Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Takes 'Monster Hunt 2' for US & UK

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Takes 'Monster Hunt 2' for US & UK

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EXCLUSIVE: Edko Films scores deals on big budget Chinese sequel.

Lionsgate has acquired North American and UK theatrical rights to Edko Films' Monster Hunt 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2015 Chinese blockbuster.

The agreement also gives Lionsgate rights to the Monster Hunt property for its location-based entertainment venues in select territories.

Directed by Raman Hui and produced by Edko Films' Bill Kong, Monster Hunt 2 stars Tony Chiu-Wai Leung along with Bai Baihe and Jing Boran, who both starred in the first installment. Currently in post-production, the film is scheduled to open in the US and UK day-and-date with its release in China over Chinese New Year 2018.

"I'm thrilled to partner with Patrick Wachsberger, Wendy Reeds and the rest of the Lionsgate team," said Kong. …

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