Magazine article Screen International

Ablaze Image Picks Up High-Profile Duo

Magazine article Screen International

Ablaze Image Picks Up High-Profile Duo

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Taipei-based sales company Ablaze Image has picked up international rights to Kano, produced by Wei Te-sheng (Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale), and Yee Chih-yen's long-awaited third feature.

Kano, a $10m sports drama based on a true story, marks the directorial debut of Umin Boya (also known by his Chinese name Ma Chih-Hsiang). Set in the 1920s when Taiwan was under Japanese rule, the story focuses on a multi-ethnic baseball team making its way to Japan's high school baseball championship.

Wei Te-sheng and Jummy Huang, the creative team behind Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale, are producing the film which is currently in post-production for a February 2014 release. The cast includes Japanese actors Masatoshi Nagase, Takao Osawa, Maki Sakai and Togo Igawa.

Yee Chih-yen's Lefty Sky (working title) is the Taiwanese director's first film in 11 years since his award-winning Blue Gate Crossing. …

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