IM Global’s Anthem label has added a host of Asian titles ahead of next week’s Cannes. In addition to Huayi Brothers’ action fantasy Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings and drama Youth, the company will handle worldwide sales on four Enlight Pictures titles as part of their exclusive output deal. Anthem is also taking on sales of Alibaba Pictures’ fantasy romance Once Upon A Time, co-directed by Anthony Molinara and House Of Flying Daggers’ DP Zhao Xiaoding, and action thriller Real which marks Alibaba’s first Korean film investment. From Cove Pictures, it’s directed by Love Lee and follows an ambitious businessman whose aim is to control the criminal world by launching the largest casino in the country. Just as he is on the verge of losing it all, a mysterious investigative journalist approaches him with a solution, but he soon realizes that not all is what it seems. CJ will release the film in Korea. Enlight’s slate includes animated adventure The Guardian, documentary Return To The Wolves, romantic drama All About Secrets and comedic drama City Of Rock. IM Global has been active in the Chinese industry since opening its Beijing office in 2013. It’s already handled such mega-hits as Buddies In India, Mojin: The Lost Legend and The Mermaid, which is the highest-grossing movie ever in China.
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