TriStar dons ‘Mask’

Distrib takes global rights to H.K. actioner

Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark.

Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Matrix.”

The original “Black Mask,” which starred Jet Li, was distributed by Artisan Entertainment; it grossed $12.5 million domestically. The sequel stars Andy On and co-stars Tobin Bell, Jon Polito, Tyler Mane and Traci Elizabeth Lords.

Pact is for theatrical, television and home entertainment; it excludes rights in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

“Tsui Hark is one of the world’s great action directors, and CTMPG is delighted to be able to distribute this next installment of the “Black Mask” saga,” said Benedict Carver, veep of acquisitions for CTMPG. “We are especially pleased to be able to partner with Anant Singh and China Star Entertainment on this project.”

Frequent partner

Distant Horizon has collaborated on a number of films, including Jackie Chan titles “Twin Dragons,” “Police Story” and “Police Story 2” as well as “Black Mask” and Hark’s forthcoming “The Legend of Zu.”

China Star Entertainment is a Hong Kong-based film and television production company. It has been responsible for, the Jet Li action films “Black Mask,” “Hit Man” and “Once Upon a Time in China and America.”

More Film

  • 'Mandy' Review: Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Film Review: 'Mandy'

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • Leave No Trace

    Sundance Film Review: 'Leave No Trace'

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • Bisbee '17

    Sundance Film Review: ‘Bisbee ‘17’

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • Shape of Water

    'The Shape of Water' Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • Studio 54 Sundance

    Sundance: 'Studio 54' Director Matt Tyrnauer on the Cultural Power of the Infamous Club

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • Wildlife Movie Sundance

    Sundance Film Review: 'Wildlife'

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

  • The Tale Movie Sundance Laura Dern

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Tale'

    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has acquired most worldwide rights from China Star Entertainment for “Black Mask 2: City of Masks,” the latest action thriller from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Pic is in production, with martial arts action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping overseeing the martial arts scenes. Ping staged action sequences in “Crouching Tiger, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content