Magazine article Screen International

Catchplay Co-Finances New Regency Trio

Magazine article Screen International

Catchplay Co-Finances New Regency Trio

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Taiwanese distributor Catchplay has signed a deal to co-finance and co-distribute three New Regency productions: The Revenant, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell.

The investment will be handled through a special purpose vehicle, set up by Alpha Pictures Hong Kong, intended for long-term financing and distribution partnerships covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Catchplay will distribute the trio of New Regency pictures in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures Hong Kong will handle rights for China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy and is currently in production with US release through Twentieth Century Fox scheduled for December 2015.

Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell are both based on Ubisoft video games and expected to start shooting this year. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin's Creed will star Michael Fassbender, while Splinter Cell stars Tom Hardy and will be directed by Doug Liman.

"Adding the three New Regency films to our slate has definitely strengthened Catchplay's distribution line-up for 2016 onwards," said Catchplay executive director Daphne Yang. …

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