Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Well Go USA Acquires Japanese Crime Thriller – The Hollywood Reporter

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Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to Japanese director Kensuke Sonomura’s heavy-hitting crime thriller Bad City. 

A follow-up to the style director’s murderer thriller Hydra from final yr, Bad City will display at Austin’s Fantastic Fest on Friday, adopted by an in-competition slot at Sitges in October. 

Well Go will first launch the movie over its martial arts specialty streamer Hi-YAH! as a Hi-YAH! Original, adopted by a theatrical outing and broader VOD launch someday later this yr.  

The movie is ready in Kaiko City, a spot torn aside by rampant corruption and violence amongst a personal conglomerate, the yakuza and even the authorities. But after a mafia-connected businessman runs for mayor and begins systematically eliminating his opponents, a former police captain imprisoned for homicide is launched in a determined, last-ditch effort to take the corrupt tycoon down. 

Bad City stars Hitoshi Ozawa (Gozu; Dead or Alive; Shoot, My Darlin’), Hideto Katsuya (Kamen Rider W, Kamen Rider Zero-One), Masanori Mimoto (Hydra, Baby Assassins, Enter the Fat Dragon), Akane Sakanoue (Ultraman X, Your Eyes Tell), Masaya Kato (Godzilla, Brother, Fighter within the Wind), Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (Kamen Rider Kabuto, Bushido Man) and Lily Franky (Shoplifters, Yakuza Apocalypse).

Well Go is understood for its common North American launch of edgy motion titles from throughout Asia, with semi-recent titles together with  Korean zombie sequel Peninsula, Hong Kong’s Better Days or Japan’s First Love from Takashi Miike. 

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