Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired Jackie Chan’s martial-arts comedy “Railroad Tigers” for distribution in English-language territories including North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
The film is tentatively scheduled to open in December to coincide with its release in China. The film is directed by Ding Sheng (“Little Big Soldier,” “Police Story: Lockdown”) and set in 1941 with Chan playing a railroad worker who leads a team of fighters to derail the Japanese war effort by using his deep knowledge of the train network, ambushing soldiers and stealing supplies to feed the starving Chinese.
The local Chinese call the unlikely heroes the “Railroad Tigers.” The film also stars Huang Zitao (“Edge of Innocence”), Wang Kai (“Nirvana In Fire”) and Darren Wang (“Our Times”).
“Jackie Chan continues to be a mainstay with audiences, and ‘Railroad Tigers’ delivers what his fans love,” said Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment. “The film is an action-packed martial arts comedy that brings Chan back to his Drunken Master days.”
Recent Well Go USA Entertainment releases include Hong-jin Na’s “The Wailing,” Sang-ho Yeon’s “Train to Busan,” Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin,” Wilson Yip’s “IP Man 3, and Owen Harris’ “Kill Your Friends.”
The deal was negotiated between Pfardrescher for Well Go USA and Clarence Tang at Golden Network Asia Limited on behalf of the film.