Day-and-Date Release Planned in U.S., China for Jackie Chan’s ‘1911’ (Berlin)
Well Go USA has picked up the North American rights to Jackie Chan’s latest film, the historical epic 1911.
And in what may be a first for an Asian movie, Well Go aims to give the movie a day-and-date release in the U.S. and China. The company is primarily known for its home entertainment releases of mostly Asian fare, but has been slowly moving into the theatrical sphere, most recently opening Ip Man 2 in January.
By having the day-and-date release, the company hopes to better tap into the Asian community market and capitalize on Chan’s still-strong appeal.
Billed as Chan’s 100th movie, 1911 tells of the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.