Magnum Pictures has pre-bought two titles from Media Asia – Helios and Triumph In The Sky – for Australia/NZ. The distributor has also set a Canada release date for Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 following the positive reaction to its TIFF screening.
The romantic comedy sequel, directed by Johnnie To, will be released in Canada on November 14, just a few days after its release in China and Hong Kong on November 11.
The deal for the two new acquisitions was also sealed during TIFF. Currently in post-production, Helios is an action thriller directed by Sunny Lok and Longman Leung and featuring a pan-Asian cast.
An adaptation of the top-rating TVB television series, Triumph In The Sky is co-directed by Wilson Yip and Matt Chow and stars Francis Ng and Louis Koo.
Magnum picked up North American rights to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 at this year’s Cannes film festival and market.