With the European Film Market kicking off this week in Berlin, expect lots of announcements, but first we have some North American distro news to share as Well Go USA Entertainment has just picked up those rights to the Sundance favorite Killers.
The company plans a domestic theatrical release date for the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Japanese/Indonesian co-production was directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (The Mo Brothers) and stars Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, and Ray Sahetapy.
Gareth Huw Evans (The Raid: Redemption) executive produced, with Yoshinori Chiba, Kimo Stamboel, Shinjiro Nishimura, Takuji Ushiyama, and Tjahjanto producing.
In the film, two serial killers, one Japanese and one Indonesian, post their violent crimes online in a psychotic battle for notoriety. It soon becomes clear that they will square off with one another face-to-face.
The deal was brokered by Well Go USA Entertainment President Doris Pfardrescher with XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin on behalf of the filmmakers. XYZ Films also represents the film’s international distribution rights.
Developed by The Mo Brothers from a story by Nightmare Detective producer Ushiyama Takuji, Killers is a dark psychological look into the minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer residing in Tokyo, and Bayu, a failing journalist and a struggling father in Jakarta. Connected through violent incidents, both men inexplicably start to feed off each other. As their lives become more uncontrollable, each of them starts to journey into a maze of violent self-discovery.
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