Well Go USA has licensed all North American rights to Cavemen, the romantic comedy feature debut by director and writer Herschel Faber. It stars Pitch Perfect’s Skylar Astin and Alexis Knapp, and Camilla Belle, Chad Michael Murray, Kenny Wormald and Dayo Okeniyi. Traverse Media and Fascination Films are producing. Astin plays a lothario who, fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships, tries to find true love in LA. Pic premiered at the Austin Film Festival and gets released February 7.
In a pre-emptive move prior to it’s World Premiere in Venice, Fortissimo Films has closed an all rights deal for North America with Well Go USA Entertainment, for the upcoming and highly anticipated RIGOR MORTIS; the debut feature from Hong Kong’s multi-talented celebrity, Juno Mak. A re-imagining of the popular 1970/80′s Chinese Vampire (Geung Si) genre, the filmwill have an early November rollout in Hong Kong followed by the rest of Asia. Co-produced by Japanese horror icon Takeshi Shimizu (JU-ON, THE GRUDGE), RIGOR MORTIS will receive its World Premier at the upcoming Venice Film Festival (Venice Days) followed by its presentation at Toronto’s Midnight Madness. Well Go is planning a multi-platform release in early 2014. The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions, Winnie Lau, and Well Go’s President, Doris Pfardrescher. The two companies have worked together in the past with Well Go previously acquiring Fortissimo’s 3-D features, TORMENTED and SHOCK LABYRINTH, as well as TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, Taiwan’s foreign language Oscar® entry of last year.
PLANO, TX. (April 26, 2012) — Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights (theatrical, non-theatrical, home video, television, digital/electronic) to AND WHILE WE WERE HERE, Kat Coiro’s second collaboration with actress Kate Bosworth, following the 2012 comedy L!fe Happens. AND WHILE WE WERE HERE, which is inspired by a set of audio tapes Coiro (A Case of You) made of her late grandmother, premiered to great reviews at the 2012 Tribeca and Locarno Film Festivals, and will be released on Ultra VOD August 13 and in theaters September 13, 2013.
Hong Kong/Amsterdam (December 10, 2012) – Following its powerful release in Taiwan (US$2 million box office thru Warner Brothers), its numerous awards and a successful group of prestigious festival presentations including being the opening film of the just concluded 2012 Marrakesh International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortissimo Films that Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, Taiwan’s official entry this year for the Academy Awards® foreign language category.
The film is presented by Wong Kar Wai and is a Block 2 and Sil Metropole Limited presentation of a Jet Tone Films and Sil-Metropole Organization Limited Production. Produced by Jacky Pang Yee-Wah and Cheung Hong-Tat, with Chan Ye-Cheng and Song Dai serving as Executive Producers. The film is the debut feature of award winning short filmmaker Chang Jung-Chi. Based on true events related to the life of Taiwan’s young, blind piano prodigy HUANG Yu-Hsiang (played by himself), the film is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. The film also stars Sandrine PINNA, and LEE Leih.
EXCLUSIVE: As Well Go USA Entertainment today opens the Stephen Fung-directed action film Tai Chi Zero on the specialty circult, the distributor has closed a deal for the film’s sequel, Tai Chi Hero. The deal is for North American rights for the film, which is the second in a trilogy. Tai Chi Hero will be released in the U.S. and Canada early next year.
Tai Chi Zero played both the Venice and Toronto film festivals this fall. Its mix of kung fu, steampunk and robots created some buzz and led to Well Go USA’s deal.
Back in January, I wrote about Taiwanese audiences flocking to see You Are The Apple Of My Eye, a local pic Fox released to the tune of $13 million last year. Another local title I noted had scored …
PLANO, TEXAS (August 29, 2011) — Well Go USA has preemptively acquired all North American distribution rights including theatrical, DVD, Digital, VOD and Television to the upcoming 3D horror thriller TORMENTED from Hong Kong/Netherlands-based Fortissimo Films. They have simultaneously also acquired all rights to the 2010 horror classic THE SHOCK LABYRINTH. Both films were directed by edgy auteur Takashi Shimizu, best known for the original 2002 Japanese hit The Grudge (Juon) and the 2003 sequel The Grudge 2 (Juon 2) as well as the US remakes of both films. The original film and the English language remakes grossed over $270 million worldwide.