Magazine article Variety

'Tomorrow' Remake Inks Distrib Deals

Magazine article Variety

'Tomorrow' Remake Inks Distrib Deals

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"A BETTER TOMORROW 4," the latest remake of classic John Woo film "A Better Tomorrow," has found buyers in Toronto.

The film, which is now in post-production, has been acquired for the Philippines by leading film and TV group ABS-CBN Corp., for India and the sub-continent by Viswass Films, for Taiwan by Deepjoy Media, for Vietnam by Beta Media. International licensing is handled by Sparkle Roll Media, a sales agency formed earlier this year by Jackie Chan-backed Sparkle Roll.

The film traces the journey of a former smuggler who attempts to start his life anew after his release from prison and repair his relationship with his estranged brother. But that is not counting on gangland betrayal, a botched drug deal and a devastating family tragedy.

The picture is directed by Ding Sheng, the director who has made three of Chan's recent pictures: "Railroad Tigers," "Saving Mr. …

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