Indomina Releasing Acquires TRUE LEGEND
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) - Indomina Releasing, a new distributor of feature films, acquired all North American rights to TRUE LEGEND, starring Vincent Zhao (Fong Sai Yuk, Dragon Gets Angry), Zhou Xun (The Message, Painted Skin) with Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the late David Carradine (Kill Bill), directed by acclaimed filmmaker and martial arts choreographer, Yuen Woo Ping and produced by Bill Kong, Cary Cheng, Wang Tianyun and Xu Jianhai. The film was an Edko Films LTD., Universal Pictures International and Shanghai Film Studio production. TRUE LEGEND will have its North American Premiere at the 6th Annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, where Yuen Woo Ping will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The deal was announced today by Jasbinder Singh Mann, CEO of Indomina Group, overseeing global operations.
"We are thrilled to work with such a legendary filmmaker, Mr. Yuen," said Singh Mann. "His creativity and precision elevated action and martial arts films to new heights. His work headlines the top fight sequences of all time in blockbusters such as The Matrix Trilogy, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. TRUE LEGEND is the kind of film of which the Indomina brand wants to be a part of."
The deal was negotiated by Indomina Releasing's Vice President of Acquisitions, Rob Williams, with producer, Bill Kong of Edko Films LTD. on behalf of the filmmakers.
"We are pleased to be forging a new partnership with Indomina Releasing, a team that is truly passionate about film," Bill Kong stated. "TRUE LEGEND not only features breathtaking action by the master Yuen Woo Ping but also tells a moving love story and we are excited that Indomina will be sharing this unique film with audiences."
In TRUE LEGEND, Yuen brings the epic tale of Su Can, Master of the Drunken Fist. A well-respected martial arts teacher and a good husband and father, Su Can's journey begins when his vengeful brother, Yuan, returns from war. Seeking revenge from a dark family history, Yuan, armed with the Five Venom Fist, destroys Su Can's family and ultimately his dignity. Reduced to a beggar, Su Can finds apprenticeship from Lord Wushu and adapts to a new form of martial arts, the Drunken Fist. At peace with himself, he regains his strength to reclaim his life and returns home to claim retribution and his family honor. Good versus evil, two skilled rivals battle to become the ultimate warrior.