In a new report from Twitch on Tuesday, it was announced that actor and director Dustin Nguyen‘s latest film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam, has been picked up for multi-territotial distribution, courtesy of Grindstone Entertainment. The news comes just of the heels of an extravagant premiere in Vietnam last week, which included appearances by Nguyen along with actress Veronica Ngo, actors Roger Yuan and Jason Ninh Cao and fashion designer Bao Tranchi.
The film marks Nguyen‘s directorial debut, further headlined by its following appearance at this year’s film festival at Cannes a few months ago. The film will also get multi-territorial distribution in Germany, Austria, Alto Adige, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Other distribution companies are also planning to release the film for the Korean market, in addition to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, with more deals to be made with the UK, France and Brazil.
Once Upon A Time In Vietnam is directed by Dustin Nguyen who stars as the lead, in this, Vietnam’s first-ever fantasy-based martial arts action adventure as a devout warrior monk who becomes the defender of a town from ruthless gangsters. Nguyen stars along with Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Jason Ninh Cao, Thai Hoa and Dinh Ngoc Diep. Yuan also served as the film’s fight consultant with action choreographer, Bui Van Hai.
Check out the Cannes footage below, in addition to a third behind the scenes clip proceeding the first two
that were unveiled a week ago, and stay tuned for release dates.
Cannes Promo for Lua Phat / Once Upon A Time In Vietnam
Lua Phat: Behind The Scenes – Part 3
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