Acquisitions: Bright, Sacrifice, Dragon, Here

Comes A Bright Day
Intandem Films has scored international rights to British love story/thriller “Comes A Bright Day” from Smudge Films, Matador Pictures, Lost Tribe Productions and Ipso Facto Films.

Simon Aboud penned and will direct the story of hostages during a Mayfair jewellery store heist. Craig Roberts and Imogen Poots will play the two teenage leads, while Kevin McKidd stars as the robber and Timothy Spall plays the store owner.

British fashion designer Paul Smith will do the costumes for the main cast. Shooting begins next week on location around Mayfair and at Elstree Studios in London. [Source: Screen Daily]

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Chen Kaige’s action drama “Sacrifice” and will release it later this year.

Ge You and Wang Xue Oi stars in the story which deals with an orphan who is raised to avenge the death of his family. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

The Weinstein Company has acquired a major portion of the world distribution rights along with the remake rights to the film noir, martial arts epic “Dragon” (“Wu Xia”).

Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei and Jimmy Wang Yu star in the Peter Ho-Sun Chan-directed film. [Source: Reuters]

Strand Releasing has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to “Here”.The Braden King-directed road movie follows an American satellite-mapping engineer (Ben Foster) and an Armenian photographer (Lubna Azabal) who impulsively travel together into uncharted territory. [Source: Deadline]