AFM 2017: Swen Group Picks Up Jackie Chan Sci-Fi, BLEEDING STEEL, For A Multiterritorial December 22 Release
Leo Zhang’s China-Australia co-production, Bleeding Steel is readying releases worldwide thanks in large part to its worldwide acquisition by Swen Asia, excluding China. The Swen Group’s Swen Asia shingle is prepping a simultaneous day-and-date theatrical and digital rollout in association with WME-IMG China on December 22 with territories slated for North America, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and most Asian territories.
Jackie Chan, fresh off of impressing audiences in Martin Campbell’s The Foreigner, stars in the Zhang’s sophomore effort which centers on a hardened special forces agent who fends off a criminal gang whilst in protection of a young woman with whom he feels a deeper connection. The news comes just as Chan has already made landfall at the American Film Market ahead of the production of director Vash’s new action adventure fantasy, Knight Of Shadows.
Bleeding Steel joins Chan with Taiwanese star Show Lo, actor Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and actress Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), and actresses Nana Ouyang (To The Fore) and newcomer Erica Xia-Hou.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Swen Group president Murray Lipnik sealed the deal alongside Endeavor Content on behalf of WME-IMG China with Ellen Eliasoph representing the producers at the table.
“We are thrilled to continue our worldwide expansion strategy with this important and exciting film,” said Lipnik. “Jackie Chan remains a worldwide superstar and our partnership with WME-IMG China on this project fits perfectly into our long-term plans.”
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