Acquisitions: Friday, Taxi, Flash

“Sony Pictures Worldwide as picked up rights to Paul W.S. Anderson’s remake of “The Long Good Friday” for global distribution. The cost? A whopping $25 million-$30 million. The studio paid a cool $11.5 million for the Joaquin Phoenix-led drama “We Own the Night” and several million to nab the Al Pacino film “88 Minutes”…” (full details)

“ThinkFilm and Discovery Communications have acquired North American rights to Alex Gibney’s award-winning Iraq War documentary “Taxi to the Darkside.” ThinkFilm picked up theatrical and home video rights, and Discovery grabbed broadcast rights to the feature, which examines the U.S.’ torture practices in Iraq, Afghanistan and at the Guantanamo Bay prison…” (full details)

“Distant Horizon has picked up North American rights to the Donnie Yen action picture “Flash Point” from Hong Kong-based Mandarin Films. Set in Hong Kong in 1997, the year the territory returned to China from Britain. In it, Yen plays a tough cop working undercover with Louis Koo to take down a gang of brothers…” (full details)