Our Work

As writers, The Ubiks have been hired by many production companies and directors to develop stories, screenplays, adaptations.

As it often happens with development work, many of these stories, although paid for, didn’t become motion pictures.

Some remain the property of the producers and or directors who commissioned them, some are now property of The Ubiks.

This list allows us to show the diversity of our work, and feel free to contact us and enquire on stories that could be of interest for you as producers and that we might have the rights of, or use to show our take on the subject.

This list, arranged by year of writing also includes some of our own projects under development and available for sale or financing. (But not the projects that are currently under development with external financing, as those are not free and must remain confidential per request of investors and/or buyers.)

(Note, languages mentioned are the language in which the script was originally written or filmed – translated versions often exist.)

LONG FEATURES SCREENPLAYS, TREATMENTS, TV SERIES AND MOTION PICTURES DIRECTED

BLACK ROSE – Screenplay (English – Cantonese) – Romantic Action/Adventures – Masked vigilante story in a film noir Hong Kong in the 60s settings – Based on the Cantonese films and characters of the same name. Written in 1995  by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud

PSIONICS – Screenplay (English – Cantonese) – Action/Adventures – Near future super heroes in realistic settings – Written in 1996 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

CRIMSON SOLDIERS – Screenplay (English) – Animation – Action/Adventures/Romance – A tale of revolution inside a human body – Written in 1996 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

FANTOMAS – Treatment (English) – Romantic adventures – Based on the French Serials character of the same name – Written in 1997 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

LUPIN III – Treatment (English) – Action/Adventures – Based on the Japanese Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1997 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

JAZZ KILLER – Treatment (Cantonese) – Romantic thriller – Based on the Japanese Comic book of the same name – Written in 1997 for Fok Yu Leung director by Kit Wong and Laurent Courtiaud.

CONMEN – Treatment (English) – Thriller – A twisted and tricky story of conmen agains a mafia boss in Hong Kong – Written in 1997 by Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud.

BATGIRL – Treatment (English) – Action/Adventures – Masked vigilante – Based on the American Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1998 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

DIABOLIK – Treatment (English) – Action/Adventures – Based on the Italian Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1998 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

RUNNING OUT OF TIME – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Suspense – A game of cat and mouse between a thief and a police negotiator – Written in 1998 for Milkyway production company and directed by Johnnie To (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers). Released in 1999. Winner Best Screenplay at 2000 Golden Bauhinia Awards, nominated best screenplay at 2000 Hong Kong Film Awards.

BEYOND THE GATES OF DEATH – Treatment (English) – Romantic Drama – A teenage love story and road movie in Australia – Written in 1998 for Lawrence Ah-Mon director (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

GODZILLA – Treatment (English) – Monsters/Adventures – Based on the Japanese motion pictures character of the same name – Written in 1999 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

GOLGO XIII – Treatment (English) – Action/Thriller – Based on the Japanese Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1999 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

TETSUJIN 28 – Treatment (English) – Science Fiction/Adventures – Based on the Japanese Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1999 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

BLACK JACK – Treatment (English) – Romantic Adventures and drama – Based on the Japanese Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 1999 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

ANGRY MEN – Screenplay (English-Cantonese) – Social Drama/Robbery – gangster story with daily life characters in Hong Kong – Written in 1999 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

GENTLEMAN THIEF – Treatment (English) – Action/Adventures – Written in 1999 for Warner Hong Kong production company and Gordon Chan director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

THE BLACK DOOR – Screenplay + Film (English) – Horror, Fake Documentary – A documentary investigation on a satanic sect in North America, nowadays and in the 30s – Written in 1999 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud. Directed by Kit Wong.  Winner best Director and best Film at the Malaga Fantatastic Film Festival in 2001. Released in 2002.

HIGHWAY TO HELL – Screenplay – Road movie/Horror – Commissioned by Scholar Films – Written in 1999 for Kit Wong director, by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

BLACK MASK 2 – Story + Screenplay (Cantonese) – Action/Adventures – Super heroes in comic book settings – Original screenplay written in 1999 for Film Workshop production company and Ringo Lam then Tsui Hark director.  The actual film is based on a completely different screenplay written by american writers thus we retain only “story by” credits. Released in 2002 (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

WET CITY – Screenplay (English) – Film Noir – Multi layered film noir story in a fantasy city – Written in 2000 for Jet Tone production company and Wong Kar-wai director. (Kit Wong, Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

GLORY DAYS – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Romantic drama – Romantic story in the world of international car racing – Written in 2000 for Teamwork production company, commissioned by Andy Lau. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

SUZIE WONG IS DEAD – Screenplay (English and Cantonese) – Romantic drama – Love story set in modern days Hong Kong – Written in 2000 for Media Asia production company and Crystal Kwok director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

THE TOUCH – Screenplay (English) – Action/Adventures – Treasure hunt in China and Tibet – Written in 2001 for Mythical Films production company, commissioned by Michelle Yeoh. Directed by Peter Pau. Released in 2002. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

JIANG SHI – Screenplay (English) – Horror – Renewal of the Chinese Vampire creature in modern days Hong Kong – Written in 2001 for Mythical Films production company, commissioned by Michelle Yeoh. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

HOLLOW KITTY – Treatment (Cantonese) – Horror story based on real events in Hong Kong  – Commissioned by Scholar Films – Written in 2001 by Kit Wong.

BLIND SEARCH – Screenplay – Romantic Thriller – Serial Killer story in modern days Hong Kong – Written in 2002 for Takeshi Kaneshiro. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

SAMURAI FRANKENSTEIN – Screenplay (English) – Period Comedy and adventures – The adventures of Doctor Frankenstein and his creature in Japan – Written in 2002 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

WOMEN ARE RASCALS – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Comedy – The first of a two parts comedy on men and women’s relations in the modern society and work places – Written in 2002 for Film Workshop production company and Tsui Hark director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

IRON HEAD – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Science Fiction Action and Adventures – Near future super heroes in realistic settings – Written in 2002 for Film Workshop production company and Koan Hui director. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

COFFEE OR TEA – Treatment (Cantonese) – Romantic semi-fantastic drama  – Written in 2002 by Kit Wong, commissioned by Edko

HOTEL THE HOPE – Treatment (Cantonese) – Fantastic drama  – Written in 2002 by Kit Wong, commissioned by Edko

SHANGHAI MYSTERY POLICE – Treatment (English) – TV Series – Period fantastic adventures – Paranormal investigations in the multicultural society of Shanghai in the 30s – Written in 2003 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

ONIMUSHA – Screenplay (English) – Period action/Adventures – Based on the Capcom video games – Written in 2003 for Metropolitan/Davis Films/Focus Features companies. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

LES FLEUVES BARBARES – Screenplay (English) – Biopic/Romantic adventures – based on the real life of Dr Yersin, his adventures in vietnam and his discovery of the plague virus in Hong Kong at the end of XIXth century – Written in 2003 for La Mouche Du Coche french production company. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

TWIN SWORDS – Screenplay (English) – Period epic romantic adventures – Adaptation of the Tristan and Ysolde legend in Ancient China – Written in 2004 for Metropolitan /Davis Films production companies. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

SPLASH OF LOVE – TV series (Mandarin) – Romantic comedy in the world of competitive swimming – Co-created and co-directed by Kit Wong in 2004-2005 for Sil-Metropole, broadcast on Chinese TV as a sports oriented romantic series before the Beijing Olympic games.

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME – Treatment – Action/Adventures – Based on the American short story of the same name – Written in 2005 for Metropolitan /Davis Films production companies. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

VAMPIRE HUNTER D – Treatment – Science Fiction horror adventures – Based on the Japanese animation series of the same name – Written in 2005 for Metropolitan /Davis Films production companies. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

DIABOLIK – Treatment – Modern days Action/Adventures  – Based on the Italian Comic Book character of the same name – Written in 2005 for Metropolitan /Davis Films production companies. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

ALADIN – Treatment – Period romantic adventures – A romantic, thrilling and funny retelling of the 1001 Nights  – Written in 2005 on request by Kissman french production company, intended for Oliver Stone director, property of the Ubiks. (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud writers)

SWARMING – Treatment (English) – Period Horror story following British soldiers in Post WWII Hong Kong  –  Written in 2006 by Kit Wong, based on Voice of Shadows her English comic book published in 2006 in Brian Yuzna’s Horrorama #3

PAINTED SKIN – Treatment (Cantonese) – Based on a classic fantastic Chinese short story – Original idea, concept and treatment written by Kit Wong in 2007 to make the first fantastic film produced in Mainland China and authorized by Chinese censorship for Shanghai Film Group and Golden Sun Films, before the project was taken over by Gordon Chan.

LOVE AND SHOCK – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Thriller comedy – A romantic comedy on Hitchcock style thriller settings – Written in 2007 by Kit Wong. A new version, written for Mainland China is currently in discussion with Hong Kong and Chinese companies.

KILLING TIME – Screenplay (English-Cantonese) – Film Noir – Detective and Femme Fatale story in modern Hong Kong – Written in 2007 for Red East Pictures production company by Kit Wong, Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

X&Y – Screenplay (Cantonese) – Social drama based on real events, with a fantastic touch – A story of teenage love in Hong Kong estates plagued by teens prostitution, drugs and crimes. Written in 2009 for Red East Pictures production company by Kit Wong, to be directed by her. Finalist at the Fonds Sud French grant commission.

BETRAYAL – Short Feature (Cantonese) – Fetishist Thriller – Written and directed by Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud, produced by Kit Wong. – Prequel to Red Nights.

RED NIGHTS (LES NUITS ROUGES DU BOURREAU DE JADE) – Screenplay + Film (French) – Fetishist Thriller – Written and directed by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud, produced by Kit Wong. Released in France on April 27th 2011 after having been selected in all major fantastic films festivals in the world.

In development:

TROIS JOURS AILLEURS – Screenplay + Film (French) – Adventures/Romance – Written and to be directed by Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud in Hong Kong in 2012 with Eric Cantona, Alice Taglioni and Isaach de Bankolé.

LA TERREUR – Treatment (French) – TV Series – Period drama – A study of La Terreur during the French revolution – Written in 2011 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

LES AMANTS DE LA SAINT BARTHELEMY – Treatment (French) – TV Series – Period Romantic adventures – Swordfight and forbidden love during the Wars of religion in XVIth Century France. A story of love, tolerance and fencing – Written in 2011 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

THE BLACK BARON – Treatment (English) – Erotic Period drama – A erotic tale of jealousy and swordfight with a gothic touch in XVIIIth century France. Sade meets Bram Stoker  – Written in 2011 by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

49 DAYS LATER (Chinese) – Dark romantic Horror Thriller set in Mainland China and for Chinese Market. Written in 2011 and to be directed by Kit Wong.  Currently partly financed with main production company and investor secured, looking for a distributor, international sales and investment partners.

LA FAMILLE (French) – Thriller, romantic drama on the French Atlantic shores. Written in 2011 and to be directed by Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud.

RED RED RUN (English) – Dark thriller comedy-road movie in Canada. Written in 2011 and to be directed by Kit Wong.

THE WANDERER (Chinese) – Action-Mystery, Spaghetti Western style, in Ancient China when superstition, science and new inventions looked like magic. Written in 2011 and to be directed by Kit Wong.

LA BONNE FONTAINE – (French or English) – Horror – set in central France’s lush countryside where many British people buy properties.

VOICE OF SHADOWS – (English) – Horror, Travelogue – In European mountains.

THE DEVIL’S NUMBER – (English) – Horror, mockumentary – set in North America.

NEVER GET OLD – (English) – Psychological thriller, Horror – set in an old fashioned resort town. The story can work in French, in English, but also in China with a Chinese cast.

And also :

LES ENFANTS DU SANG – Novel (French) – Fantastic/horror – Published in France by Fleuve Noir – Collection Frayeur – in 1995 – Written by Laurent Courtiaud.

L’ARAIGNÉE DE YOSHIWARA – Novel (French) – Fantastic/horror – Published in France by Fleuve Noir – Collection Frayeur – in 1995 – Written by Julien Carbon under the pseudonym Felix Brenner.

LES  VOLEURS DE VIE – Novel (French) – Fantastic/horror – Published in France by Fleuve Noir – Collection Frayeur – in 1996 – Written by Laurent Courtiaud.

VOICE OF SHADOWS – Comic book (English) – Fantastic/horror – Published in Brian Yuzna’s Horrorama #3 in 2006 – Written by Kit Wong.

RED STEEL – Script consulting for the Ubisoft Nintendo Wii action-adventure game.

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