In a coup for sales agentFortissimo Films, Warner Bros Pictures Japan has boarded Tsui Hark'sVenice-opener Seven Swords, which screens in
The deal, which wasconcluded in
Warner Bros has taken alltheatrical and video rights to the action-packed wuxia extravaganza;separately, Fortissimo has also sold Japanese TV rights to Nine Entertainment.
Starring Donnie Yen, LeonLai and Charlie Young, Seven Swords has already performed strongly in
The Seven Swords dealstrengthens Warner's position as a heavyweight distributor of Asian fare inJapan, having previously handled Hero, House Of Flying Daggersand Windstruck. While a deal in English-speaking territories has yet toemerge, Seven Swords has sold to several countries including
The announcement was made byFortissimo co-chairman Michael J. Werner, Lee Joo-Ick and Iseki Satoru of BoramEntertainment and William Ireton, managing director of Warner Bros. PicturesJapan.