Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shinjuku Incident secures US distribution

Jackie Chan's 'Incident' heads for U.S.
Film to open on 20 screens in 10 U.S. markets

By CLIFFORD COONAN


BEIJING -- Jackie Chan crimer "Shinjuku Incident" has secured theatrical distribution in the U.S. and will open Feb. 5, followed by a Sony Home Entertainment DVD release on May 25.

Pic's producers have partnered with Barking Cow Distribution to release the film in Chinese with English subtitles on 20 screens in 10 U.S. markets with large Chinese communities.

The DVD will offer a choice of either Chinese- or English-language and subtitles.

Pic, which was exec produced by Chan and helmed by Derek Yee, sees Chan playing an illegal Chinese immigrant trying to survive on the gangster-run streets of Shinjuku Tokyo in the 1990s. Pic also features Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei and Fan Bingbing.

Pic fell foul of the censors in mainland China for its violence and depiction of malcontent mainlanders fleeing to Japan.

Source: VARIETY.COM

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