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Fortissimo slays buyers with Assassins

Fortissimo has announced several deals finished at TIFF for Reign of Assassins, co-directed and produced by John Woo.

California Filmes for Brazil and Madman for Australia and New Zealand with the film scheduled to hit theatres in China on Sept 28. The film has already sold to The Weinstein Company for North America and South Africa, Metropolitan for France, Wild Bunch for Germany, Lionsgate for the UK, United King for Israel, Lusomundo for Portugal, Film Depot for the CIS, Boogee Younghwa for Korea, Falcon for the Middle East, Umut for Turkey, Impuls for Switzerland, Vision for Poland and Discovery for the Former Yugoslavia.

The martial arts epic starring Michelle Yeoh had its world premiere at Venice and will next screen in Pusan.

Fortissimo Films Chairman Michael J. Werner said: “The fact that so many high profile distributors have acquired this movie underlines the confidence we had for the project and team behind it from the outset – we know this film will be loved by audiences across the world.”

The deals were negotiated by Fortissimo’s Werner, Winnie Lau and Nicole Mackey.

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