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Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Once Upon A Time, the 3D fantasy romance from China’s Alibaba Pictures that Im Global acquired to handle worldwide sales at Cannes this year. The film will get an August 11 U.S. theatrical bow this summer in the original 3D format, in Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles. A digital and home video release will follow. Co-directed by Anthony Molinara and House Of Flying Daggers' cinematographer Zhao… »
Im Global's Anthem label has added a host of Asian titles ahead of next week's Cannes. In addition to Huayi Brothers' action fantasy Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings and drama Youth, the company will handle worldwide sales on four Enlight Pictures titles as part of their exclusive output deal. Anthem is also taking on sales of Alibaba Pictures' fantasy romance Once Upon A Time, co-directed by Anthony Molinara and House Of Flying Daggers' Dp Zhao Xiaoding, and action… »
Anthem, the specialist arm of sales and finance company Im Global, has added six Asian titles to its Cannes sales lineup. Four are sourced from China’s Enlight Pictures.
New Enlight movies include animated adventure “The Guardian” (aka “Da Hu Fa”,) directed by Fan Bu Si. The fantasy quest, aimed at both adults and children, is told using a mix of Chinese ink painting and original hand-drawn animation. Enlight’s documentary “Return to the Wolves,” directed by Yi Feng, recounts the story of a painter, Li Weiyi, who lived in the wild for nine months in order to save an orphaned wolf cub in the grasslands of Sichuan.
They join two previously announced Enlight titles: romantic drama “All About Secrets,” directed by Lien Yi-chi and adapted from Rao Xueman’s bestseller of the same title, about a family and friends whose secrets threaten to overwhelm them; and comedy drama “City of Rock, »
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Starring Liu Yifei (White Vengeance) and Yang Yang (I Belonged To You), the film is based on best-selling fantasy novel To The Sky Kingdom and is the first Alibaba Pictures title handled by Im Global.
Zhao is an Oscar-nominated DoP with credits including Zhang Yimou’s House Of Flying Daggers, The Flowers Of War and The Great Wall. Molinara is a VFX supervisor who won an Oscar for his work on Spider-Man 2.
Im Global has also picked up South Korean action thriller Real, directed by Love Lee and starring Kim Soo Hyun (The Thieves), Sung Dong II (The Accidental Detective), Lee Sung Min (A Violent Prosecutor) and Choi Jin Ri (Fashion King).
Produced by Cove Pictures, Real follows »
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