Details about some of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 have been emerging over the last couple days, and one of those on board was Ju Kun, an assistant martial arts choreographer, who was working on the upcoming Netflix original series Marco Polo.
This was confirmed by Deadline, who received the following statement from Netflix and The Weinstein Company:
We are deeply saddened by the news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Ju Kun, who was on board, was an integral part of our production team and a tremendous talent. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Deadline's article also includes some words from Marco Polo creator John Fusco.
The Boeing 777 went missing mysteriously on Saturday over the Gulf of Thailand between Malaysia and Vietnam. 227 passengers and 12 crew members were on board. CNN has an interesting list of possible scenarios and facts related to the flight and plane model.
We learned about Netflix snagging the Marco Polo project from Starz last summer, but it was officially announced just a couple months ago. It has no release date yet, but is expected to debut later this year.
Netflix has described the show as "a kinetic tale of high politics, masterful manipulation and deadly warfare among clashing empires." It will consist of nine chapters, and is shooting at Pinewood Studios in Malaysia.
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