China Lion Film Acquires Rights to Dante Lam THAT DEMON WITHIN & BEIJING LOVE STORY
China Lion Film Distribution announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the feature spin-off of hit Chinese television series Beijing Love Story from Wanda Media, setting it as its Valentine's Day release, day-and-date with the Mainland. Additionally, the company set previously announced action thriller That Demon Within for April 18th for the U.S. and Canada, day-and-date with its Hong Kong release.
Beijing Love Story was a massively popular 2012 television show that follows the romantic pitfalls of couples in the Mainland's capital city. The feature spin-off stars Tony Leung Ka Fai (Tai Chi Hero, Cold War), Wang Xuebing (Eternal Moment), Siqin Gaowa, Carina Lau, Tong Liya, Jin Yanling, Yu Nan and Wang Qinxiang. Chen Sicheng, who wrote and directed the film (and directed the television series), also co-stars.
That Demon Within stars Golden Horse Award-winner Daniel Wu (Overheard, Hot Summer Days, Control) as a dutiful police officer who doubts himself after saving the life of a notorious and ruthless killer played by Nick Chueng (On the Edge, The White Storm). Unsure if he did the right thing by protecting a cold-blooded murderer, his actions come back to haunt him when the killer and his gang become the leading suspects in a bloody armed robbery. The film, directed by Dante Lam (Unbeatable, The Viral Factor), will have its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale's Panorama Special section on February 8th.
China Lion Film will release both Beijing Love Story and That Demon Within in major metro areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto and Vancouver.
The Beijing Love Story trailer can be found here at the film's official North American website:
The film's Chinese music video "There is Also Life in Love", sung by Leo Ku and Joey Yung, can be viewed here:
That Demon Within teaser trailer can be found here at the film's official North American website page ofhttp://www.thatdemonwithin.com
About China Lion Film
China Lion Film Distribution Inc. was founded by its current President Jiang Yanming and celebrated its third anniversary of bringing Chinese-language films to North America in October. China Lion Film is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Toronto, Sydney and Beijing and has theatrically released a number of major films from top producers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. China Lion Film most recently released the hit Feng Xiaogang film Personal Tailor in limited release throughout North American theatres.
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