China Lion, Fox team for ‘Butcher’

Duo to co-distrib martial arts thriller

Fox International Productions has partnered with China Lion Film Distribution Inc. to co-distribute Mandarin language pic “The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman” in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Pic, helmed by Chinese director Wuershan with Doug Liman presenting, is a stylized martial arts thriller centering around the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three men. Daniel Yu and Tang Xiru produced with Wang Wei, Tang Xiru, Shao Yiding, Yang Xinliang and Doug Limon exec producing.

Film is a co-production between Fox International Productions (Greater China), Taihe Universal Film INvestment Co. Ltd. and First Cuts features.

“Butcher” is slated for a March 17 release with day-and-date in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

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