Historical thriller from legendary Chinese film director Zhang Yimou full river red — World’s biggest blockbuster of 2023, so far at $644 million, counting China’s theatrical box office — Heading to the U.S.
Specialist distributor Niu Vision Media has acquired the North American rights to the film, with a limited release set for March 17th in 150 North American theaters.picked up niu vision full river red Bill Kong’s Edko Films is responsible for worldwide distribution of the film and will continue to offer it to select regional buyers at the Filmart industry conference in Hong Kong next week.
Produced by rising studio Huanxi Media, full river red won big at the Chinese New Year box office race in China in late January.Frank Guo’s his sci-fi sequel wandering earth 2 Although popular in the market for the lucrative holiday release period, full river red It eventually generated the best reviews and climbed to the top.
Arguably the most influential mainland Chinese filmmaker of his generation, 71-year-old Zhang has been nominated three times for an Oscar (Judo 1990, holding up a red lantern 1991 and Hero 2003), which was a huge success both at home and abroad (his martial arts film Hero and house of flying dagger remains a rare Chinese international hit). He also oversaw two iconic Olympic opening ceremonies (2008 Beijing Summer Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Games). full river red It turned out to be his biggest movie in his 35 years in cinema.
The film is a twisty historical comedy action thriller loosely inspired by Southern Song Dynasty Chinese classical poetry. Set in the late 12th century, the story takes place amidst a potential rebellion against the imperial court. The film delighted Chinese audiences with its suspense, wordplay, gallows humor and moving final act.
full river red‘s stellar cast is joined by local favorite comedian Shen Teng, pop star-turned-leader Jackson Yi, Zhang Yi and Lei Jiaying. The film is co-written by Chan and his regular collaborator Chen Yu.
Zhang has recently released a personal period film to continue his prolific streak. one second 2020 spy thriller cliff walker 2021 and war movies sniper His next movie is likely to be an already-wrapped modern-day crime thriller under the light, starring Joan Chen, Chow Dongyu, and Yu Hewei, and deals with the topic of corruption.sequel to cliff walker It is also said to be in the works.