Magazine article Screen International

Wanda to Release Warrior in China

Magazine article Screen International

Wanda to Release Warrior in China

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Wanda Media has acquired mainland China distribution rights to Taiwanese Wei Te-sheng's war epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.

Wanda Media is the film production and distribution arm of Chinese real estate conglomerate Wanda Group and the sister company of cinema circuit Wanda Cinema Line. The release is scheduled for early April.

The film has yet to receive a screening permit from China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) but has been cleared on the reviewing process with Chinese censors, according to sources near Wanda and producer Jimmy Huang, who handles rights in Chinese speaking regions on behalf of Wei Te-sheng's ARS Film Productions.

Wei has edited a 150-minute version of the film for the mainland release, different from the version premiered at Venice last year, but only a few of the brutal battling scenes have been taken out.

Fortissimo Films handles international sales for the film outside China. …

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