Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2018 – China is stealing the Hollywood spotlight. With the first month of the New Year coming to a close, worldwide film industries are acquiring and booming with Chinese films as Hollywood directors and producers step out of the spotlight.
Despite many U.S. studios’ struggle to adapt to the new Chinese film market environment and bridge between the Chinese and Western cultures, several brave companies are ready for the new and exciting content.
“Given the enormous upside of breakout Chinese films… many insiders have come to conclude that the Hollywood majors are missing a huge opportunity by failing to pursue the local-language space with greater urgency,” wrote Patrick Bzresk from The Hollywood Reporter.
From Alex Ritman’s Variety article in November to Erich Schwartzel’s recent Wall Street Journal article, each touch on Director Tan Bing’s $20 million USD action-packed film, “CHINA SALESMAN”, featuring the highly anticipated and spectacular fight scene between Aikido sensation, Steven Seagal and former heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson.
Now, “CHINA SALESMAN” is headlined in film-famous publication, Variety, for the exclusive on the film’s acquisition. Dave McNary from Variety reported, “Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the adventure “China Salesman,” starring Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal, Dong-Xue Li, Janicke Askevold, Li Ai, and Eriq Ebouaney.”
Photo: Dave McNary for Variety – January 12, 2018.
Produced by China’s Wanda Corp., “CHINA SALESMAN” is co-financed by Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group from six Oscar comedy, ‘La La Land’, Summit Entertainment’s ‘John Wick’, and Lionsgates’ ‘Power Rangers’. Alongside, “CHINA SALESMAN” is co-financed by TIK and China’s state-run, China Film Group.
“’China Salesman’” will be released theatrically on April 20 and on VOD platforms on May 1. The deal was brokered by Cleopatra’s CEO Brian Perera and Tim Yasui with TriCoast Worldwide on behalf of the filmmakers,” – reported McNary.
Photo (from left to right): Executive Producer, Xuan Miao, Director Tan Bing, CEOs of TriCoast Worldwide Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton. Successful negotiations were conducted by Marcy Levitas Hamilton for TriCoast Worldwide and translated by TriCoast Worldwide’s Hengqing “Kat” Pan.
“CHINA SALESMAN” contains a worldwide cast and crew, including the lead of Dong Xue Li (“Sacrifice”, “The Wonderful Wedding”), Eriq Ebouaney (“Hitman”, “Transporter3”), Steven Seagal (“Above the Law”, “Under Siege”) and former heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson (“Rocky Balboa”, “The Hangover”).
As only the very beginning to an enormous breakout of Chinese titles, TriCoast Worldwide will also be representing Bing’s newest project, “FATAL CONTRACT”, featuring Jacky Zhao, Bai Ling, and Xuan Miao.
Special thanks: Dave McNary from Variety: http://variety.com/2018/film/news/mike-tyson-steven-seagal-china-salesman-bought-1202663343/.
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