Soi Cheang’s martial arts gangland manhua adaptation, Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In, has scored a 2023 release from Media Asia with Well Go USA acquiring for distribution in North America.
Louis Koo (The White Storm), Sammo Hung (S.P.L.) and Richie Jen (Trivisa) star in the pic which is set in the eighties inside the dangerous and enigmatic Kowloon Walled City, which was a de jure Chinese enclave within British colonial Hong Kong. Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In follows troubled youth Chan Lok-kwun as he accidentally enters the Walled City, discovers the order amidst its chaos, and learns important life lessons along the way. In the Walled City, he becomes close friends with Shin, Twelfth Master and AV. Under the leadership of Tornado, they resist against the invasion of villain Mr. Big in a series of fierce battles. Together, they vow to protect the safe haven that is Kowloon Walled City.
The film is produced by John Chong (Infernal Affairs films, Initial D) and Wilson Yip (the Ip Man tetralogy, Flashpoint), and is based on the 2010 cult manhwa, “City Of Darkness”, from creators Andy Seto and “Yuyi”.
“This is our first physical international market since the pandemic. And we are thrilled that things are getting back on track again,” said Frederick Tsui, Media Asia’s GM, head of sales and international co-productions. “The teaser promo that we’re showing in the Cannes Market has also sparked interest from many buyers, with offers already coming in from major territories including France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Singapore.”Patrick Frater, Variety
“A teaser promo we’re showing in the physical Cannes market has also sparked interest from many buyers, with offers already coming in from major territories like France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Singapore,” said Tsui. “This is our first physical international market since the pandemic, and we are thrilled that things are going back on track again.”Jean Noh, Screendaily