Following its sale to Magnolia Pictures at the beginning of themarket, hot Thai action title Dynamite Warrior (Tabunfire) has sold to Japan and Brazil.
Thailand's Sahamongkol has sold the film to start-up Japanesedistributor Hexagon Pictures, while Imagem has acquired all Brazilian rights.Singapore's Innoform also bought the film as part of a package fromSahamongkol.
Hexagon, which was launched in September by three former Gagaexecutives, is attending the AFM for the first time looking for "marketablearthouse and action/genre titles," according to president Yoichi Sakai.
While at Gaga, Yoichi Sakai worked with Sahamongkol on theJapanese release of kickboxing hit Ong Bak. He is focusing on US and European acquisitions at Hexagon,while his colleagues Nishi Fuyuhiko and Noriko Takahashi are buying Asiantitles. On the first dayof the market, Hexagon bought Jean-Pierre Ameris' Call Me Elisabeth from France's Pyramide.
Currently inpost-production, Dynamite Warrior is made by the team behind Ong Bak - producer Prachya Pinkaew andaction choreographer Panna Rittikrai - with Chalerm Wongphim as director.It stars Dan Chupong whose credits include Sahamongkol's Born To Fight.