Magazine article Screen International

'Raid: Special Unit' Starring Danny Boon Heading to China

Magazine article Screen International

'Raid: Special Unit' Starring Danny Boon Heading to China

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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese buyer Apollo are hungry for European movies.

Beijing and LA-based distributor Red Apollo Group is lining up a Chinese theatrical release for French action comedy Raid: Special Unit (Raid Dingue), starring Dany Boon, at the end of August, 2017.

The company has secured a non revenue-sharing quota slot for the recent French hit, which Pathe is handling internationally.

The film played at the Beijing International Film Festival last month with Boon and his co-star Alice Pol in attendance. Red Apollo is also in talks with Boon about Chinese co-productions.

While Red Apollo has focused on digital distribution in recent years, Raid: Special Unit kicks off a drive to increase its slate of Chinese theatrical releases to around three to four titles a year. …

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