'Bruce Lee, My Brother' fetches seven figures sale
BEIJING — Hong Kong’s Media Asia Distribution has announced a raft of deals and pre-sales at the American Film Market, including a seven-figure deal for the Raymond Yip-helmed “Bruce Lee, My Brother.”Pic sold for a “seven-digit deal” to Japan’s A-pock, according to Media Asia head of distribution and sales, Ricky Tse. “Bruce Lee” sold to the Weinstein Co. in North America, Icon Movies in Australia and New Zealand, Showbox in the U.K., Kulangsu in Russia, Encore in Singapore, Ram Entertainment in Malaysia, P.T.Teguh Bakti Mandiri in Indonesia, Sahamongkol in Thailand and Applause in Taiwan. Andrew Lau’s “Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen,” starring Donnie Yen, sold to Atlantic Films in Scandinavia, while Kelvin Tong’s “Kidnapper” went to Applause in Taiwan. Applause also bought Johnnie To’s “Punished,” which also went to Clover Films in Singapore and Golden Screen Cinemas in Malaysia. “Life Without Principle,” by Johnnie To, was pre-sold to Applause in Taiwan and Golden Screen in Malaysia. Media Asia pre-sold Lau’s “Beautiful Life” and To’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” to Applause (Taiwan), Golden Screen Cinemas (Malaysia) and Clover Films (Singapore). Media Asia sold “Wind Blast,” an action thriller from China’s Gao Qunshu, to Horizon in Turkey, Encore Film in Singapore, Ram Entertainment in Malaysia, Sahamongkol in Thailand and P.T. Tegh in Indonesia. Sirippakorn Wongchariyawat’s “My Best Bodyguard” was sold in Turkey to Horizon and to Highfliers in the U.K., while Soi Cheang’s “Motorway,” produced by To, was sold in Thailand to Sahamongkol and to Wildside in France. Media Intl. Pictures of the Middle East took a package featuring “The Legend of the Fist,” “Bruce Lee,” “Wind Blast,” “Motorway,” “My Best Bodyguard” and “Fire of Conscience.”
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