Bona Film Group Updates Film Slate for Remainder of 2013 and First Half of 2014

Bona Film Group Updates Film Slate for Remainder of 2013 and First Half of

BEIJING, Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or
the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically
integrated film company in China, today announced that, Mr. Yu Dong, Founder,
Chairman and CEO, delivered the keynote speech at the 2013 Movie Conference on
July 11, 2013, during which he discussed the current state of China's film
industry and presented the Company's updated film slate for the remainder of
2013 and the first half of 2014.

"It was a great honor to help kick off such a prominent event, which is one of
the year's highlights for Chinese film exhibitors and others in the industry.
Our upcoming film, Unbeatable, was screened for attendees during the first
evening of the conference and received an enthusiastic response from the
audience," said Mr. Yu. "Our slate for the remainder of 2013 features a number
of potential box office hits spanning a variety of genres, including two
high-quality imports. Given the diversity of our releases for the second half
of the year and our strong distribution capability, we believe 2013 will
become Bona's best-ever year at the box office."

A Robust and Diverse Film Slate for the Remainder of 2013:

  *Unbeatable, directed by Dante Lam and starring Nick Cheung and Eddie Peng,
    is an action film that tells the story of two men finding redemption
    through Mixed Martial Arts. This highly anticipated film has already won
    Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 16^th Shanghai International
    Film Festival and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from both
    domestic and international press. The film is scheduled to open on August
    16, 2013.
  *Hollywood action comedy Red 2, which opened in the United States in
    mid-July, is scheduled for release in China in September. Red 2 is
    directed by Dean Parisot and stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John
    Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins. The film reunites retired C.I.A. agent
    Frank Moses (Willis) with his unlikely team of operatives to track down a
    missing nuclear device. The original Red was released in China in April
    2011 and had a strong box office showing.
  *My Lucky Star, a sequel to the hit 2009 film Sophie's Revenge, has Ziyi
    Zhang returning in her role as humorous comic book writer Sophie. The
    film, which is directed by Dennie Gordon and features popular singer,
    actor and producer Leehom Wang as Zhang's love interest, is a romantic
    comedy with elements of action and adventure. It is tentatively planned
    for release in September 2013, around the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
  *Inferno 3D, directed by Oxide & Danny Pang and starring renowned Hong Kong
    actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo and Angelica Lee, is a 3D disaster film telling
    the story of two firefighter brothers battling a fierce blaze that
    threatens to turn the city of Guangzhou into to a pile of ashes. This
    highly anticipated film is slated for a fourth quarter release.
  *Mortal Instruments-City of Bones, is based on Cassandra Clare's
    best-selling novel and tells the story of Clary Fray, a beautiful and
    intelligent teen who finds herself thrust into a battle between good and
    evil, where humanity's fate hangs in the balance. Along the way, she
    learns about her own bloodlines and the surprising powers she possesses.
    Set in contemporary New York City, the film contains elements of fantasy,
    action, romance and the supernatural. Directed by Harald Zwart, it
    features an up-and-coming cast including Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jamie
    Campbell and Lena Headey. The film is expected to open in China in the
    fourth quarter of 2013, following receipt of regulatory approvals.
  *The White Storm (formerly The Cartel War), directed by Benny Chan and
    starring Louis Koo, Sean Lau and Nick Cheung, is expected to open in the
    fourth quarter. It is a gripping crime drama that tells the story of the
    Asian drug war and a friendship between three police officers.

Major Films in Production or Post Production, Tentatively Scheduled for
Release in the First Half of 2014 Include:

  *The 3D martial arts epic The White-Haired Witch, directed by Jacob Cheung,
    produced by Jianxin Huang and starring Xiaoming Huang and Bingbing Fan.
    This is the first time Huang and Fan, previously voted China's most
    beautiful actor and actress, have shared top billing in a major film, and
    audiences have eagerly awaited this pairing. Based on a well-known book
    written by famous Wuxia novelist Yusheng Liang, The White-Haired Witch
    tells a story of kung fu, politics, fantasy, revenge and romance, and
    features an award-winning artistic team led by Oscar winner Timmy Yip. The
    film is currently in post production.
  *The action drama From Vegas to Macau, directed by Wong Jing and produced
    by Andrew Lau, focuses on gambling, a topic previously considered taboo in
    Chinese cinema. It features international star Chow Yun-Fat reprising his
    role as renowned gambler Ko Chun, Asian idol Nicholas Tse as Chun's
    successor and popular mainland Chinese actress Tian Jing as Chun's
    assistant and lover. The film started production on July 28 and has
    already received a broad media coverage.
  *The latest installment in Bona's popular Overheard franchise, corporate
    action film Overheard 3, produced by Derek Yee, co-directed by Alan Mak
    and Felix Chong and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu. This third
    film in the franchise explores the inside story of China's real estate
    business, a topic that has garnered significant attention from the news
    media but is rarely used in entertainment vehicles. The film is currently
    in postproduction.
  *The crime drama Sunspot, directed by well-known mainland Chinese director
    Baoping Cao and starring popular mainland Chinese actors Chao Deng, Yihong
    Duan, Tao Guo and Luodan Wang. Based on the best-selling Chinese novel,
    Sunspot is a Dostoevsky-style tale of three men who commit a vicious crime
    in their youth, but are never caught. Years later, racked with guilt, the
    men seek to atone for their previous actions by raising a foundling girl.
    When a brilliant detective moves into their town, they desperately try to
    hide their past while finding a new family for their adopted daughter and
    move on before the detective learns of their crime. The film is currently
    in postproduction.

"Box office records were broken as Chinese moviegoers drove industry revenue
to nearly US$1.8 billion in the first half of 2013, and this momentum is
expected to accelerate further through the end of the year. Our vertically
integrated business model enables Bona to benefit from favorable industry
dynamics in investment, production, distribution and exhibition. We are
advancing our primary strategic growth initiatives, which include the ongoing
expansion of our film pipeline, entry into television, expansion of our film
financing capabilities and diversification of our business through growth in
our theater segment.We believe that we can leverage these positive industry
trends to support our success both now and in the future by continuing to
deliver high-quality films that appeal to wide audiences in a range of
genres," added Mr. Yu.

About Bona Film Group Limited

Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China,
with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film
production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films
to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests
and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates twenty movie
theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.

For more information about Bona, please visit

To be added to Bona's email list to receive Company news, please send your
request to

The Bona Film Group Limited logo is available at

Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the
U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects,"
"anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and
similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in
this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are
based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and
projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates,
but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties, Further information
regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation
to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or
circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by
law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these
forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such
expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ
materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these
factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained
herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary

CONTACT: In China:
         Ms. Lingzi Gui
         Bona Film Group Limited
         Tel: +86-10-5631-0700*398
         In the U.S.:
         The Piacente Group, Inc.
         Investor Relations
         Lee Roth
         Tel: (212) 481-2050

Bona Film Group Limited Logo
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.