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Well, We Might Just Get To See THE GRANDMASTERS Sooner Than The Usual Wong Kar-wai Film.

February 18, 2011

Deadline.com:

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has closed a deal for United Kingdom and Australian distribution rights to The Grandmasters, the Wong Kar-wai-directed Chinese language martial arts film. Harvey Weinstein is among a small group vying for domestic rights, with Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures Classics also in the mix.

Let’s hope it’s not cut down to a one hour running time and dubbed. Who will they choose to be on the RAP MUSIC soundtrack? By the time it gets here, ODD Future will be totally mainstream and might fit the dark and aggressive theme!

But wait! Oracle heiress Megan Ellison is now said to be in final talks about acquiring the North American rights. Her company is Annapurna Productions, and she’s listed as an executive producer on TRUE GRIT. Here’s hoping that she can handle selling a quality Asian film to U.S. audiences — at least she doesn’t have the track record of Harvey Weinstein!

Eight-diagram global distribution strategy.

 

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