Magazine article Screen International

EuropaCorp Signs Distribution Pact with China's Fundamental Films

Magazine article Screen International

EuropaCorp Signs Distribution Pact with China's Fundamental Films

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First picture due for release in Mainland China under the deal will be Luc Besson's upcoming Malavita.

Paris-based studio EuropaCorp has signed a three-year distribution and co-production deal with Shanghai-based Fundamental Films.

Under the accord, Fundamental will theatrically release 15 EuropaCorp titles in Mainland China, three of which will be co-productions.

The first title to be distributed under the deal will be EuropaCorp founder Luc Besson's upcoming Malavita, starring Robert de Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones, which is due to start shooting in Paris this August.

EuropaCorp has also committed to potentially selling and distributing three Chinese films internationally.

"The Chinese public has shown its taste for EuropaCorp films in the past, and the success of Transporter 3 and Adèle: Rise of the Mummy in China is heartwarming," commented Besson.

"I am particularly happy with this partnership. …

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