EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films is tearing through sales on the eve of EFM on its recent Japanese-Indonesian Park City world premiere from the Mo Brothers.
Lionsgate UK snapped up rights to the Midnight selection in a deal struck between Richard Ashley-Cowan and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.
In other deals, Vendetta has taken rights for Australia/New Zealand, Shaw Renters for Singapore and IPA for Thailand and Vietnam.
As previously reported on Screendaily, Tiberius acquired the thriller for Germany, Wild Side for France, Calinos for Turkey and Sundream for Hong Kong. Talks are underway with a North American distributor.
Nikkatsu will release Killers in Japan on February 1 while Merantau will distribute in Indonesia on February 6.
Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel directed the story of a macabre rivalry between a murderous pair in Japan and Indonesia. Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya and Ray Sahetapy star.
Gareth Huw Evans, whose The Raid 2 premiered in Sundance served as one of the executive producers on Killers and the producers are Yoshinori Chiba, Stamboel, Shinjiro Nishimura, Takuji Ushiyama and Tjahjanto. XYZ also handled world sales on The Raid 2.