Well Go USA has acquired all North American, UK, and Australia/New Zealand rights to “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers” filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” which has its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. The plan is for an early 2019 release.
The story is set in Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king. A military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls, but his secret is a look-alike who can fool both Pei’s enemies and the King himself. So he attempts to execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the Shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms.
Lionsgate has set a November 8th 2019 release date for “Midway,” Roland Emmerich’s World War II epic which will open on a Monday to celebrate Veterans Day. Wes Tooke wrote this take on the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater, with the action following real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.
Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Luke Kleintank, Keean Johnson, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, and Jun Kunimura star in the film which is currently in production. That release date has it opening a week after “Wonder Woman 1984” and on the same day as the next James Bond film.
The Front Runner
The Hugh Jackman-led political drama-comedy “The Front Runner” has set a Tuesday November 6th opening, moved up by one day in order to capitalize on the momentum and passion surrounding Election Day. It will also be the first movie ever to open on Election Day. The movie will get a limited release before expanding on November 16th and again on November 21st in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The producers of “London Fields” have reached a settlement with its star Amber Heard, which clears a path for release of the long-delayed project which also stars Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton. GVN Releasing will release the film on 600 screens on October 26th this year and according to the producers no money changed hands as part of the settlement.