Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / 5:18 pm
Shanghai Film Festival: Killers In China
Beijing and Los Angeles based DMG Entertainment, the company that introduced the film to China, announced the news today.
"The tone of this romantic action comedy has just the sort of identifiable traits in American projects that can be appreciated and enjoyed by the Chinese people," said DMG Entertainment CEO Dan Mintz.
Organizers of SIFF confirmed the selection of "Killers" as its closing night film. The festival normally chooses a Chinese movie as its opening film and a foreign production for the closing film. Being selected as the closing film normally means a green light from the authorities to import the movie into the Chinese market.
China Film Group, the country's only film importer is yet to decide if the company will officially import the film as one of the 20 films imported on a revenue-sharing basis, according to Weng Li, spokesperson of the group. However, it is understood that the film is being considered by the company's selection committee.
Once receiving a green-light to enter China as one of the revenue-sharing films, it will be the first of Lionsgate's films to enter China and get to share the film's box office takings. Normally, only blockbusters from major studios get to be selected as revenue-sharing films.
Directed by Robert Luketic, "Killers" stars Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck and Catherine O'Hara.