua Chief Executive Officer Kefei Wang, said his company will use cutting-edge film technology to present this period of history and its heroes "so as to revitalize the classics and live up to the profound expectations of the people of China, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina for movies."
Production on the remake will begin in early 2020.