Taiwanese distributor Catchplay has signed a deal to co-finance and co-distribute three New Regency productions: The Revenant, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell.

Assassins Creed

The investment will be handled through a special purpose vehicle, set up by Alpha Pictures Hong Kong, intended for long-term financing and distribution partnerships covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Catchplay will distribute the trio of New Regency pictures in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures Hong Kong will handle rights for China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy and is currently in production with US release through Twentieth Century Fox scheduled for December 2015.

Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are both based on Ubisoft video games and expected to start shooting this year. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will star Michael Fassbender, while Splinter Cell stars Tom Hardy and will be directed by Doug Liman.

“Adding the three New Regency films to our slate has definitely strengthened Catchplay’s distribution line-up for 2016 onwards,” said Catchplay executive director Daphne Yang.

“But more importantly, we value the long-term partnership framework as it allows us to participate, learn from experience and hopefully witness the success of these great projects not just in the Greater Chinese markets but throughout the world.”

Founded in 2007, Catchplay is backed by Cher Wang, founder and chairwoman of Taiwanese smart phone brand HTC, with Harvey Chang, previous CEO of Taiwan Mobile, as chairman of Catchplay Media Holdings and Timothy Chen as chairman of distribution arm Catchplay.

Catchplay also recently invested in Chinese films Paradise In Service, directed by Taiwan’s Doze Niu, which screens in the Panorama section at Berlin this year, and Korea-China co-production 20, Once Again!, a remake of Korean hit Miss Granny.