Well Go USA has taken domestic rights on Tsui Hark’s The Taking of Tiger Mountain, an adaptation of QU Bo’s Chinese novel Tracks in the Snowy Forest. The film which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival’s European Film Market,is getting a prompt release on Jan. 2 with an eye on 20 theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Toronto and Vancouver. Pic will be marketed toward Chinese American audiences with theatrical web landing pages in English and Chinese. Film is receiving a prompt release to capitalize on those Chinese Americans who are off during the holidays and frequent the cinema.
The Taking of Tiger Mountain stars Tony Leung as a bandit warrior, Lin Gengxin as captain of the liberation army and Zhang Hanyu as an investigator sent to destroy the gang from the inside. Hark has made his mark as a producer of John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow and Andrew Chan’s animated A Chinese Ghost Story among many other notable Chinese and Hong Kong titles. The Taking of Tiger Mountain bows in China on Christmas Eve. The U.S./Canada deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher at Well Go USA Entertainment, with Virginia Leung of Distribution Workshop on behalf of the filmmakers.